Breaking The Cycle are a team of dedicated experts with years of experience in training and supporting youth-
based organisations to achieve better outcomes. To this end they have designed a PSHCE programme that has
been enthusiastically received and commended for both its child centred approach and thoughtful content. This
has been done using the principles and processes of Social Pedagogy, which is a holistic child-centred
methodology that is standard practice across Europe.
Humanistic value base, e.g. respect, trust, unconditional appreciation.
Fundamental concept of children as equal human beings with rich and extraordinary potential, as
competent, resourceful and active agents.
Inter-disciplinary theory combining concepts and models from sociology, psychology, education, medical
sciences and social work.
Holistic education – education of head (cognitive knowledge), heart (emotional and spiritual learning),
and hands (practical and physical skills).
Holistic well-being – strengthening health-sustaining factors.
To enable children to grow up as self-responsible persons who take responsibility for their society. To
promote human welfare and prevent or ease social problems.
Through providing opportunities for learning (“It is not possible to teach; but it is possible to create
situations wherein it is impossible not to learn”).
By building strong and positive authentic relationships which are non-hierarchical.
By enabling children to empower themselves.
Working with head, heart, and hands in the everyday, focussing on the here and now.
This proposal has been designed to present pupils with a fully rounded educational package that will enhance
their educational experience and allow them to experience the world in an emotionally intuitive way.