West of England Education Centre

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of The West of England Education Centre is based on the following fundamental ideas:

  • An understanding that the person (individual factors), environment (outside influences from conception onwards) and the way society works (cultural factors) are all interlinked and inseparable.
  • That information needs to be gathered from all three spheres in order to make a positive difference.
  • Parents know their children best and the ‘voices’ of parents and children need be heard as ‘experts’ in their own unique life experiences.
  • Parents and children need to be invited to work in partnership with ‘professionals’ as there is rarely a ‘quick fix’ solution and several perspectives are invariably more powerful than one.