The aim of SEF is to raise the educational achievement of pupils across the City and the focus of Frances Griffiths and Vince Leahy from the IGA is to support the Heads in their regular meetings towards this goal.
As group analysts, Frances and Vince focus on the relationship between the individual and the group, emphasising the essentially social nature of human experience. As a methodology, Group Analysis recognises how emotional, behavioural and psychological phenomena emerge in the context of groups and that these together with ‘dynamic administration’ play a vital role in the success of meetings and their outcomes.
Founded over 50 years ago, the IGA is a charitable organisation which provides training in Group Analysis and group work in clinical and organisational contexts. The IGA provides training and professional development to over 800 people a year.