The Circle of Support is a person-centred thinking tool that is useful for finding out who is important in a person’s life and identifying how different relationships might strengthen, support and facilitate that person’s education. It can also be useful for identifying relationships that might be barriers for learning.
How to use it
Download the attached template document. Sit with the person/learner and together work through the sections on the Circle of Support template, thinking about the different people in that person’s life. Write the names of the people who are closest to the person in each category closer to the figure in the centre of the template, and those who are less close further away from the figure, in the outer rings.