Dr Janet Rose BA (Hons), MA, PhD, PGCE, FHEA - Principal

Dr Janet Rose, Principal of Norland College, has had a long-standing career in early years education, training and provision both nationally and internationally. Before joining Norland, she was a Reader in Education and Early Years Education Award and Programme Leader at Bath Spa University. She has an established track record of senior leadership in Higher Education, leading large degrees programmes in early years education and early childhood, as well as MA and doctoral degrees, alongside early years teacher training. As a former teacher and early years practitioner, she has worked in a variety of early years settings and schools both in England and Europe. In the past 10 years, she has worked at several universities, including Gloucestershire University, where she helped to develop the ‘top up’ degree for Norland students. She is the recipient of two ‘Outstanding Teaching’ student awards and has a national profile as an early years expert. She is frequently invited to be a keynote speaker at national conferences such as with the National College of Teaching and Learning and the National Day Nurseries Association.

She is the author of numerous academic publications including co-authorship of two key texts – The Role of Adult in Early Years Settings and Health and Well-being in Early Childhood. She is also the founder of Emotion Coaching UK and an Associate of Early Education. Janet is passionately committed to the promotion of quality research and excellence in early years provision. Her entire career has been dedicated to the advancement of young children’s potential and wellbeing and the adults that support them.

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  • 2021 - Emotion Coaching with Children and Young People in Schools
  • 2020 - Acculturation and enculturation in mathematical understanding children’s and adults’ ‘cultural capital'. In T. Oliver, E. Serevina and B. Perry (eds) Mathematics in Early Childhood: Research, Reflexive Practice and Innovative Pedagogy (Towards an Ethical Praxis in Early Childhood).
  • 2019 - Attachment Aware Schools: The impact of a targeted and collaborative intervention. International Journal of Pastoral Care and Education
  • 2019 - Young Children as Scientists, Designers and Technologists: theories of learning in Teaching Science and Technology in the Early Years (3-7)
  • 2019 - Talk, Narrative and Sustained Shared Thinking in Teaching Science and Technology in the Early Years (3-7)
  • 2017 - Attachment Aware Schools: Working with Families to Enhance Parental Engagement and Home-School Relationships
  • 2017 - The introduction of Emotion Coaching as a whole school approach in a primary specialist Social Emotional and Mental Health setting: positive outcomes for all
  • 2017 - Attachment Aware Schools in Emotional Development and Attachment in the Classroom: theory and practice for students and teachers
  • 2016 - Attachment Aware Schools – an alternative to the behaviourist paradigm in The International Handbook of Alternative Education
  • 2016 - Child Development in A Guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching
  • 2016 - Health and Well-being in the Early Childhood
  • 2015 - Emotion Coaching – a strategy for promoting behavioural self-regulation in children/young people
  • 2015 - Emotion Coaching – a strategy for promoting behavioural self-regulation in children and young people in schools: A pilot study
  • 2015 - Emotion Coaching: a universal strategy for supporting and promoting sustainable emotional and behavioural well-being
  • 2015 - ‘Movers and Shakers in Early Years Education for Sustainability in the UK in Young Children and the Environment
  • 2014 - Promoting children’s well-being and sustainable citizenship through emotion coaching in A Child’s World: Working together for a better future
  • 2014 - Early Childhood Education for Sustainability in the UK: Generating professional capital in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability
  • 2014 - Creating firm foundations in Learning to Teach in the Primary School
  • 2013 - Active engagement, emotional impact and changes in practice arising from a residential field trip
  • 2012 - Affective teaching and the affective dimensions of learning in A Student’s Guide to Education Studies
  • 2012 - The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings
  • 2012 - Principles under pressure: Student teachers’ perspectives on final teaching practice in early childhood classrooms
  • 2011 - Total Somerset High Contact Families Project Evaluation Report
  • 2011 - Transformative empowerment: stimulating transformations in practice
  • May 2023 - International Nanny Conference

    Dr Rose will lead two practical workshops at the conference which will be held in Florida and hosted by the International Nanny Association. One will focus on self-regulation and how nannies can help young children to develop self-regulation. The second will introduce Emotion Coaching to support young children’s wellbeing and behaviour.

  • 10/12/2022 - Bright Start International Conference

    Dr Janet Rose will deliver two workshops at the Bright Start International Conference in December 2022. The conference will be held in Athens with speakers, such as Janet, delivering workshops virtually. One session will look at self-regulation and emotionally friendly spaces in the early years and the second workshop will explore emotion coaching.

  • - Attachment webinar

    Dr Janet Rose will be delivering a webinar for the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The webinar will provide an introduction to attachment and its relevance to educational contexts.

  • 15/11/2022 - Training for Bath and North East Somerset early years professionals

    Dr Janet Rose will be delivering a talk on self-regulation, emotional friendly spaces and emotion coaching to teachers, teaching assistants, private nurseries, childminders and pre-schools within Bath and North East Somerset.

  • 08/11/2022 - National Secondary Leaders Network

    Dr Janet Rose will be speaking at the National Secondary Leaders Network (NSLN) event based on inclusion on Tuesday 8 November at St Mary Magdalene Academy, London. Dr Rose will be discussing what research says about the impact trauma-informed practice has on children and young people

  • 10/02/2022 - Facebook live with Jessica Kinglsey Publishers

    Dr Janet Rose and Dr Louise Gilbert for JKP's Facebook Live during Children's Mental Health Week on 10 February, 6pm GMT. They will discuss how emotion coaching can be used by early years practitioners to help children self-regulate their behaviours and improve their mental health and wellbeing.

  • 10/02/2022 - Early Years Foundation Stage Briefing – Southwark Council

  • 11/11/2021 - Achievement for All Virtual Conference

  • 02/11/2021 - The Care Leaders Fellowship

    Dr Janet Rose will deliver a session on emotion coaching as part of the Care Leaders Fellowship programme.

  • 02/11/2021 - Call to Action Parliamentary Launch

    Dr Janet Rose will speak at the House of Commons in December 2021 as part of the Attachment Research Community's campaign to raise awareness of attachment and trauma needs within schools across England.

  • 30/10/2021 - Achieving Trauma-Informed Practice: The Route to Resilience

    Dr Janet Rose will deliver a talk on emotion coaching at the event which has been organised by award-winning author, trainer and researcher, Dr Mine Conkbayir.

  • 02/10/2021 - Seneca Conference

    Dr Janet Rose will deliver a talk entitled 'An introduction to Emotion Coaching: supporting pupil behaviour, wellbeing and resilience' at the Seneca Conference in October.

  • April 2021 - Talk at the Institute of Recovery from Childhood Trauma (IRCT) conference

    Dr Janet Rose will deliver a keynote speech which will outline how emotion coaching might support vulnerable and traumatised children, particularly in relation to the impact of coronavirus on their lives.

  • January 2021 - Keynote at 'Building your teacher toolkit: effective classroom practice'

    Dr Janet Rose will deliver a keynote speech on the topic ‘What I wish I had known as an early career teacher’ at the ‘Building your teacher toolkit: effective classroom practice’.

    The events form the Education Development Trust’s early career professional development programme spring term training.

    This is part of the roll out of the Department for Education’s Early Career Framework and the programme supports both early career teachers and their mentors through the first two terms of the profession.

  • December 2020 - Talk at 'Working with conflict in families, couples and parent-child relationships' event

    Dr Janet Rose will deliver a talk on emotion coaching at the ‘Working with Conflict in Families, Couples and Parent-Child Relationships’ event which is organised by the Centre for Child Mental Health on Saturday 5 December.

  • November 2020 - Talk at 'The neuroscience of Early Intervention – 2020 conference'

    Dr Janet Rose will join a panel of expert speakers to highlight and explore important neurobiological and neurophysiological research that is enriching our understanding of human relationships and behaviour.

  • October 2020 - Part of the panel at the IHE annual conference

    Dr Janet Rose will be part of the ‘Qualifying for the champion’s league: strategies for global success’ where some IHE members with global ambitions will share their thoughts on the UK’s strategy for exporting education and what is needed to diversify successfully in an uncertain world.

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