My name is Gemma Watson, I am the founder of "The T.H.I.N.K. BIG Project". My experience comes from working in education and social care. It was while working in education and feeling frustrated I started the organisation however, much of my focus went into ensuring that students with complex needs completed their time within education which was often a battle in itself.
While the need is greater now than ever before that students stay in education, young people and adults are supported in their life, I have channelled my experiences to provide a range of services that will support building better communities.
Working with young people my practice starts with me, ensuring I am informed and reflective within all that I do. My time in education has seen me run a range of peer mentoring programmes, managed years groups of 200 students, manage pastoral teams and safeguarding. I am trained in safeguarding to a DSL level, CMI level 7 in leadership coaching and mentoring and studied a range of courses in Counselling and Anger Management as well as Behavioural Neuroscience. My vision is to build better communities, working practices amongst professionals, support systems alongside supporting the community to achieve their potential.
The T.H.I.N.K. BIG Project was created to empower individuals to think bigger in everything we do. I am very clear in my values and it is time we say enough is enough our young people deserve more. While we want to challenge the educational system we have also extended our vision within the football world. Grey Splashes is created to provide the same empowerment for athletes and the clubs they play for.
Engagement | Encouragement | Empowerment
CMI Level 7 Coaching and Mentoring
Diploma in Neuroscience and Psychology
CBT | NLP | Mindfulness
Jack Petchey Leader Award 2019
15 Years in education
20 Years supporting individuals
17 Years of Mentoring
Middle Leader in Education and Social care
Kerry Phillips | Chanel Marshall | Christine Saddler
Yemi Hughes - Co-founder of Your City Says No
Catherine Rushforth founder of Catherine Rushforth Associates
Aaliyah Oliver - Young Person
Darcy Pryce - Young Person
Our models for mentoring, behaviour, pastoral care promote growth and development.
The T.H.I.N.K. BIG Project's approach is inclusive fuelled by passion led with maximising impact and growth
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