Helping Schools Thrive Through Positive Relationships | #cultureofwellbeingDGinset

This blog post is my contribution to the #cultureofwellbeingDGinset digital INSET day organised by the wonderful Clare Erasmus.Relationships are in all aspects of our lives. I’m not talking just about romantic relationships, but all human connection and how we interact with others. If you look at various academic disciplines such as social and positive psychology, […]

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Character Strengths for the Staffroom | #cultureofwellbeingDGinset

This blog post is my contribution to the #cultureofwellbeingDGinset digital INSET day organised by the wonderful Clare Erasmus.My colleagues and I were running a training day for TA’s. We stood there smiling as the TA’s tentatively engaged with the activity we had set them. A few seconds passed, and then one TA launched herself at […]

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Book Review: Taught Not Caught – Educating for 21st Century Character

I have to admit that I approached the new book by former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, Taught Not Caught – Educating for 21st Century Character, with a little skepticism; being an external provider of a character education programme into schools, I have seen first-hand the impact created by the current government’s destructive policies and approaches […]

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A Coaching & Consultation Programme for Teaching Assistants (Case Study)

​The 2015/16 Academic year saw the launch of a £24,000 mental health project funded by North Yorkshire County Council, aimed at improving self-esteem and wellbeing and closing the attainment gap in educational achievement for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. ​The ‘CTG’ project was rolled out in 12 schools within the ‘Star Teaching School Alliance’ (Star Alliance) […]

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A Gratitude Case Study

This was originally a poster presentation by Frederika Roberts at the 5th IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association) World Congress in Montréal in July 2017.  You can view and download the full poster in PDF format here. Background Information & Methodology‘RWS | Resilience Wellbeing Success’ (RWS) is a school programme founded on principles of Positive Psychology and Character Education. […]

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