Location: This course will be run online via Zoom. Full details of how to join will be sent in advance of the day.
Most initiatives to improve wellbeing in schools tackle the symptoms, rather than the causes of mental health concerns. Building a Positive School Culture focuses on the importance of creating a sense of safety, belonging and significance for the whole school community, through the development of positive relationships in our schools.
This course brings together the science of Positive Psychology with best practice teaching and pastoral care to encourage and support individuals, schools and communities to flourish. It focuses on specific evidence-based skills that assist adults and children to strengthen their relationships, build positive emotions and enhance personal resilience.
The development of these valuable life skills provides staff and pupils with an increased capacity to teach and learn effectively, as well as offering them a strong foundation on which they can build a successful life.
This course provides a foundation from which to begin to build a whole school approach to creating and maintaining a positive school culture.
Aims of the course:
The workshop aims to develop an understanding of the components of a positive school culture and provide practical strategies that can be used with both adults and children to enhance relationships and increase the sense of community for all stakeholders.
Course tutor: Helen Kelly
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