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About this programme

We offer education settings a comprehensive set of complementary strategies and approaches to unlock academic achievement and accelerate progress by:

  • Improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of an education setting, staff as well as all children and young people

  • Re-examining a whole school community’s relationship with “behaviour” and “behaviour management”, creating culture and practice that is trauma-informed and relationships-driven

  • Applying the latest knowledge in the neuroscience of learning to create classrooms that support neurodiverse learners through grounded cognitive and metacognitive practice

  • Removing individual barriers to learning through the advanced deployment of Assistive Technologies

Why do we need this?

Simply put, an anxious, frightened or angry mind simply will not learn.

This Programme helps teaching professionals to understand what they can do to create an inclusive learning environment that supports and nurtures the highest possible levels of emotional wellbeing, through building social and emotional resilience, by meeting the needs of neurodiverse learners, thereby accelerating progress and securing better personal outcomes.

This programme is designed to have a positive and sustained impact on critical cohorts of children and young people that may have lost significant ground because of Covid-19 disruption, supporting improvements in culture, climate and ethos that will enable achievement to thrive:

  • Children and Young People receiving SEN Support (as well as those with EHCPs) 
  • Children in Care or on the edge of care 
  • Children and Young People with specific vulnerabilities (self-esteem and confidence, emotional self-regulation skills, etc.) 
  • Pupil Premium Cohort 
  • New migrants or Travellers
  • Neurodiverse learners below the threshold for statutory SEN support


This Programme is designed to have a profound whole-school impact, supporting your journey out of RI, or from Good to Outstanding. Outstanding Schools will also be able to demonstrate a drive for continual improvement and system leadership.


It is important to critically examine the impact of any school improvement programme, for a number of reasons:

a) to monitor progress across a wide range of measures

b) to assess, identify and celebrate what is working and identify what isn't

c) to critically reflect on barriers to progress and address them

d) to feed whole-school self-evaluation reporting, to Governance and to statutory inspection

Raising Attainment with Wellbeing is designed to support impact evaluation using a range of tools and strategies:

A first step is to identify how your school community measures wellbeing currently, and consider ways of enhancing these tools and approaches as a first step.

The programme also offers:

a) A detailed and comprehensive Needs Analysis framework that identifies strengths and areas for improvement, supports the prioritisation of activity, and can be revisited to judge progress. Although this initial step within the Programme can be conducted internally, an external coach could be commissioned to add independent scrutiny and assessment to the process.

b) Freely available wellbeing measurement tools are signposted in the leadership modules, such as the Anna Freud tool to measure staff wellbeing (available as an online template), although it is strongly recommended to extend your engagement with the programme through the additional commissioning of Myself as a Learner (recommended by the EEF) and the Sterling Wellbeing Test.

c) Individual focussed activity within different elements of the Programme will generate their own measurable outputs (such as positive behaviour management peer reviews and adapting Wave 1 teaching behaviours to be more inclusive)

Additionally, key school improvement measures, such as attendance and punctuality, engagement in learning, use of school discipline pathways including fixed-term suspension, permanent exclusion and managed move statistics, will reflect progress made and a journey travelled.

Key benefits

  • Applicability

    Signposting to an array of governmental departments and agencies, third-sector organisations and businesses, with materials kept up-to-date and constantly reviewed for relevance

    Designed exclusively to meet the demands of Ofsted and Estyn key inspection focus areas (in particular, creating and culture and climate that will reduce the number of fixed term and permanent exclusions, and create high performing inclusive learning communities).

  • Wellbeing

    Helping professionals to understand what they can do to create a learning environment that supports and nurtures the highest possible levels of emotional wellbeing, and thus progress and achievement.

    Raising the levels of emotional wellbeing amongst staff as well children, helping to retain experienced professionals and support new entrants to the profession in equal measure.

  • Support

    Available as a self-study package, but with the opportunities to commission specialist Coaches to deliver targeted and bespoke webinars to groups of staff, lead on-site INSET and evaluation activity, or commissioned packages of more extensive bespoke support to drive change management

Pricing Options

Options with in-person coach will incur additional travel expenses.

Schools completing Options 1 or 2 are eligible for the Silver National Whole School Wellbeing Award.

 Those completing Option 3 are eligible for the Gold Award.

To monitor progress throughout the programme we recommend regular surveys of staff and, with children, the use of tools like Myself As A Learner Scale (recommended by the EEF ) and The Stirling Wellbeing Test (recommended by the DFE)

Pricing Option 1

Raising Attainment With Wellbeing Online Core Package

£1600 + VAT

Includes full 5 Course Programme
Unlimited Staff attendees
12 months Access
Monthly updates and webinar support
On two staff completing the Programme and demonstrating evidence of improved wellbeing the school is eligible for the National Whole School Wellbeing Award (silver)

Pricing Option 2

Core Package With 8 hours Coaching Support

£2450 + VAT

All from Option 1 above plus 8 hours of online or in-person support from a qualified wellbeing coach. (NB. All In-person coaching will involve additional expenses) The school is eligible for a National Whole School Wellbeing Award ( silver) when two staff complete the programme and show evidence of progress within the school.

Pricing Option 3

Core Package With 16 hours Coaching and School Wellbeing Review

£3300 + VAT

Includes full 5 Course Programme
16 hours of online or in-person support from a qualified wellbeing coach, including a school review. (NB. All In-person coaching will involve additional expenses)
Unlimited staff attendees
12 months Access
Monthly updates and webinar support
The Gold National Whole School Wellbeing Award can be obtained on two staff at least completing the programme and demonstrating evidence of progress to the external coach

Who you will learn with

Key Features

The comprehensive built-in audit tool enables leadership to quickly health-check and self-evaluate current culture and practice, identifying strengths as well as priority areas for improvement, enabling teams to plot a route through the programme that will have the highest impact in the shortest time

The programme addresses explicitly the wellbeing of staff as well as learners, whilst never losing sight of a school's prime purpose: securing the best possible outcomes for every child or young person

A critical aspect of wellbeing is building the social and emotional resilience of a learning community- the materials given practical solutions to develop good culture and practice

The programme supports senior and middle leader professional development

Materials are written to support a variety of learning contexts: whole school INSET, small group training, one-to-one coaching or individual study and reflection

The content is designed to  be used in a number of ways, ranging from quickly raising awareness of key issues, but with additional learning to drive professional learning and understanding to Masters level.

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The Programme consists of five modules:

  • Leading Wellbeing

    supports leadership teams to forensically analyse the social and emotional “health” of their setting, through policy review and a detailed Needs Analysis. It contains a comprehensive guide to supporting the wellbeing of your staff teams, aligned to the DfE Staff Wellbeing Charter: something of immediate importance given the impact of Covid-19.

  • Emotional Wellbeing and Core Strength

    explores the critical relationship between emotional wellbeing and mental health, and the impact these two factors can have on learning and personal development. The concept of core strength is also introduced, how it is central to self-efficacy, resilience and personal effectiveness, and its importance in developing lifelong learning capacity in children and young people.

  • Making Sense of Behaviours

    gives education professionals a deeper insight into childhood trauma, neglect, attachment issues and the impact these have on the observed behaviours of children and young people. The unit also examines social and emotional resilience, with practical steps a learning community can take to incorporate resilience-building into everyday practice.

  • In the Classroom

    offers a rich seam of developmental tools, strategies and approaches aimed at transforming the culture and climate of the whole education setting. This is relevant to experienced staff as well as those who are newly qualified. New ways of developing inclusive classroom practice and improving behaviour can be explored, introduced and developed.

  • Advanced Interventions

    are being assembled for your consideration, including tools to build cognition, the introduction of Assistive Technologies to support neurodiversity, Coaching Conversation training resources and other emotional wellbeing and mental health strategies, that can be considered as "next steps" on the achievement through wellbeing journey.