Guide to Life

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Guide to Life

How are you supporting pupil wellbeing and reintegration into school?

Guide to Life is a practical programme giving teachers the skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver PSHE, mental & physical wellbeing in a way that delivers a visible impact to each and every child.

As we plan for all children to be reintegrated back into school, the focus must be on building an emotionally safe environment for all.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the most unprecedented of times for every one of us. Life changed completely in a matter of days and we need to be mindful that every member of staff and every child will have had different experiences and will react uniquely to these.

Guide to Life proactively provides the different elements that children need to rebuild, reconnect and reset; building their resilience and belief in themselves as learners again.

What is Guide to Life?

Guide to Life is a new blended learning solution,  to help school communities, grow back together after lockdown, rebuilding a culture of safety, confidence, resilience and connection, in a positive and creative way.

5 Ways to Wellbeing and statutory PSHE curriculum, this initiative combines bespoke training, interactive resources and a home-school app to develop a whole community approach to support recovery and enhance long term wellbeing.

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Who is it for?

Guide to Life has been designed as a holistic approach to wellbeing; giving teachers, school leaders and associate staff the skills, knowledge and confidence to support each child.

The learning covers all aspects of the PSHE curriculum, as well as incorporating PE, physical activity and mental health.

The Guide to Life app can be used at school and at home by parents, giving children the opportunity to use the techniques they have learnt at school in the home environment, and empowering parents to support their children with this.

The Guide is aimed at primary age children, with differentiated content for Early Years, KS1, lower and upper KS2 pupils. 

How does it work?

Training

Training for teachers to give them the confidence, knowledge and techniques to lead an effective wellbeing programme, with very latest content on what really works in schools and at home.

 

Resources

A full suite of resources to build a bespoke wellbeing curriculum for your pupils, including a year of interactive lesson plans and strategies & techniques to support children to check in with themselves and understand their own wellbeing.

App

Guide to Life app linking pupil rewards to wellbeing techniques, bridging the home-school connection using engaging strategies & ‘how to practice’ videos to support children and parents at home.

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“Research shows that pupils with higher levels of wellbeing generally perform better academically and schools using programmes to develop social skills have improvements in attainment and behaviour.”

Chief Medical Office, Public Health England. 

Training

Guide to Life training programme for teachers, associate team and leaders:

At school or virtual (both pre-recorded or live) training for your staff team to support effective programme implementation, empowering you & your team to have confidence in teaching a PSHE and wellbeing curriculum.

Recorded follow up sessions and guided lessons, giving further guidance and practical application strategies for each element of the initiative.

Video tutorials featuring the practical mindfulness and strategies to teach to pupils.

The importance of parental engagement in children’s learning is widely acknowledged. Evidence suggests that it has many benefits, such as improvements in literacy and maths skills, better school attendance and closure of achievement gap. 

Education Endowment Fund

Toolkit

Guide to Life toolkit to support implementation of cultural capital for a whole school wellbeing and recovery approach. Includes:
  1. Full year of PSHE and wellbeing lesson plans for all year groups (FS to Y6), organised in half term schemes of work, beginning with a reintegration programme for half term 1: Restore, Revive, Reflect

  2. Interactive guided wellbeing strategies and techniques.

  3. Extension and differentiated activities for additional learning and support

Guided Lessons & Follow Up Sessions

A full set of videos giving further guidance & practical application strategies for the whole Guide to Life

App for Children and Parents

Guide to Life app, engaging families to enhance at home wellbeing.

App features strategies and techniques for parents & children to support positive wellbeing, building on what they’ve learnt at school.

Wellbeing activities logged through the app so that you can easily measure engagement and identify additional areas for support. Encourages children to reflect on their wellbeing, develop self care strategies and get to know & understand what works for them.

Knowledge and skills for work and life.

What will I get ?

Each school has its own distinctive culture, needs and priorities. Guide to Life has been designed to support this, with flexibility for you to choose which elements of the Guide work for you and your pupils.

Guide to Life works best as a full programme including training, resources and the app as this provides a whole school approach to actively develop pupil wellbeing at school and at home.

Team+ will work with you to find the best solution for your needs, ensuring you see maximum impact for your children, staff and parents.

How do I know it works?

Giving children the best possible start in life is our absolute passion and drives everything we do.

We have been working with primary schools for over 11 years, developing pupil health and training school staff. Our track record speaks for itself, but don’t just take our word for it, here’s Alex the Headteacher at Carlton Primary Learning Centre where we have been running Guide to Life with them for the past academic year.

It can be difficult to ‘measure’ wellbeing. When you implement Guide to Life at your school, we believe you won’t need to measure as you see the evidence all around you. Positive health and wellbeing supports engagement, learning capacity, behaviour, attendance and much more.

Team+ will work with you to ensure the effectiveness of the programme at school, from support with training, to implementation, to delivery and evaluation of the programme. There are weekly check-ins available with our team and live chat available through the members area of the Guide to Life portal.

What are you waiting for?