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What happens when a school puts wellbeing at its heart?

It Flourishes!

Nurture My Potential helps school leaders place wellbeing at the heart of the school enabling children and staff to flourish.

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Wellbeing Strategy Development

Does your school have lots of initiatives in place but no clear strategy for wellbeing?
Putting wellbeing at the heart of a school enables the school to flourish.
If you need support to develop your approach to wellbeing contact me.

Child Well Being Buckinghamshire, Growth Mindset School Programme, Teaching Staff Well-being

Teacher Well-Being

Teacher well-being is a fundamental pre-requisite for healthy, positive,creative,quality teaching and learning.

Child Well Being Buckinghamshire, Growth Mindset School Programme, Teaching Staff Well-being

Whole School Programme

Maximise the opportunity to nurture the potential of every child in your school.

Child Well Being Buckinghamshire, Growth Mindset School Programme, Teaching Staff Well-being

Parents

There's so many areas to navigate and its not always a smooth path!

Our children's education is more than learning and gaining knowledge in subjects such as maths, history, english etc. It's about developing the whole child. Recognising each child as an individual with all their idiosyncrasies, and nurturing that individual to maximise their potential, whatever that may be.
When I ask parents what they want for their children the following answers are typically given:
Happiness, confidence, health, love, kindness, self-worth, meaning, an optimistic outlook, ability to get along with people and understand emotions.

In short wellbeing or emotional fitness, but do we invest enough in helping them develop this wellbeing?
We all recognise the importance of physical fitness, indeed there are a multitude of training programmes and sports initiatives to develop physical fitness. So what about the training for the development of emotional fitness?

How do children develop the skills needed to develop optimism, resilience, self-efficacy, self-regulation, confidence, empathy, self-determination and positive relationships? We know that emotional intelligence is at least as important as IQ. People with higher social and emotional skills have been proven to function better in the world regardless of their academic intelligence. How do children learn about mindsets, and develop strategies to manage their emotions allowing them to flourish?
Nurture My Potential offers development workshops in all these areas. When teachers use the Mindful Journey to the Growth Mindset Programme with children, where they learn about their incredible brain, understand what growth mindset really means, gain an undersatnding of how they can develop themselves and their abilities through effort and hard work, understand their emotions and importantly learn tools and strategies to manage them, they have an opportunity to flourish.
But we don't stop there, emotional wellbeing is essential for all of us.Using the analogy of adult passengers putting the oxygen mask on themselves on an aircraft before helping the children, we know that self care is essential in order to be able to give children what they need. With this in mind, Nurture My Potential also offers mindset and wellbeing workshops for the key stakeholders in the child's life - parents/carers and teachers.

What I offer

An approach to develop adults and children to be the very best version's of themselves.

Testimonials

We came to Claire because my son was really struggling with exam anxiety. School has been a challenge for him this year and the build up to exams made matters worse.I didn't really know what to do but then a friend recommended Claire. My son had 4 sessions that really…

A Parent (name withheld for privacy), 1:1 session

Claire has had a huge impact on our son's behaviour. He suffered with anxiety and struggled with many different situations. Claire worked with him explaining his anxiety, helping him to understand what it was and how his body was responding. She showed patience and sensitivity to his feelings,gaining his trust…

A Parent, 1:1 Session

Claire Farrell has been working within Freith CEC School both as part of a wider collaborative primary schools project on Growth Mindsets and more recently in running a series of small nurture groups for identified pupils in school. We began working with Nurture My Potential alongside a number of schools in…

Jo Reid, Headteacher Freith School and Chair of Marlow Liaison Headteachers Group

“We found the transition workshops invaluable for our Year 6 children. They are at a very difficult age where they are especially vulnerable and they have a lot of pressures to deal with, between the SATs and transitioning to secondary school. Children really took on board what Claire taught them…

Abi Preston, Deputy Head teacher Carrington Junior School

Thankyou Claire we've noticed a real difference in .....'s attitude.He is now much more willing to have a go and doesn't get so disillusioned when he makes mistakes.

A Parent (Name withheld for privacy), 1:1 Session

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