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CPD · The Academic Resilience Approach

Online CPD training to support schools and colleges to enhance academic resilience

when is it?

We will be running a series of introductory online training sessions (via Zoom) this term for schools and colleges interested in finding out more about the approach. The dates are as follows:  

Wednesday 20 January 2021 | 3.30-5pm

Thursday 11 February 2021 | 3.30-5pm

Tuesday 9 March 2021 | 3.30-5pm

Who is it for?

Educational practitioners in schools and colleges

what is the Academic Resilience Approach?

The Academic Resilience Approach (developed by boingboing and YoungMinds) aims to support schools and colleges to enhance the academic resilience of their students whilst also supporting staff resilience. In this context, resilience is described as a person ‘doing better than might be expected in a context of adversity’. Research shows a strong correlation between academic resilience and educational success. It also shows that students who are surrounded by protective factors (which can be provided through school or college) are able to buffer risk factors with greater ease.

Engaging in the Academic Resilience Approach (ARA) enables educational institutions to develop and implement individualised processes to ensure all students have a greater chance of developing resilience against life’s adversity. More information about the approach can be found here. There are trained staff in the SUN team who are able to support schools/colleges to embed ARA. 

how to book

to book a place, email helena kelsey ( with the date you would like to attend