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CPD · Introduction to the Academic Resilience Approach

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


This training will introduce the Academic Resilience Approach which has been developed by boingboing and YoungMinds. In this context, resilience is described as a person ‘doing better than might be expected in a context of adversity’. Research shows that students who are surrounded by protective factors (which can be provided in or through school/college) are able to buffer risk factors with greater ease.

Attendees will discover how engaging in the Academic Resilience Approach enables education institutions to develop and implement individualised processes to ensure all students have a greater chance of developing resilience against life’s adversity, whilst also celebrating areas of existing strength.

The training will focus on the theory behind the Academic Resilience Approach, whilst also covering how schools and colleges can get involved.

when is it?

Wednesday 23 June 2021 | 3.30-5.00pm

Tuesday 13 July 2021 | 3.30-5.00pm

Who is it for?

Educational practitioners in schools and colleges (teachers, SLT, pastoral staff, careers staff etc)

how to book

To book a place, please email Helena Kelsey to confirm your place.

These sessions will be delivered by SUN staff who are trained Facilitators of the Academic Resilience Approach. 

The sessions will be hosted on Zoom and will run from 15:30 – 17:00. Joining instructions will be shared closer to the time.

The three sessions are repeats, so attendees only need to attend one date.

Please feel free to forward this information on to staff you feel may be interested in your school or college.