at St James Senior Girls’ School
Are you a teacher who’s passionate about wellbeing? Who wants to be able to think, feel and perform at their best – and who wants the same for their students too?
Join us at St James Senior Girls’ School for the very first open Positive Teacher Programme. Explore the world of human psychology, discover practical tools and techniques to help you manage your psychological wellbeing and leave ready to put the theory into practice.
Our teacher-first approach gives us the potential can drive positive change throughout schools. We can help you to navigate the challenges of your profession and ensure students have the skills they need to thrive in the modern world.
“This is one of the best courses (if not the best) I have attended!” – Ruth Coles, Blackheath High School
Day 1: 7th January 2020 | Day 2: 26th February 2020
St James Senior Girls’ School
6 Earsby Street
Book by the end of November 2019 to receive a special rate of £295/person! (Usual price £495/person)
Positive is a specialist learning provider helping individuals and teams to think, feel and perform at their best. All of our programmes are driven by science and developed by experts across psychology, neuroscience and the medical sciences. Our practices are relevant to all and have been adopted by leading schools and universities across the UK, as well as workplaces both nationally and internationally. Click here to find out more.
What will I get from the programme?
Like all of our programmes, the Positive Teacher Programme is designed to help you think, feel and perform at your best.
You’ll get two days of live training with a Positive expert, by the end of which you’ll have a solid foundation of knowledge and a versatile toolkit that can support you in both your personal and professional lives. You’ll get access to the Positive App and Positive Online platform, and become part of a growing Positive Teacher community dedicated to improving wellbeing.
A solid foundation of knowledge
Get to know the science behind emotion, how our brains work and why we behave as we do under the guidance of a Positive expert.
Practical tools and techniques
Build up a practical toolkit that you can use in your everyday life to help you navigate challenges and manage your wellbeing.
Ideas for application
Find out how other teachers have applied their learning and adapted the Positive content for different school environments.
A Positive community
Become part of an active Positive community working to optimise wellbeing and performance in their establishments.
‘I have learned that it is okay to look after myself. In fact, I’ll be a better teacher for doing that.’
– GDST teacher and 2016 Positive participant
Our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are all inextricably linked. Becoming aware of our emotions and how they can influence our cognition and behaviour is the first step to improved psychological wellbeing and resilience.
We all have a limited capacity for attention. Being able to direct our focus and manage our cognitive resources is essential for optimising our productivity and performance.
Our individual and group mindsets significantly impact our work and wellbeing. By improving our awareness and challenging natural biases, we can authentically increase optimism and better manage pressure and uncertainty.
Our social interactions play a crucial part in determining our wellbeing and the quality of our relationships. Improving our understanding of human interactions enables leaders and teams to build trust, improve collaboration and enhance performance.
The Positive App
The Positive App is a versatile tool designed to support our live training. Within the app you will find key learning resources as well as news and research articles from the world of psychology curated by our team of experts. You will also find a range of interactive tools, including the popular ‘Emotional Barometer’ tool, designed to enhance key constructs relating to psychological wellbeing and resilience.
“Supporting and strengthening the wellbeing of staff and pupils has always been integral to life at St James; the Positive Teacher Programme provides a fantastic opportunity to engage with and put into practice the best scientific research in this area. We look forward to welcoming you to the school and sharing the journey!”
– Sarah Labram, Headmistress of St James Senior Girls’ School
The Positive Teacher Programme at St James Senior Girls’ School costs £495/person inc VAT. Bookings processed by the end of November will receive a special rate of £295/person.
The programme includes 2 full days (9.30am–4pm) at St James Girls’ Senior School, run by a Positive expert. The cost also includes a 12 month licence for the Positive App and Positive Online
Once your booking has been processed your school will be sent an invoice, which can be paid via bank transfer. Your place[s] will only be confirmed once we have received payment.
St James Senior Girls’ School is located at 6 Earsby St, Hammersmith, London W14 8SH. You can find out more about the school here.
Although this programme is primarily intended for those working in secondary school environments, the tools and techniques are relevant for all and can easily be adapted for different age groups. Please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the programme.
No. The Positive Teacher Programme does not require any existing knowledge or previous training.
Although we believe that our programmes are strongest with technology, you do not have to have a smartphone or use the Positive App to participate in this programme.
Please see the Open Programme Terms and Conditions for details of the refund policy.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds if you can’t attend one of the days. However, if you miss the first day of training you can still attend the second.
You can find out more about our work with schools by watching the videos below. If you can’t find the answer to a particular question, please get in touch.
To book a place for your school on the Positive Teacher Programme at St James Senior Girls’ School, please fill out the form below. On receipt of your order, we will send you a confirmation and invoice your school (on the basis of our Terms & Conditions). Please note that your place is not guaranteed until we receive payment.