Does Positive Psychology Make a Difference in Schools?
Do you ever wonder if positive psychology really makes a difference in schools?
This interview with Deborah Brown, the Headteacher of Buckton Vale Primary School tells the story of her school’s journey to become recognised as a positive education school, and the impact it has had on both pupils and staff.
Deborah and her school took part in the Everyday Magic programme, a positive education programme approved by the BPS. The programme helps teachers bring all of the benefits of positive education into the classroom, and equally importantly, into the staff room. It covers topics such as grit and determination, dealing with difficult emotions, gratitude and kindness, and emotional regulation.
As an evidence-based approach it is backed by thousands of studies making it highly effective. Positive Education is a growing movement in schools throughout the world, and here in the UK and an increasing number of head teachers are finding out the difference it makes in their school. To hear about the Everyday Magic experience at Buckton Vale, take a look at the video. To find out more about how Everyday Magic could help your school visit the positive education portal.