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Tackling Stress in Schools

Three programmes designed specially for use in Schools.

Headteachers, Senior Management & Governors -Tackling Stress in Schools
Equipping school managers with the skills needed to minimise the impact of stress in schools (in line with Health & Safety Executive draft Standards and Risk Assessment approaches)

Teachers - Developing Well-being & Performance at Work
Identifying the symptoms of stress in themselves and others and providing practical techniques to reduce the impact

Pupils & Students– Managing Exam Pressure for Peak Performance
Equipping pupils with the key knowledge and skills to manage the pressure of exams to achieve peak performance.

Tackling Stress in Schools

A one-day programme for Headteachers, Senior Management and Governors

Course Objectives

  • Provide a clear understanding of the legal requirements for managing stress in schools.
  • Define “stress” and the difference between pressure and stress.
  • Explain how the negative effects of stress can affect the performance of staff and pupils.
  • Provide an understanding of the causes of stress so that appropriate action can be considered to minimise or reduce the results.
  • Help managers understand their own behaviour and assess whether it could be a cause of stress for other people.
  • Enable managers to recognise the symptoms of stress in others so that early intervention can take place to prevent the build up of pressure resulting in stress.
  • Provide practical instruction in the risk management approach and the development of action plans in accordance with Health & Safety Executive guidelines.

Developing Well-Being & Performance at Work

A one-day programme for teachers

Course Objectives
The overall aim will be to provide teachers with the skills and knowledge to recognise the effects of stress in themselves and to have a wide variety of practical techniques that they can use to eliminate, reduce and cope with stress.

In particular, the programme will:

  • Provide a clear understanding of the meaning of stress and an awareness of the difference between pressure and stress.
  • Provide an understanding of the causes of stress so that individuals can assess the impact of stress on both themselves and their colleagues.
  • Enable individuals to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress in themselves and others.
  • Enable staff to break the vicious cycle of stressful thinking and to recognise the vital link between our beliefs, perceptions and experiences of stress.
  • Help individuals to adopt an attitude of personal responsibility for their own stress management and health and well-being.
  • Provide practical strategies to help with preventing and managing stress in both the short term and the long term; including ways to avoid stress, reframing situations, thinking positively, responding proactively, managing change, and learning how to relax and recharge, anywhere, any time.

Managing Exam Pressure For Peak Performance

A Workshop/Seminar Programme For School Pupils and Students

Objectives

To equip pupils with the key knowledge and skills to be able to manage the pressure of exams to achieve peak performance.

In particular, the programme will:

  • Provide a clear understanding of the meaning of stress and an awareness of the difference between pressure and stress.
  • Provide an understanding of the causes of stress and how stress affects performance.
  • Enable students to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress in themselves and others.
  • Provide practical strategies to help with preventing and managing stress; including ways to avoid and reduce stress, the importance of thinking and focusing positively, a variety of ways to relax and recharge.
  • Demonstrate how to use goal setting, positive affirmations, and visualisation techniques to improve performance.
To apply for any course please contact us for details.
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