impact and evidence report September 2020

case study

We continue to demonstrate impact through delivery of the iheart Schools Programme to young people as evidenced by the following recent results.

90 pupils, Year 6:

  • 100% noticed a change in themselves post programme
  • 99% would recommend the programme to a friend
  • 11% to 3% decrease in negative classroom behaviours

192 pupils, Years 6-9:

1 out of 2 are better able to:

  • deal with feeling lonely
  • deal with being bullied
  • deal with problems
  • deal with feeling depressed

Social, Emotional & Mental Health School, Year 10:

  • 55% reduction in fixed term exclusions
  • 59% reduction in days of education lost through exclusion
  • 75% are on track/exceeding expected attainment progress

‘I watched a child de-escalate from the point of violence because of the ‘Power of Thought’ lesson. A remarkable breakthrough..’

Jamie Rogers, Head  Teacher, Primary School

Primary Schools

"One day I was screaming at my brother and then I realised that everything come from thought then I said sorry to him"

"Now that I know this, my life has changed madly"

"I am less worried and more confident"

"My personality has changed, and now I know that when I'm sad it's my thought"

"I used to worry about exams a lot but now I don't worry a much as I used to because of iheart"

"In the past I felt like I can't pick myself back up. But now I feel like I can face any challenge"

"The family nature and values of iheart stand out a mile away. And the staff feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with the teachers stating it is a great start to their week – not just for the children!"

“At times, whilst observing, I got goosebumps when I saw:

A young girl, who I have not heard speak to an adult in over a year, give a profound response on why bullies do not define who you are.

A class of children who could barely hold a conversation with a teacher, have a 45 minute debate with on Nelson Mandela

One of the most behaviourally challenging pupils I have taught unexpectedly de-escalated from the point of violence because of the lessons he had learned on the ‘Power of Thought’. This was a remarkable breakthrough.”

J. Rogers Headteacher, Primary School

‘I am staggered by the positive results we got with this intervention.’

Ben Jones, Assistant Head Teacher, Langley Park School for Boys

“It is abundantly clear to me the impact that this project will have on our young people. Understanding where our feelings come from and what they mean, which lies at the core of the iheart curriculum, empowers us to decide how we feel about ourselves and our lives.

This is the source of our mental wellness. What greater gift can we give our children?”

K. Miller, Advisory Teacher for Autism and former School Inclusion Manager

Secondary Schools

Here is what school leaders and teachers who have already worked with our programme, have said so far:

“I would recommend this course as it gives a greater understanding as to why we behave the way we do and how to better support ourselves and our students.”

D. McCrobie, Harris Beckenham

“The course improved my own understanding of thoughts and how powerful it can be – if only everyone knew this.”

E. McDermitt, Langley Girls

“I would recommend this course for teacher to be aware of their own resilience and it will also allow them to be better problem solvers and help with conflict resolution.”

E. Snell, Langley Boys

“Good resources, excellent way of thinking – I totally love it. Everyone should do it! It would benefit all teachers and students too”

L. Bicknell

‘The uplifting work iheart does, fills the necessary need of building resilience and wellbeing amongst our students.’

Sylvie Bacquet, Senior Lecturer, Westminster Law School

Higher Education

Here is what university students who have already completed our programme, have said so far:

"I have realised that thought is so powerful and we can only take what others say personally if we allow it to happen"

"I have definitely changed the way I think - I have stopped overthinking so much and I worry less"

"I am confident. I used to be very shy and find it hard to contribute during class discussions"

"I am feeling more relaxed asking for other people’s help and getting over things that are not that important in my life"

“Young people are faced with an increasingly demanding life. So it was so impressive to see how quickly the dynamic iheart team provided the perfect platform for exploring their inner wellbeing. Our students felt very at ease and open to learning from the iheart programme. I hope that in the future, all of our students will partake, as there is clearly a big need for building resilience and confidence amongst our student body. On a more personal note, I found it very uplifting to work with the upbeat iheart team.”

S. Bacquet, Senior Lecturer at Westminster Law School

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