IHEART Academy
Resilience & Wellbeing Course
for School Teachers, Leaders & Staff

Level 1:
Whole School Approach

Designed as a hands-on introductory course to help all those within a school who work with young people, this training is suitable for teachers, senior leaders, administration staff and teaching assistants. Participants learn to uncover their own innate capacity for wellbeing and resilience in order to manage stress, time pressures and challenging circumstances within the educational profession.

The course can be run in one school for up to 30 staff or can be attended by the same number of people from multiple schools across a multi academy trust.

Topics covered include:

  • The true source of stress, anxiety and other feelings
  • The relationship between feelings and thoughts
  • Pressure and deadlines
  • Dealing with challenging behaviour of pupils and others
  • Managing our own behaviour
  • Responding vs Reacting
  • Listening and Communication
  • Relationships with colleagues, pupils & parents / guardians

After completing this course, participants will be able to better:

  • Deal with the many demands placed on them in the field of education
  • Navigate personal and professional challenges with more confidence, wellbeing and resilience
  • Manage feelings of stress and overwhelm
  • Handle difficult situations and conversations with pupils and colleagues
  • Recover quicker from setbacks and disappointments
  • Access more peace of mind and clarity at work and home
  • Experience the joy and passion of working with young people
  • Understand the core principles behind the IHEART approach and their relevance and application to everyday life

Course duration: 8 weeks
Consisting of weekly 90-minute twilight sessions at a host school site

Course duration: 8 weeks

Consisting of weekly 90-minute twilight sessions at a host school site

Graduates receive:

Resilience and Wellbeing Certificate

Next steps:

+ Eligibility to progress to Level 2 -Curriculum Certification for School Teachers (see page 13)
+ Bring the IHEART programme to the pupils of your own school (see pages 16/17)
+ Learn about the IHEART approach in more depth to experience the practical benefits of this understanding for themselves

Course duration: 3 months

On a weekly basis

Graduates receive:

Facilitator Certification for Teachers, enabling delivery of the IHEART Curriculum to pupils aged 10-18 in their own schools.

They will also have:

+ The full hard copy curriculum
+ Access to the IHEART Online Resource Portal – enabling programme delivery and including all lesson plans, teaching slides, classroom activities, video clips and animation videos

Knowledge & skills gained:

+ A strong understanding of the core principles behind the IHEART approach
+ Explored in depth the content of the 14-session IHEART Curriculum

Next Steps:

+ Self delivery of the IHEART Programme in your school
+ Continued Professional Development through the Academy’s ongoing learning opportunities
+ Eligibility to progress to Level 3, Train the Trainer (subject to passing assessment and interview)

Level 2:
Curriculum Certification for School Teachers

Whole School Approach

Training teachers, staff and school leaders in the IHEART Curriculum is essential to realising the vision of the IHEART Academy. By enabling professionals in the field of education to become knowledgeable and skilled in delivering the programme to their own pupils, the long-term impact of the IHEART approach is sustainably embedded across whole school environments. Teachers can access Academy Level 1 in one of three ways:

Option 1: Participate in a bespoke Onsite Training for Teachers
(see course outline below)

Option 2: Participate in a bespoke Offsite Training for Teachers
(contact the IHEART Academy for more details)

Option 3: Join a facilitator training course held at the IHEART Centre
(see Facilitator Certification, Page 7 of the Academy Prospectus)

Onsite IHEART Curriculum Training for Teachers
Twilights & In-School Delivery

This unique training course offers both programme delivery to pupils AND training of teachers to deliver the IHEART Curriculum. Specifically, it enables:

  • Pupils to be taught the IHEART Curriculum by senior Academy faculty while teachers / staff observe this classroom delivery as part of their training
  • Up to 15 teachers / staff from a single school and / or a group of schools to be trained in twilight sessions immediately following classroom delivery

Module 1: Introduction to the IHEART approach

  • INSET day for all participating teachers – overview of the core philosophy and course orientation
  • One-to-one online mentoring session with a faculty member

Module 2: The IHEART Curriculum in Action

  • Staff observe delivery to pupils of the entire programme by IHEART facilitators
  • On same day, over the course of weekly twilight sessions, staff debrief, prepare for following session and engage in further learning to master curriculum delivery

Module 3: Personal Coaching with Academy Faculty

  • 2 x one-to-one online mentoring sessions to deepen self-understanding of the IHEART approach

Course duration: 3 months
On a weekly basis

Please click here to register your interest

“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

“I feel mentally stronger … the programme is wonderful.”

N Gayle Thomas Moore Catholic School

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

E Mc Dermitt Langley Girls

“A great curriculum … loved the 2 days and the ideas”

L Wright Harris Academy

“This course is thorough and pitched very well to change, inform and improve people’s lives.”

K Sexton Hayes School

“This course is taught very well with clarity. It is life changing stuff”

H Dehal 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

“This course encourages teachers to look within and see how their own thinking can impact on their experience. “

A Hart Chislehurst School for Girls

“A great course with a well resourced and structured curriculum … all humans should learn this.”

Z Golding The Glebe

“Have already recommended it to fellow teachers as this will change the way they approach issues.”

B Saga Riddlesdown College

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

L Bicknell



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