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The Doncaster Mental Toughness and Resilience programme aims to gain a clearer understanding of how children and young people living in Doncaster deal with adversity and the effect this has on their school attendance, performance, welfare and behaviour as well as equipping them with the skills needed to deal with challenges and opportunity in life.
The project offers opportunities for primary and secondary schools to collaborate and track pupils as they transition from year 6 into year 7 and to work in partnership to improve pupils’ mental toughness and resilience.
Research indicates that mental toughness and resilience are key skills in children managing their learning and adapting to new situations and challenges. This is particularly important during year 6 with rigorous tests followed by transition into secondary school. There is further evidence to suggest that many pupils particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds struggle to adapt to the new challenges of secondary school.
As part of the project, schools will receive comprehensive training on the concept of mental toughness, psychometrics, mental toughness development interventions.
There is no cost to the school to participate as this is funded through the Doncaster Schools Forum.
The project forms part of the Doncaster Children and Young People’s Plan 2017-2020 which has identified key themes of Achievement, Healthy and Happy as priorities for action. This includes ensuring children and young people are resilient and equipped to access education, employment or training. Children and young people’s voice-driven priorities tell us that they want to be equipped to handle bullying, be more resilient and better able to handle difficult situations.
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