The Resilient Classroom a resource pack for tutor groups and pastoral staff
This resource was written by Sam Taylor and Angie Hart with Hove Park School. Lisa Williams and YoungMinds also supported its development.
About the resource
This resilience resource was created and developed to provide practical help for tutors and other pastoral staff and is suitable for use in the tutor group setting. It supports the tutor group structure and helps build relationships between tutors and students. Students and heads of years have been involved, through consultation and participation, in providing useful and appropriate exercises. The resource provides activities tutors can use in tutor time sessions to promote and encourage students to feel more resilient. The activities are based on the Resilience Framework, developed by Professor Angie Hart et al (see below) to help children cope with day-to-day situations where they need to develop more resilience. By encouraging tutor group students to try out these activities we are hoping that students may be able to better cope with the challenging aspects of school and day-to-day life.
The aim of this resource is to provide tutors with an informative and practical resource which will support them in their role in building student resilience. It will help them:
- Achieve positive relationships with students y Build understanding and knowledge of students’ individual strengths and challenges, hopes and aspirations.
- Support students to develop resilience in a way which is appropriate to their individual circumstances.
The Resilience Framework is a handy table that summarises ‘what works’ when supporting children and young people’s resilience according to the Resilience Research base. The Resilience Framework forms a cornerstone of our research and practice. On this page we have pulled together lots of useful links so you can find out all about the Resilience Framework.
The Resilient Minds Toolkits are co-produced guides written by young people and parents/carers to support young people’s resilience and mental health. We have co-produced guides for both a Blackpool context and a national context. Find out more here.
Our resources help any school establish systems to build ‘resilience approaches’ that support disadvantaged pupils over time through a whole school approach. Benefitting all pupils and increasing academic resilience, the ARA helps everyone in the school community play a part.
Here you can download the Academic Resilience Approach resources to help any school establish systems to build ‘resilience approaches’ that support disadvantaged pupils over time through a whole school approach. All the Academic Resilience Approach resources are free to download.
The Resilience Framework for Primary School children was co-produced by the Resilience Committee at Marton Primary School, Blackpool. The Marton Primary School children learned some valuable resilience and technological skills during the process, which involved rewording some of the items in a more meaningful way for the children, and we think it looks fab! Also available in Danish, German and Polish.
Supporting children and young people’s mental health: A guide for schools using a resilience based approach, and Supporting children and young people’s mental health during Covid-19 pandemic: A supplementary section.
This is the classic Resilience Framework for children and young people produced in black and white in case you, or the young people you support, prefer to colour code it yourselves, or don’t have access to a colour printer. The Resilience Framework sets out 42 resilient moves that can be made to support children and young people’s resilience.
The Interactive Resilience Framework was developed especially for schools with children and young people in mind and has more detail about each idea, including relevant research evidence, suggestions of what to do, and what you people themselves think.
This version of the Resilience Framework has been left blank so you can fill in your own items. The Resilience Framework summarises a set of ideas and practices that promote resilience. To create it we distilled what the resilience research base said into a handy table that summarises our approach and sets out 42 resilient moves that can be made to support children, young people, families and adults.
Blackpool ReMiT: Resilient Minds Toolkit – A resilience and mental health guide for parents and carers in the Blackpool area
Blackpool Resilient Minds Toolkits are co-produced guides written by young people and parents/carers in Blackpool to support their resilience and mental health. You can download both ReMiT guides here as well as take part in the ReMiT feedback survey.