Academic Resilience

Here are some tools and resources which we find useful in working on resilience in schools.

What is Academic Resilience

In this document you will find an introduction to Academic Resilience, what it is, and how it can work for you. 

Resilience Framework

This framework summarises evidence-based practices that promote resilience. It was developed by Prof. Angie Hart and Dr. Derek Blincow, with help from Helen Thomas and a group of parents and practitioners.

Which Pupils Are We Talking About?

This resource supports your school to have a greater positive impact for your most disadvantaged pupils.

Academic Resilience Zap Presentation

This presentation introduces Academic Resilience, why it matters and some things your school can try to ensure your students achieve good educational outcomes despite adversity.

Audit Process Tool

This tool shows you how to use an audit approach to develop your school. With an audit you can bring together ideas about what could be improved or introduced at your school to promote academic resilience.

Pyramid of Need

This tool helps identify levels of risk and needs of children and young people by using pupil data.

Safeguarding Guide for Volunteers and Support Staff

This guide for volunteers and support staff to covers how to promote resilience working with children and young people in schools.

A Commissioning case study

This case study, outlining a situation where a pupil needs help with a mental health issue, shows how a commissioning approach can help your school take a strategic, longer term view whilst also addressing immediate needs.

Fostering Academic Resilience: A brief review of the evidence

In this paper Professor Angie Hart and Ms Steph Green, University of Brighton and boingboing social enterprise review the evidence and impact of focusing on a whole school resilience approach. 

Academic Resilience for Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities

These slides are developed to be used with children and young people with learning difficulties to help build their resilience. 

One Step Forward

One Step Forward is a visual guide to resilience, written and illustrated by young people in foster care in collaboration with Boingboing and the Brighton & Hove Virtual School for Children in Care. 

Resilience in Children, the Family and the Community

This hand out lists the protective factors for children in themselves, their family and the community. 

Ideas for Resilience Assembly Stories

This document suggests some stories you can use in school assemblies to promote resilience.

The Resilient Classroom

This resource is designed to provide practical help for tutors and other staff in the tutor group setting. It supports the tutor group structure and helps build relationships between tutors and students. 

School Resilience Survey Guide

This survey guide will help you gather ideas from pupils, parents, staff and others in the school community and put plans in place to boost Academic Resilience.

Senior Leadership Team Audit Tool

Senior Leadership Teams can use this tool to do an audit of their school and find ways to improve resilience throughout the whole school. 

School Staff Audit Tool

All school staff can use this tool to do an audit of their school and find ways to improve resilience throughout the whole school. 

School Staff Resilience Survey Guide

This survey guide helps Senior Leadership Teams to gather information about how their staff are developing their own resilience. 

Plan Do Review

This resource shows how you can improve results through Academic Resilience. 


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