Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and education stressors. As much as resilience involves “bouncing back” from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth.
Examples of Resilient Rabbit learning skills and achievement is visible in every classroom. We celebrate and promote resilience within our classroom displays across different subjects for students to be proud of. Likewise, staff model examples of being Resilient Rabbits in every day life through a school display board. Resilience goes beyond academic context and this is modelled by all.
Resilience is the fundamental theme that runs through our afternoon learning, part of Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes (PDBA) provision. Our SEMH assessment tool supports how we plan and personalise our learning activities, and also underpin sessions in Pro Social, Blocks to learning and Executive Functions.
Our trauma-informed approach:
Motional assessments and snapshop data provides an insight into how all children are developing resilience overtime, and staff use data to reflect on the progress students are making and informs their language, tone and co-regulatory practice. The 'Optimal activation tool' support teachers awareness of their students mental health, in terms of under-activated or over-activated within the six brain systems.
Subject schemes of learning highlight where learning opportunities embed a particular lesson focus on 'resilience, and the Resilient Rabbit icon is visible. Teaching staff aim to make resilience clear when introduced in lessons.
Find more information at:
Public Health England: Every Mind Matters