Teach Resilience in Sedgemoor - Bounce Forward

Teach Resilience in Sedgemoor

Skills Young People Need to Thrive


You want to teach resilience with high quality lessons that engage your students and enable them to thrive. It’s now a key element of statutory Health Education, but more importantly than that, your students need to develop life skills in school as much as they need to develop academic skills, and COVID-19 has propelled the need even greater.

This moment is shining a light on what is important to human beings, the depth of inequality and the biases that exist that need to be challenged. Teaching resilience will deliver for you on all of these.

Teach Resilience guides you through this essential learning so that students understand how to get through challenging times, recognise that failure is part of success and learn how to look after themselves. In doing so they also learn to care for others. We have an opportunity, right now, to make a difference, to be able to look back and be proud of how we responded to this situation in a way that helps young people thrive in life.

At the heart of being able to overcome setbacks and make the most of opportunities is the ability to communicate and to empathise. Each of the skills and resilience competencies taught in Bounce Forward Resilience Skills lessons will give your students the words to express themselves and the compassion needed in the 21st century.

Teach Resilience is a 1.3-day (10 CPD hours) online training that prepares staff to deliver six evidence-based resilience lessons. 

This is Gravity is subsidising fully funding 15 places on this training for schools in and around Bridgwater. The places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please enter the code GRAVITY22 to secure your place. 

Bounce Forward Resilience Skills Lessons 

After completing the online training, teaching and learning materials for Six Bounce Forward Resilience Skills lessons will be delivered electronically – ready to use in the classroom.

In addition, you will receive FREESpecial Response to COVID-19 Pack to help with supporting students to deal with the aftermath of the pandemic. It contains materials that will help build resilience skills in direct response to what has happened.

Click each Bounce Forward Resilience Skills lesson to reveal the outcomes.

  • 1) Resilience & Harnessing Positive Emotions

    • Understand that life is a journey with challenges (big and small) and it is our resilience that helps us overcome these
    • Discover that emotions can be helpful and unhelpful, and we can learn to regulate them
    • Know we ALL have resilience
  • 2) Connecting the Brain, Emotions & Thoughts

    • Understand the brain and the role of emotions
    • Consider the importance of being calm to help with resilient responses
    • Discover the link between thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • 3) Introducing Gremlin Beliefs

    • Understand that resilience skills can help us understand why we react the way we do
    • Identify common Gremlin Beliefs of resilience
    • Recognise that the Gremlin Beliefs are not in control
  • 4) Optimism & Evidence

    • Understand there is a difference between optimistic and pessimistic thinking
    • Know the importance of respect for different perspectives
    • Discover how to use evidence to create more flexible and accurate thinking
  • 5) WoBbLe

    • Understand the importance of gratitude
    • Know how to use the WoBbLe skill – to tame the Catastrophising Gremlin Belief
    • Discover how to calm down when emotions are strong
  • 6) Resilience Planning

    • Understand all the resilience skills covered in the lessons
    • Create an individual resilience plan
    • Consider how resilience skills can help one express themselves and understand others
  • FREE Special Response to COVID-19 Pack

    • Meet Tia & Tomos, as they journey through the ups and downs of Covid-19
    • Develop resilience to set backs related to Covid-19
    • Using the WoBbLe skill to tame catastrophic thoughts students may have about Covid-19
    • Calm and focus ideas to remind students how to be kind and the importance fo recharging the batteries
    • Activities for students to recognise their strengths and look after their wellbeing

More Information

Here we have answered some frequently asked questions about the course.

Click each question to reveal more.

  • Why are we delivering the training on-line?

    We have always delivered our training face to face, and so Covid-19 presented us with a challenge. We didn’t want to stop supporting teachers to help their students develop essential resilience skills, especially during a time when they’re arguably needed more than ever. So we adapted our training, maintained the quality and are providing it online

    We aim to ease some of the strain that teachers and students will feel about the current situation and returning to school. Bounce Forward resilience skills will help them get through these times, and mean schools are also meeting the statutory requirement to teach emotional resilience as part of Health Education.

  • What is it?

    An online course that takes delegates through the science of resilience so they are fully equipped to teach resilience lessons in the classroom.

    The full course comprises of one full training day and a follow up session.

    The aim is to provide a space for staff to consider and build the resilience skills for themselves first. At the end of the first session attendees receive the lesson materials electronically so they can explore them in detail before returning for the follow on session and to complete the training.

    This model has been proven to see improved learning outcomes for students and ensure authentic teaching and learning in the classroom.

    Teaching and learning materials for six evidenced based lessons are sent electronically along with a Special Response to Covid19 Pack.

    Attendees receive a certificate to recognise the Continued Professional Development and to certify them as a Bounce Forward Resilience Teacher.

  • Who is it for?

    The training is for staff in Sedgemoor schools (upper primary or secondary) who wish to teach resilience.

    The six Resilience Skills lessons have been designed for students aged 10 – 12 (year 6 or year 7 ), but can be adapted for older age groups.

    Resilience Booster lessons are available for secondary schools who wish to embed the teaching and learning as students move through the school. Find out more here.

  • Do I need to attend live?

    Yes, the training is interactive and our trainer will walk you through the skills, first at an adult level, so you understand and can think about the skills for you personally.

    This approach has been central to the evidence for achieving the most effective outcomes for students and for high quality teaching and learning in the classroom.

  • Will I receive a certificate?

    Yes, your will be certified with a Teach Resilience certificate upon completion of the full training 1.3 days (10 hours).

  • Are there breaks?

    Yes, we recognise the need to build in regular breaks to the training. The off-line breaks will include activities relevant to the training and down time to relax and respond to demands at home.

  • Can I ask questions?

    Absolutely, this is a fully interactive training programme. You will be one of a small group and able to engage directly with the trainer.

    All participants are visible and asked to use their camera and microphones to take part.

  • Where is it?

    The training will take place on Zoom, an online platform that allows participants to see each other and the content. If you don’t already have the Zoom app, you can download it for free here. Once installed on your device, simply click on the meeting link provided by us at the allocated time, and we will take care of the rest. There is a useful video tutorial on how to join a meeting here.

Click here to contact us with any questions, and we hope to see you there!

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“Bounce Forward lessons have helped my year group understand each other’s feelings a lot better. We now look at situations in-depth rather than just how they seem on the surface.”

“I have learnt how to act differently in lessons; it has helped me be more mature.”

“It has made me a calmer person. I don’t catastrophise as much anymore. I was snappy to make decisions in the past, but now I slow down and assess situations.”

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