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Positive Education

Positive Education is an approach to education that combines academic learning with character and well-being. At Sherington, we view our school as a place where pupils not only cultivate their intellectual minds but also develop a broad set of character strengths, virtues and competencies which together support their well-being. Positive Education is the ‘character + academics’ approach to education.

Positive Education has its roots in Positive Psychology and there is compelling, research based evidence that points to the value of character strengths education. It aims to build positive emotions; positive relationships; meaning; accomplishment. By placing wellbeing at the heart of education, we hope that, ultimately, it will enable our pupils to flourish – emotionally, socially, psychologically and academically. We want them to emerge having gained the skills to thrive, to succeed and to make a meaningful contribution to their world.

To find out more about Positive Education at Sherington, click here to listen to the podcast: Thinking Classroom Podcasts

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