Building resilience and a positive mindset in schools /colleges


Course introduction

The ‘Developing Mindset, Building Resilience in Children & Young People’ training course is designed for participants to develop practical ways to effectively embed the mindset research which has already boosted achievement and resilience within classrooms, schools/colleges and homes. Participants will have the ability to not only develop the mindset of children and young people but also help them embrace challenges, develop resilience and continue developing their learning as well as overcome challenges. The course will also look at engaging families by taking mindset and resilience strategies into the home and includes the Family Growth Mindset Scheme memory stick.


This course includes the Family Growth Mindset Scheme on a memory stick worth £295+VAT

Family Growth Mindset Scheme includes:
• Practical ways for the family to positively reinforce their child so that they feel motivated;
• Effective questions for the family to use as an alternative to praise;
• Practical ways for the family to improve behaviour and motivation to learn;
• Tools to establish family members’ mindset;
• Effective ways for the family to deliver feedback in order to motivate and build resilience;
• A structured bank of fun and exciting activities for the family to promote and develop motivation, effort, resilience
and challenge.

What we will cover throughout the day

  • Understand what is meant by mindset and resilience and look at ways to put it into practice;

  • Unpick the latest research based on developing mindset and overcoming belief systems;

  • Unpick how a positive mindset can increase achievement;

  • Help build and develop children and young people’s resilience and motivation;

  • Develop language to help think and talk about learning/challenges;

  • Understand the impact of positive reinforcement and target setting;

  • Look at ways to take mindset and resilience into the home to help support families.

Target audience

Aimed at anyone who works directly or indirectly with children, young people and families looking for ways to develop and mindset and resilience. Ideal for school-based staff including teachers, head teachers, deputy headteacher, SENCO, special education teacher, school support staff, classroom assistant, teaching assistant, pastoral care staff and pastoral lead teacher.

Trainers for this course

Nicola S. Morgan


As an international education consultant, author and teacher, Nicola has a reputation for successfully managing the most challenging behaviour and motivating staff, senior leaders and par...ents to help implement change.

Since starting NSMTC and sharing her expertise with a wider audience, Nicola regularly receives positive feedback. Attendees praise her delivery style and how motivated and inspired they feel following her sessions. They leave each training or course with the confidence to push their own boundaries for personal achievement.

On top of writing countless educational books and articles, Nicola is an International Values-Based Education approved trainer, NLP Master Practitioner and an English Channel Swimmer.

See what others have to say about us

Don’t just take our word for it, visit our social media pages for live feedback.

“Probably the best CPD I have had. The passion, clarity and openness made it a thoroughly engaging day which has challenged my thinking. A real strength was the different ways in which the material was presented video, data, image, discussion and debate. Thank you I am confident I will be a stronger teacher and leader as a result.”

“The training day was very motivational and helped me to identity where our school are in terms of developing a growth mindset culture. I am looking forward to planning how to develop this and will use the resources provided by Nicola to help engage all stake holders. I have a much better understanding of what growth mindset is and look forward to continuing this.”

“Amazing training, engaging and knowledgeable trainer very impressed WILL highly recommend to my Head of School, most interesting and helpful training I HAVE HAD EVER! I love Nic. Will be looking for her training and book again after today!”


About the venue

Stay at home, get comfortable and enjoy our live interactive course via Zoom! You’ll receive the link a few days before the course date so you can get prepared (and excited) ahead of time.

Handy course logistics

  • The course will run via Zoom from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, however, the trainer will be available 15 minutes before and after the course times to answer any questions.
  • You’ll receive mid-morning, lunch and afternoon breaks to re-energise.
  • This course is designed to be interactive and inclusive. We welcome questions and discussions throughout and we want you to be comfortable and stress-free no matter where you join us from!
  • Your course pack includes handouts, Family Growth Mindset Scheme, an M&S voucher for food, a snack, a pen and a notepad – we’ll send this to you before the day. Please note this is only for UK-based participants, international attendees will receive the pack via email.
  • Additional links and information will be emailed to you before and during the course.
  • This course is also available as an in-house / INSET training session at your school. Contact us for details.

In-House Training

In-House Training

We currently have no upcoming dates for this course - Please contact us for more information or if you would like this course delivered as in-house training.