Education Performance is so important for the child and their future but also for the educational establishment.
Stress in students can lead to poor academic achievement, apathy, depression, behavioural problems etc, and at a time when schools are increasingly under pressure and both students and teachers face higher levels of stress. It is perhaps appropriate for the schools to consider alternative approaches to address these issues.
In September 2013 a research study carried out by Edge Hill University, the University of South Australia and the AQA exam board found that teenagers who stress about doing well in their GCSE exams are likely to get lower results than peers who remain calmer. The study was based on a survey of 325 pupils.*
It is estimated that one in ten children and young people aged 5-16 suffer from a mental health difficulty. This is around three children in every school class. Giving children the right help early on can set them up for life. Teaching them resilience and perhaps even valuable life skills. An improvement in the child’s wellbeing and mental health has a direct effect on their education performance.
I am bringing in a tested programme to help tackle that very issue of exam stress and thereby improving the performance of schools.
The ‘Exam Performance Programme’ offers more than relaxation and mindfulness training. Students are trained in psychological skills and techniques designed to improve exam performance, concentration and information retention as well as reducing stress.
The ‘Exam Performance Programme’ (EPP) was developed by Sheila Granger, an internationally respected Lifestyle Engineer and Clinical Hypnotherapist.
The EPP programme has been in schools and educational establishments for over three years, with great success. A simple approach that manages stress is used and develops the students own ability to use mental skills for success.
Initial trial work of this protocol and approach was tested by offering sessions in two schools; both went on to book further training.
A number of educational organisations throughout the UK are now enjoying the benefits of the ‘EPP’ programme, and organisations are re-booking the training year after year.
If you are in an Educational establishment and would like to find out more I would be happy to come and meet at your school /college to discuss further.
You can contact me by email and or by telephone: 079868 55991