Social and Emotional Development

At Hereward we believe that emotional self-awareness and resilience is central to achieving life success, independence and well-being.  This is developed through areas such as trust, security, creativity and self-discovery.

All learners have access to Learning Mentors who support learners with their personal development in a supportive and understanding environment.

Learners discover who they are, what they like and why in one to one sessions, groups and unstructured social times.

These lifelong skills provide a platform for developing into mature and independent young adults, able to make choices, form good relationships and manage emotional responses positively.

The skills also contribute to curricular achievement, individual wellbeing, employability skills and future success.

Learners who receive emotion coaching are more likely to:

  • Perform better academically
  • Be well liked by others
  • Have fewer behavioural problems
  • Have fewer infectious illnesses
  • Be more emotionally stable
  • Be more resilient
  • Focus attention and motivate themselves.