What is Resilience?
•The ability to overcome obstacles when faced with them.
•To stick at things and never give up.
•To carry on even when not enjoying it.
•Bouncing back from defeat.
Why is Resilience important to pupils at Featherstone Academy?
- We are trying to build independent learners
- We allow pupils to reflect on their attitude towards learning
- We use the common language of learning
- We support and promote a growth mind-set – Everyone develops a ‘Can do’ attitude!
The Resilience Curriculum in Key Stage 3
Year 7 Programme of Study
Term 1a (Sep – Oct)
The Big Question
– building positive
Term 1b (Oct – Dec)
– how it learns and growth mindset
Term 2a (Jan – Feb)
In Their Shoes
– looking at how others show resilience & have overcome barriers
Term 2b (Feb – Apr)
Operation Resilient Community
– problem solving tasks,
– memory & learning for revision
Term 3a (Apr – May)
The Big Reflection?
Who am I now?
– looking at how lpupils have
improved in all areas of
Resilience through the year
Year 8 Programme of Study
All year 7 pupils take part in a 3 day camp at the end of September to encourage resilience & build confidence. They all learn to pitch & look after their tent during year 6 induction but on camp they take part in lots of different activities that help build communication skills & develop team building. This year, on camp, pupils
completed Crystal Maze type activities, orienteering, made cheese in the woods, built a raft, went canoeing & kayaking and learned survival skills.
It is also a great way to make new friends & is lots of fun