Get the Grit Workshops - all you need to deliver character education in schools

Jackie Beere is delivering two of her popular workshops on developing resilence and growth mindsets to support schools to deliver character education.

The workshops are taking place on 16 November 2016 and 24 January 2017. See below for more details and how to book.


GET THE GRIT – All you need to deliver character education in schools - a resilience workshop to develop a ‘growth mindset’ for all - led by Jackie Beere OBE

Time: Each workshop runs from 10am - 4pm (refreshments from 9.45am)
Venue: Campaign for Learning, Victoria, London
Cost: £245 (no VAT) including lunch. Discounted places available - see below.

Workshop dates

16th November 2016 Book a place

24th January 2017 Book a place

Raise achievement and improve wellbeing through resilience training with Jackie, who has years of experience in coaching and personal development for children and teachers.

‘Attitudes matter more than exam results…’ Sunday Times

About the workshop

Intelligence is not fixed. Effort is the path to mastery. For success in exams, employment and in life, determination, optimism, emotional intelligence and a growth mindset are crucial.

But many children (and adults!) don’t know this. So they give up too easily, don’t fulfil their potential or make enough progress. Even bright children with a fixed mindset can plateau early because the risk of getting it wrong means they avoid really tough challenges. Also, many of our young people have anxiety about self-image, exams and friendships or lack the self-confidence they need to take risks and learn something new. Tragically, 1 in 4 children will suffer from depression or other mental illness by the time they are an adult.

Research by world-leading psychology professors Carol Dweck and Martin Seligman show that the qualities needed for success can be taught and developed. This workshop will give you resources and strategies to make a real impact on coasting and less confident learners and close the attainment gaps in your school.

Benefits of attending

This workshop will:

  • Show that children need to have self-regulation strategies and resilience to support progress in the classroom

  • Show you learning to learn strategies to develop these that can be used in the classroom, in small group work and with individuals

  • Provide tools to take away and use in school or at home to help children become the very best learners they can be.

  • Reference the Ofsted framework on personal development behaviour and the current drive for Character Education

Agenda for the day

Please note apart from the arrival, start and finish times the agenda timings are approximate and may change on the day

0945Arrive and refreshments
Please note apart from the arrival, start and finish times the agenda timings are approximate and may change on the day
1015The national and international context for developing ‘grit’ in the classroom
1045What are the habits of the very best learners and how does that impact on progress?
1145Classroom activities that develop learners and learning
1315Coaching children to become more resilient by challenging limiting beliefs
1415Lessons in emotional intelligence and learning to learn for groups or individuals
1500Action planning

Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for teachers, leaders, teaching assistants and anyone else who wishes to impact on the potential of themselves or others.

About Jackie Beere

Jackie is an Advanced Skills Teacher, former Headteacher and author of several books including ‘The Perfect Ofsted lesson’, ‘The Perfect Teacher Coach’ and ‘The Learner’s Toolkit’. Her latest book ‘Grow: Change your mindset, change your life, a practical guide to thinking on purpose’ is full of inspiring research, case studies and practical tips to help all of us challenge our thinking and become more resilient. She is a well-known trainer and consultant with a proven track record in raising standards. She was awarded the OBE in 2002 for her innovative work on Learning to Learn and developing emotional intelligence. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a day working with her.


The workshop costs £245 (no VAT). We also have discounted rates for multiple bookings, CFL friends and VCS organisations - please contact the events team for more details.

Book your place

Please book using our secure online system using the links to each workshop date below. Alternatively please contact us.

16th November 2016 Book a place

24th January 2017 Book a place

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch about our discounted rates, or have any questions about the workshop, please contact us on:


tel: 020 7798 6067

1 August 2016

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