Our resources have been written by teachers, for teachers and are designed to teach children's emotional health and wellbeing through the curriculum to grow emotionally healthy schools.
The Finding Your Way programme enables teachers and students to learn about core human emotions and how they impact our well-being in a fun and safe way. It teaches why we have emotions, where they come from and how to deal with them more effectively.
Our books and associated resources allow teachers to deliver a whole-school approach to developing the key skill of emotional intelligence from EYFS through to Key Stage 2.
Our programme is fully tested, fun, safe and easy to deliver for any teacher, saving them valuable time.
The Whole School Programme
Growing emotionally healthy schools. See what's included below.
Our Finding Your Way Lesson Plans:
Covering 315 hours of classroom teaching and learning
- Consistent approach to delivering emotional education across the 7 year groups
Tailored, age and development stage appropriate to meet national curriculum objectives
Our Finding Your Way Teacher Training:
- Professional, interactive online teacher training platform
(Rise - as used by the UN)
- Providing researched support and guidance for teachers
- Concise and user friendly, with full access for all staff
Our Finding Your Way Classroom Resources:
- 7 x Lifeland map to display in the classroom
- 7 x 'Core Emotions' posters to use in the classroom
7 x sets of the six Finding Your Way books (42 copies in total)
Feedback from teachers using the resources
"It has proved extremely useful in helping children understand emotions. They really buy-in to the characters in the storybooks and we do lots of role play.
It helps with their English too as the children talk about what’s going on and can refer back to the core emotions to see how we are better able to regulate our own behaviour and solve any disagreements. We've had a big drive on mental health and well-being at the school and this has been a fantastic project and teaching aid which both the school and our pupils have found to be fun and hugely beneficial."
Year 2 Leader Joanna Lovett, Sundorne Infant School and Nursery
A note from the author
"The Finding Your Way school programme has been written specifically to help children understand their core emotions. Following years of working in schools, my inspiration for this series came directly from the creative therapy techniques I use in my sessions, and are based on my first-hand experiences of working with children. The books are written from the child's perspective and encourage us all to take a more creative and playful approach, especially when dealing with life's more serious problems."
Kay Brophy, Child Focused Family Practitioner, member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and The Association for Family Therapy (AFT)
It has been a privilege to work with you. The support and help you have given us all has been invaluable.
Teacher, Mount Pleasant Primary School
You have helped me a lot with my emotions and anger problems.
Child, The Wilfred Owen School
I feel I understand myself better now and I know who it's safe to talk to when I'm struggling with my emotions.
Child, The Martin Wilson School
I can now talk to my family when I have any problems, I'm really pleased about that, thank you.
Child, St Lawrence Primary School