impact and evidence report September 2020
We continue to demonstrate impact through delivery of the iheart Schools Programme to young people as evidenced by the following recent results.
90 pupils, Year 6:
- 100% noticed a change in themselves post programme
- 99% would recommend the programme to a friend
- 11% to 3% decrease in negative classroom behaviours
192 pupils, Years 6-9:
1 out of 2 are better able to:
- deal with feeling lonely
- deal with being bullied
- deal with problems
- deal with feeling depressed
Social, Emotional & Mental Health School, Year 10:
- 55% reduction in fixed term exclusions
- 59% reduction in days of education lost through exclusion
- 75% are on track/exceeding expected attainment progress
Impact & Outcomes Framework
The iheart Outcomes and Impact Framework anticipates the following key areas of improvement for young people:
- Mental Health
‘I watched a child de-escalate from the point of violence because of the ‘Power of Thought’ lesson. A remarkable breakthrough..’
Jamie Rogers, Head Teacher, Primary School
"One day I was screaming at my brother and then I realised that everything come from thought then I said sorry to him"
"Now that I know this, my life has changed madly"
"I am less worried and more confident"
"My personality has changed, and now I know that when I'm sad it's my thought"
"I used to worry about exams a lot but now I don't worry a much as I used to because of iheart"
"In the past I felt like I can't pick myself back up. But now I feel like I can face any challenge"
"The family nature and values of iheart stand out a mile away. And the staff feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with the teachers stating it is a great start to their week – not just for the children!"
“At times, whilst observing, I got goosebumps when I saw:
A young girl, who I have not heard speak to an adult in over a year, give a profound response on why bullies do not define who you are.
A class of children who could barely hold a conversation with a teacher, have a 45 minute debate with on Nelson Mandela
One of the most behaviourally challenging pupils I have taught unexpectedly de-escalated from the point of violence because of the lessons he had learned on the ‘Power of Thought’. This was a remarkable breakthrough.”
J. Rogers Headteacher, Primary School
‘I am staggered by the positive results we got with this intervention.’
Ben Jones, Assistant Head Teacher, Langley Park School for Boys
“It is abundantly clear to me the impact that this project will have on our young people. Understanding where our feelings come from and what they mean, which lies at the core of the iheart curriculum, empowers us to decide how we feel about ourselves and our lives.
This is the source of our mental wellness. What greater gift can we give our children?”
K. Miller, Advisory Teacher for Autism and former School Inclusion Manager
Here is what school leaders and teachers who have already worked with our programme, have said so far:
“I believe every single school should be taking part in iheart. It helps equip young people as well as the staff that are trained to deliver the iheart programme.”
Arron Poole, Head of History, Christ’s College Finchley
“I would recommend this course as it gives a greater understanding as to why we behave the way we do and how to better support ourselves and our students.”
D. McCrobie, Harris Beckenham
“The course improved my own understanding of thoughts and how powerful it can be – if only everyone knew this.”
E. McDermitt, Langley Girls
“I would recommend this course for teacher to be aware of their own resilience and it will also allow them to be better problem solvers and help with conflict resolution.”
E. Snell, Langley Boys
“Good resources, excellent way of thinking – I totally love it. Everyone should do it! It would benefit all teachers and students too”
‘The uplifting work iheart does, fills the necessary need of building resilience and wellbeing amongst our students.’
Sylvie Bacquet, Senior Lecturer, Westminster Law School