Building resilience in the classroom is becoming increasingly important. Resilient students will leave the school environment better able to cope with the ever-changing world around them.

At St. John’s School we will be discussing various topics around resilience to our senior school pupils on a weekly basis and updating this page to give parents an understanding of what we are trying to achieve so they can support children at home.

What is resilience?

The definition of resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. But it is not just an outcome of how you cope with setbacks it is also how you react and cope with emotional and mental stress.

Situations such as; moving schools, new siblings arriving, revision and exams, family bereavements or moving house are all common challenges children may face.

Teaching resilience can help children to work through these issues rather than focus on the problem itself.

We aim to show pupils that resilience means to be determined, to be able to persevere; encouraging students to achieve their goals and pursue their passions without fear or inhibition. As well as championing pupils to believe in themselves and express their emotions constructively without worry or anger.