Tougher Minds shortlisted for school award

The Tougher Minds Personal Brain Management programme (PBM) at Colfe’s School has been shortlisted for Education initiative of the Year , in the 5th annual Independent School Awards.

Hundreds of nominations for outstanding schools, departments and individuals were submitted across 12 categories, covering the full range of independent school activity. The awards are intended to showcase and celebrate excellence in the fee-paying sector across the UK.

Tougher Minds Director Jon Finn, Consultant Jim McKenna and Colfe’s staff have been working in partnership to improve performances since 2012. The project utilises practical techniques, based on the latest understanding of neuroscience, to help develop key mental attributes such as motivation, confidence, concentration and resilience.

Jon Finn at Colfe's School

Jon Finn at Colfe’s School

The PBM training involves pupils, teachers and parents and has been proven to increase grades, improve learning habits and enhance personal performances. In the last 18-months there has been a 50% improvement in GCSE grades for pupils involved in the Tougher Minds training programmes.

Andrew Foster, Head of Academic Performance at the South-East London based Colfe’s School commented: “We are delighted with this nomination and we look forward to ISA awards ceremony.”

The winners will be announced on Thursday 13 November 2014 at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel. Leading schools from throughout the UK are expected to attend.

All shortlisted schools are recognised as giving tremendous value for money to their parents.

The full shortlist for all 12 categories is available on the awards website:

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