The Tougher Minds programme is a unique approach to learning which Colfe’s has developed in collaboration with our external education consultants. All Year 7 Colfe’s pupils participate in Tougher Minds training which enables them to establish realistic goals and targets and, above all, to learn to control their academic and social agendas. Sleep, diet and exercise are all key ingredients in the recipe for success and this programme reinforces their importance.
A complementary strand of the consultancy is the engagement of top sports psychologists with academic departments to develop teachers’ understanding of how pupils learn. This enables us to adopt a more dynamic and differentiated approach in the classroom through teaching which responds directly to the way in which children assimilate and process information.
The Tougher Minds approach derives largely from sports psychology: we are applying skills and techniques which have been developed at the highest level in competitive sport to academic study and more widely. Forward planning and organization are essential requirements for success in the 21st century.
Read the Colfe’s Case Study on the Tougher Minds website.