Boost social & emotional wellbeing.
Student wellbeing is now at the top of every secondary school’s agenda, and has become an important priority for Ofsted and ISI.
Persona Life Skills helps build your students’ wellbeing by developing their social and emotional life skills, including being realistic, communication, open-mindedness, self-control, problem solving and resilience.
Help your pupils navigate their life journey.
The Persona Life Skills personality insights framework is social, practical and memorable.
Combined psychology and pedagogy drives our curriculum, guiding pupils to know themselves, understand others and make better decisions. Monitor their progress on this journey in our real time dashboard, at whole school, cohort, group or individual levels.
Reduce teacher workload.
Designed for the classroom, blended and remote learning, the Persona Life Skills e-learning platform is hosted in the cloud.
Easily accessible with just a browser on Chromebook, Surface, PC or tablet, our ready-made modules and built-in guidance mean any teacher can facilitate the learning and reduce their lesson-planning workload. And there’s no teacher marking.
E-learning your students will use
– for life.
The personality insights approach at its heart makes Persona Life Skills unique. Our social, practical and memorable framework helps students understand that everyone has a mix of personality styles influencing how we think, communicate and behave – and that this often changes over time, especially when we are young.
Our technology enhanced curriculum guides students in using the framework – which is built upon solid behavioural science research evidence – to develop social and emotional life skills, helping them adapt to different situations and build more productive relationships, which in turn boosts their wellbeing.
Improved wellbeing means more agency and purpose, better academic attainment, greater employability and more life satisfaction.
89% of young people want more life skills learning
9 out of 10 young people age 16-25 believe essential life skills should be taught in schools and colleges (source: Skills Builder/YouGov).
Over 20% fall in wellbeing from age eight to age 16
Average wellbeing at 16 is 21% lower than at 8, with girls’ wellbeing as much as 26% lower, and boys’ wellbeing 16% lower (source: EduKit/SchoolDash).
Causal link between life skills and wellbeing
A review of 17 research studies found a robust causal link between developing life skills and improved social and emotional wellbeing (source: The Centre for Education & Youth).
Who we work with
Samantha de Senna Fernandes
Teenage blogger and author of 'Teenagers, Wake Up!'
“As someone who is keen on personal development, I find Persona very educational and insightful. It is a great platform for everyone to self-reflect, improve and learn new things about themselves and others.”
Eastbury Community School
Equality & Wellbeing lead
“The Persona Life Skills resources couldn't come at a better time, in my opinion.”
“We love the impact Persona is already having in the life of our school community. Just having a shared language we use when talking about our self is a huge step in the right direction. I would recommend more schools take a look!”
“I can see how Persona fits into our existing focus on building student character and would absolutely wish to trial it next term.”
Wellsway Multi-Academy Trust
“An e-learning approach to life skills would be a lot easier than finding teachers with the ability to deliver it.”
“Persona is central to our commitment to knowing our students as individuals and making sure they have the best experience of school and learning.”
Ralph Allen School
Head of Wellbeing
“If you understand yourself and others better, you’ll be far more productive, in school and in the workplace.”
Prior Park College
“You have an algorithm that is very accurate. I look forward to sharing the results with the children.”
Palladian Academy Trust
“Wellbeing is our most fundamental value. In fact it’s our moral duty.”
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
Student, Year 12
“Persona helps develop skills such as communication through understanding different personalities, and how that applies to both yourself and to others.”
elc International School
Head of Student Welfare
“What a brilliant resource. Looking forward to workshop!”
Head of PSHE
“Staff and students have enjoyed and benefitted from the platform, and the Persona team have been incredibly supportive.”
“Persona allows students not only to enhance their attainment in some traditional measures, but also their self-worth and the 'soft skills' which are crucial to wellbeing, further study and employability.”