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Persona Education Newsletter, Nov-20

Persona Education Newsletter Nov-20: Taking a whole scholl approach to wellbeing

13-Nov-20

Ansford Academy is the first school to adopt Persona Life Skills e-learning as a whole school wellbeing resource.

Persona Life Skills is a web app for schools and colleges, with unique personality insights guiding pupils age 13-19 to develop life skills such as resilience, communication skills and self-control.

Ansford, an 11-16 school in Somerset, launched Persona Life Skills earlier this month, with a collapsed timetable day for Year 9-11 students to focus on themselves, showing the school’s determination to prioritise wellbeing. Over 350 students signed in to their personalised Persona accounts, using Chromebooks, tablets and even mobile phones. A great start for Ansford on their Persona journey, and our biggest single school roll-out to date!

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Video: Personality insights social-emotional e-learning for year 9-13, with Persona Life Skills

Video: Personality insights social-emotional e-learning for year 9-13, with Persona Life Skills

 

Persona Education wins second coveted Innovate UK grant

 

Persona Education wins second coveted Innovate UK grant

Persona has secured a second round of hotly-contested Sustainable Innovation product development funding from the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK. Innovate UK is investing £191 million to help the UK rebuild after COVID-19, and we are proud to be part of this effort. More >

Pete Read, CEO, Persona Education

 

Persona people: Pete Read, CEO & Founder

With a vision for a world with less conflict and more cooperation, Pete founded Persona Education in late 2019. “I’m on a mission to help young people everywhere know themselves, understand others and learn how to adapt to achieve positive outcomes. A tech-for-good approach is the best way to do that.” More >

85% of young people want more life skills learning - Persona Life Skills

 

Develop your students’ life skills

Large scale research by Pearson found schools and colleges are not doing enough to teach life skills for today’s job market. Persona Life Skills offers a scaffolded, age appropriate e-learning curriculum, building over 20 life skills in six key areas.. More >

 

Try Persona Life Skills at your school or college free of charge, with any number of students (age 13+). No payment details required.

No download; no installation. All your students need is a browser and an Internet connection

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Not yet ready to try Persona Life Skills? We’d be happy to arrange a demo. Please complete the form, select ‘I’d like a demo’ and we will be in touch to arrange a time.

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Where next on our edtech journey?

We’re welcoming new schools and colleges to Persona Life Skills every week. From Bristol to Canterbury, Carlisle, Finchley and Workington, to Singapore and even Yangon, teachers and students are trying out the platform.

We are learning a lot from you, and continually improving the app:

  • Three new Islands (learning modules) are now included with a subscription: The Unexpected; Social Media Chat; and Group Work – get in touch to find out more
  • Enhanced dashboards to track and measure engagement, activity and life skills progress, will be rolled out next week
  • And we’re working hard on the next group of Islands, which go live in January: Friends; Getting Along With Teachers; and Work Experience
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With a big thank you to the team at Persona, and all our wonderful customers, research schools and students, tech partners and supporters.

Best wishes,


Pete Read
CEO & Founder

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