Persona Education Newsletter, Oct-21

Personal development is central to school inspections - Persona Education Newsletter - Persona Life Skills


Inspections are back! In the UK at least. As many schools and colleges prepare for inspections, a reminder that Persona Life Skills maps against the Personal Development aspects of OFSTED and ISI, and equally important benchmarks in other countries such as CBSE, Cambridge and IB Learner Profile.

Persona Life Skills is the online learning platform where students age 13-19 develop social-emotional life skills for wellbeing and employability, with a unique personality insights framework at its heart.  

Post-COVID, Personal Development is now a priority on OFSTED, ISI and other inspection agendas. This is what Persona Life Skills is all about. Our curriculum supports students' core values, inclusivity, healthy relationships, career readiness, self-confidence and resilience. We also know that schools and colleges are being asked by inspectors what they are doing to support student wellbeing. Persona Life Skills helps teenagers develop social-emotional literacy, leading to greater adaptability and better relationships, ultimately contributing to positive wellbeing. 

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Video: Introducing Persona Life Skills social-emotional online learning

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


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Webinar, 19-Oct-21: Wellbeing & Life Skills Community of Practice

Join Dominic Regester, program director at Salzburg Global Seminar, and Dr Leila Khouja Walker, chief product officer at Persona Education, to learn about and discuss the latest OECD global research findings on social-emotional learning, at our next Community of Practice webinar on 19th October 2021 at 2pm GMT. Hosted by Jo Malone, Director of Education.

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Persona in the press

Persona Education has been featured in the education sector press in Asia, the Middle East and the UK over the past few months. Please take a look at some of the articles we've published in FE News, LendED, The Educator, Teach Middle East, TechCrunch and Wellbeing in International Schools Magazine.

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We are a Super Connect For Good Top 10 Edtech Startup

We are very pleased and privileged to be shortlisted as a top ten Super Connect for Good Edtech Startup by Empact Ventures and Hays. Our mission is to boost young people's wellbeing and employability through social-emotional learning, so this recognition means a lot.

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Create a free Persona Life Skills teacher account and use it with as many students as you like, for as long as you like. 

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

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Want a demo? No problem! 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?

At Persona we are always building our curriculum, thinking – and consulting with our student and education advisors – about the social-emotional life skills from which students will benefit most, and considering how best to deliver the learning.

Here are some of the latest learning modules that will soon be available with a subscription:

  • Social Media: Think Before You Post
  • School Life: Giving Presentations
  • Life Transitions: Interview Ready

And lots more in the pipeline! Get in touch to find out more.

To help you stay in touch with other like-minded teachers and educators around the world, I invite you to join our Life Skills & Wellbeing Community of Practice on LinkedIn.

Finally, a request to help us spread the word and make Persona Life Skills available to more students: please forward this newsletter to three other secondary heads or teachers who could benefit from our free resources to help with their pastoral, wellbeing, life skills or careers education. Thank you.


Best wishes,

Pete Read
CEO & Founder

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