Persona Life Skills

A unique online approach to social-emotional learning (SEL) for students age 13-19

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Persona Life Skills

A unique online approach to social-emotional learning (SEL) for students age 13-19

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Hit student personal development targets. Boost wellbeing and employability.

Persona Life Skills offers a scaffolded, age appropriate online social-emotional learning curriculum for Year 9-13/Grade 8-12 (KS3, KS4, KS5) secondary student wellbeing and employability. The platform is built around our unique personality insights framework, and complements existing school PSHE, RSE, SMSC, SEL, Citizenship, Personal Development and Life Skills curricula.

 

Develop 22 social-emotional life skills that map to Ofsted, Independent Schools Inspectorate, CBSE, IB Learner Profile, GL PASS, Gatsby, Skills Builder, VIA Character and other benchmarks.

Made for students age 13-19, our school student wellbeing and employability platform works equally well in lessons or tutor groups, or via blended or remote online learning. Built-in onboarding, teacher resources and contextual guidance mean any non-specialist teacher can easily get started and facilitate the learning.

 

Students receive instant feedback on activities, and their input is saved as they go along. They can sign in anytime to review work or complete tasks.

 

We regularly add new content and features.

Help your pupils navigate their life journey.

Research shows – and schools, young people and employers all agree – that developing social-emotional life skills helps to boost student wellbeing. And that means more agency, better academic results, higher employability and greater life satisfaction. 

 

Persona Life Skills helps students navigate their life journey by developing 22 important life skills across six key skillsets:

 

  • Communication
  • Open-mindedness
  • Self-control
  • Being Realistic
  • Resilience
  • Problem Solving
Help your pupils navigate their life journey.

Engaging learning built around a scientifically proven framework.

Wrapped in an engaging learning metaphor of exploring an archipelago of islands representing different life challenges, our pedagogy is rooted in behavioural science research. The pedagogy drives the technology, not vice versa.

 

What makes Persona Life Skills really unique is the ‘Self/Friends’ personality insights framework at its heart, guiding students to adapt to life challenges, build productive relationships, make informed decisions, and achieve positive outcomes.

 

Our wellbeing and employability education platform is continually developing, with input from school inspectors, headteachers, pastoral leads, careers leads, teachers and pupils.

Engaging learning built around a scientifically proven framework.

Our Theory of Change:


The science behind Persona

A practical and memorable thinking framework

Many personality insight systems have been developed over the years – going back as far as Hippocrates around 400 BC! Many of the most robust systems – including Hippocrates’ – are based on four sets of related characteristics, which influence how we think, communicate and behave.

 

At Persona we believe in keeping things practical. So our thinking framework is built around four descriptive, positive and memorable styles. The framework, algorithm and insights are all rooted in large scale empirical research by behavioural scientists, and were developed with UK government R&D grant funding specifically for young people.

 

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A practical and memorable thinking framework

Persona personality styles

The four Persona styles are derived from observing two fundamental aspects of human behaviour that affect your thinking, communication and behaviour: Assertiveness (Questions <> Statements) and Responsiveness (People <> Tasks).

 

Our clever algorithm combines these observations to provide a reliable and detailed insight into anyone’s unique mix of personality styles at that point in their life, in a certain context: Social, Learning or Work. We call this their Persona.

Your Persona is about 50% determined by your genes, and 50% by external factors such as family, school, friends and experiences. It is very likely to change as you navigate your life journey, especially when you are young.

 

You can also learn to adapt your thinking, communication and behaviour in different situations, leading to improved social-emotional skills and decision-making, which in turn boosts wellbeing and employability.

Helping young people to develop 22 Life Skills across six Skillsets

Persona’s scaffolded, age appropriate curriculum helps students navigate their life journey, building over 20 skills that map to Ofsted, Independent Schools Inspectorate, IB Learner Profile, Skills Builder, VIA Character, Cambridge iGCSE, Gatsby and other benchmarks.

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A practical and memorable thinking framework

At Persona we believe in the importance of keeping things practical and memorable. So our thinking framework is based on personality styles which are descriptive, positive and rapidly internalised.

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Persona Life Skills online platform

Delivered via web at school or college, for example in PSHE, wellbeing or tutor sessions; accessible by students anywhere.

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Persona’s 22 Life Skills map to useful benchmarks

In school, developing social-emotional life skills such as active listening, being open-minded and managing stress are key to academic achievement as well as wellbeing.

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Student data privacy FAQs

We take GDPR and data protection very seriously, so we've come up with a set of FAQs covering the commonly asked questions about student data privacy, when using Persona Life Skills.

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