Press coverage – The Educator
Persona Life Skills online platform solves three problems facing social-emotional learning
By Dr Leila Khouja Walker, Chief Product Officer, Persona Education
More than ever before young people need to develop social-emotional life skills that boost wellbeing, but schools and colleges face three big problems: Other curriculum priorities, lack of specialist teachers, and PSHE teacher workload. The Persona Life Skills online learning platform is one solution to all three problems.
The last 18 months has shone a spotlight on the need for secondary schools and colleges to up their game when it comes to supporting student wellbeing. There has never been a more critical time to deliver excellent social-emotional learning (SEL).
Traditionally siloed in PSHE lessons or tutor time, social-emotional teaching is often delivered by time-poor, non-expert teachers with more pressing priorities (for example subject area examinations), and squeezed into an already overcrowded timetable.
“No one told me how to teach PSHE. I was just the [tutor] to that group of students. That seemed wrong: a subject fundamental in the development of pupils’ social and emotional skills is randomly allocated a weekly spot in the timetable and a teacher.”
– Secret Teacher (The Guardian, 2018).
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About Persona Education Ltd
Persona Education is a UK based edtech start-up developing life skills solutions for secondary students and educational institutions. Its web and mobile e-learning apps are built around a scientifically proven personality insights framework, that is social, practical and memorable. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)117 313 2897.
About Persona Life Skills
Persona Life Skills is an e-learning platform for schools and colleges that uses personality insights to help teenagers navigate their life journey. The scaffolded, age appropriate curriculum guides students in building 22 life skills that map to Ofsted, ISI, Skills Builder, IB Learner Profile, AS Tracking, VIA Character and Gatsby benchmarks. For further information contact email@example.com or +44 (0)117 313 2897.