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Queensmead Primary Academy

Route to Resilience

What is Route to Resilience?

The Route to Resilience initiative enables us to understand and develop character traits that make us unique. It is an evidence-based, practical approach to supporting pupils’ emotional well-being by building resilience and character. We believe understanding and developing our character strengths will support academic success and provide resilience in life and learning through transferable skills. Developing and using our ‘character muscles’ will allow us to be the best version of ourselves. Creating a culture, at home and school, where pupils are given every opportunity to rehearse and strengthen their sense of self is at the heart of Route to Resilience.

Preparing pupils for the future  

Equipping young people with good character muscles gives them the ability to adapt and interact with the world and others, take on new challenges and have confidence in their abilities. 

How we are building pupils’ resilience? 

Our character vocabulary will be introduced to pupils through our creative curriculum and a range of different activities.  Character muscles will be prominently displayed and referred to explicitly during lessons and activities to enable pupils to understand and experience each different character trait.

Preparing pupils for the future:  

Equipping young people with good character muscles gives them the ability to adapt and interact with others, take on new challenges and have confidence in their abilities. 

KUBA is a great way to help your young person build character vocabulary such as teamwork skills. 

         KNOW what teamworking means, 

         USE teamworking skills effectively,

         BUILD teamworking skills by using them repeatedly, 

         APPLY the teamworking skills to new situations, as a transferable skill. 

Our chosen Character Strengths at Queensmead Primary Academy are:

Courageous, Risk taker, Team player, Leader, Creative, Optimistic, Caring, Supportive, Kind, Confident, Enthusiastic, Empathetic, Positive, Curious, Respectful, Trustworthy, Mindful, Co-operative, Appreciative, Patience

We look forward to working together with you to develop our pupils’ resilience through developing these important characteristics and skills.  

More information that may be useful to you can be found at 
www.routetoresilience.co.uk