The Happy-Centred Schools programme (HCS)™ is designed to increase opportunities for all children and gives them the skills needed to take full advantage of learning and of the school community.
It promotes happiness values researched by Laughology to help children and staff enhance learning ability and flourish. The programme is designed for all children. It gives them the skills needed to stay positive, motivated and to believe in their abilities, using resources designed for and by teachers and children, it helps enhance life skills.
In a recent international comparative study of children’s subjective wellbeing in 15 countries, children in England ranked 14th for satisfaction with life as a whole, and 12th for their school experience.Clearly, there is a pressing need to address the issues that make our children feel unhappy and affect their learning.
The happiness survey will gauge levels of emotional wellbeing and identify specific issues to address. The survey can either be with a specific year group or with the whole school. The survey is not essential and is carried out as an added extra to the programme at an additional cost.The survey sets a starting point from which progress can be measured and allows a more proactive approach to delivery to help staff understand the focus needed. At the end of the project the survey can be repeated to identify the progress that has been made.