Education programme

HAPPY-CENTRED SCHOOL PROGRAMME

Welcome to the Laughology Happy-Centred Schools programme; an evidence-based ‘added extra’ to learning that will enhance the emotional wellbeing of your school community - pupils, parents, teachers, and support staff.

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.

HAPPY CHILDREN ACHEIVE MORE

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 HCS programme is fun and improves school standards

Laughology’s HCS programme pioneered the whole-school approach to systemised wellbeing within schools. The pilot HCS was launched in 2012 in St Matthew’s Primary School in Luton and within two years helped improve standards across a variety of areas, including SATS results. The programme is flexible, easy to use and, most importantly, it is fun. Happy children learn more easily and are more engaged with school life. Increasing happiness in children can help break the deeply ingrained, limiting beliefs and self-perceptions that stifle aspiration and hamper the ability to achieve.

HCS is based on neuroscience and psychology

The scientific study of happiness has gained traction in the past decade and the HCS programme is underpinned by data and results from studies into happiness from the fields of neuroscience and psychology. The principles behind HCS are also drawn from Laughology’s own research.
The underlying principles of the HCS programme are based on research by academics such as Dr Martn Seligman, a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, and Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick.

There are five HCS themes and each is a vital factor in achieving happiness.

Confidence

Achievement & Success

Positive Relationships

Support

Coping Skills

FREE LESSON PLAN

Happy-centred school confidence theme lesson plan

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This free theme of Happy-Centred Schools by Laughology is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

As part of the programme, during the first half-term, a happiness survey of staff and children can also be undertaken by Laughology

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.

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