Strong Schools™ Programme

Our Strong Schools™ programme aims to support school leaders and staff to create extraordinary strengths-based learning experiences that boost engagement, learning, and performance and ultimately transform cultures.

FOR SCHOOL LEADERS AND STAFF | DURATION 1 – 3 DAYS

creating great places to learn and work

Our challenging outdoor education programmes help young people recognise and apply their unique character strengths to reach their goals and find greater meaning, engagement, happiness, and balance in life. We believe our work is too important to leave to chance and opinions. That’s why everything we do is grounded in the science of character strengths and research on positive education and honed to achieve the most significant impact.

To support school leaders and staff to build on their student’s course experiences at Outward Bound, we developed our Strong Schools™ programme. On a three-day programme, we take school leaders and staff on a journey to build their knowledge, skills, and confidence to implement the science of character strengths and positive education in their practice of teaching and learning in the classroom.

This immersive Outward Bound experience ensures schools have champions on the ground who can advocate for the integration of the science of character strengths and positive education throughout the school system.

Once they complete the course, they can access our online resources, various character strength products, and virtual coaching.

learning outcomes

We help school leaders and staff to leverage the science of character and flourishing

THE SIX BUILDING BLOCKS FOR DEVELOPING WELLBEING

In order to enhance students’ social and emotional learning skills we are using the following six building blocks:

  • Nurture Positive Emotions: the right balance of heartfelt positivity to boost our resilience.

  • Build Engagement: the regular development of our strengths – those things we are good at and enjoy doing.

  • Invest in Relationships: the creation of authentic, energising connections with others.

  • Foster Meaning: a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves.

  • Grow Accomplishment: the belief and ability to do the things that matter most to us.

  • Heighten Health: establishing habits that increase physical and mental health.

A THREE STEP APPROACH TO CREATE POSITIVE SCHOOL CULTURES THAT EXPAND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE

Step One

DESIGNING THE COURSE

We start at the beginning, spending time getting to know you, your school, and your unique challenges. Working alongside your school leaders and their team, we determine the best outcomes for your staff. Through our unique collaborative process, we tailor our approach to deliver engaging, applicable, and memorable learning experiences.

Step two

DELIVERING THE
COURSE

We deploy a team of highly-trained facilitators and performance coaches dedicated and committed to boost engagement and performance of your staff. They deliver programmes anywhere in The Netherlands or beyond, one-day or multiple-day, at one of our locations or your facility. Physical challenges are tailored for each group.

Step three

POST-COURSE
COACHING

Our post-course coaching will look at developing a coaching relationship with your school leaders and their teams once their Outward Bound course is complete. Our expert performance coaches will build on the course experience to support and motivate your leaders to realise the commitments they made whilst on the Outward Bound course.

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Outward Bound Netherlands

Outward Bound® and the Compass Rose are each registered trademarks of Outward Bound International. Outward Bound Netherlands is an educational non-profit organisation registered under number 63491419.

ACCREDITATIONS

Outward Bound International

Outward Bound Netherlands is proud to be part of Outward Bound International. Outward Bound International is a membership organisation of the worldwide Outward Bound network. This network consists of 34 Outward Bound schools around the world.