Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)

Developing social and emotional skills to build a foundation for learning

PATHS® is an evidence based, social and emotional programme for all pupils aged 5 to 11.  PATHS® support pupils to develop social and emotional skills (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, responsible decision making and relationship skills).  PATHS® includes a structured curriculum, support for children to apply skills to new contexts and extend learning to the home environment.

Schools are supported to develop a whole school approach through:

  • Structured PATHS® curriculum with regular support from a PATHS® Coach
  • Training for all staff and support for lunchtime staff
  • Parent and carer engagement
  • Support to evaluate the impact on pupils 

Enrol now for PATHS 2018

Sign up now to join over 100 Norfolk schools successfully delivering PATHS.  An early bird offer is available.

Schools who sign up receive:

  • Bespoke and intensive advice and support from experienced PATHS® coaches
  • High quality, age appropriate and user friendly resources
  • Training for the whole school community
  • Support to promote positive playtimes
  • Family engagement
  • Support to measure the impact on pupils
  • Opportunities to learn from and engage with inspirational schools where inclusion and nurture are fundamental.

What people say about PATHS®

“The traffic lights give you steps to calm down and helps you solve a problem independently.”

- Norfolk pupil

“Extremely high focus on pupils’ emotional well-being.  Pupils are eager to learn and well behaved.  They use the strategies they learn to manage their own emotions and behaviour at school and at home.”

- Ofsted in Norfolk PATHS® School

“Problem solving - pupils feel empowered when suggesting solutions.  Less about telling off and more about taking responsibility.”

- Norfolk teacher

Further information

For more information contact paths@norfolk.gov.uk

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