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New Perspectives ... on emotional well-being

The importance of emotional well-being is widely recognised as a vital aspect of education especially with young children.

This course is led by Dr Tony Eaude, who was previously the headteacher of a multi-cultural first school and has researched and written extensively in areas related to young children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, with recent work focussing on young children's social and emotional development. It is designed for headteachers, members of leadership teams and teachers or other staff in primary and nursery schools and those who support them. The objectives are to help participants:

• understand the research background to young children's social and emotional development;

• consider the features of emotional well-being and the key influences on this;

• explore the link between emotional well- being and other aspects of both personal development and academic attainment; and

• reflect on the implications for themselves and their school/setting, in terms of pedagogy and the provision of a broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum.

The course will involve a mixture of practical activities and discussion to explore questions such as:

• What is emotional well-being?

• What are the consequences of a lack of emotional well-being?

• What are the key influences on our own, and children's, emotional well-being?

• What is the link between emotional well-being and attainment?

• How can teachers and other staff enhance emotional well-being for different groups, especially those who are vulnerable?

• What is the place of programmes such as SEAL and Family Links?

• What are the implications for the learning environment?

As with all 'New Perspectives ...' courses, participants will be helped to see their teaching in fresh and innovative ways, building on and enhancing their professional knowledge and providing new energy and motivation. To discuss this course, or others offered by 'New Perspectives...', and how they can be most useful in your own context, please contact Dr Tony Eaude, 6 Long Wall, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4PG on 01865 711135 (phone/fax) or

Identity, Culture and Belonging: Educating Young Children for a Changing World is due to be published by Bloomsbury Academic in February 2020. Details of how to order are on the Bloomsbury website.

Developing the expertise of primary and elementary classroom teachers -professional learning for a changing world was published by Bloomsbury Academic in January 2018. A paperback version was published in July 2019. Details of how to order are on the Bloomsbury website.

New Perspectives on Young Children’s Moral Education
-Developing Character through a Virtue Ethics Approach
was published by Bloomsbury in December 2015. Details of how to order are on the Bloomsbury website.

How do expert primary classroom teachers really work? - a guide for teachers, headteachers and teacher educators was published in 2012. For further details, see the publications section of this website or contact
Details of how to order are on the Critical Publishing website.
Download flyer (pdf, 3.3MB).

Thinking Through Pedagogy for Primary and Early Years was published in January 2011. For further details see Thinking Through Pedagogy for Primary and Early Years.

Thinking Through Pedagogy: Primary and Early Years by Tony Eaude

Children's Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development by Tony Eaude (second edition, 2008)

Enhancing Achievement for Young Bilingual Learners
Download flyer (pdf, 410K) by Tony Eaude, published in March 2007

For more details on how to order these, please contact