• RULER: A Wellbeing Programme for Primary Schools

    RULER: A Wellbeing Programme for Primary Schools


    RULER is an evidence-based programme designed at Yale University that teaches adults and children the skills of recognising, understanding, labelling, expressing, and regulating emotions. RULER combines whole-school professional development with a skill-building social-emotional learning programme for 4 to 11 year olds. The programme works to build emotional intelligence by teaching the skills of recognising, understanding, labelling, expressing, and regulating emotions to both adults and pupils within a school. The programme then leverages these skills to help schools create a positive climate for learning

    What is involved

    Senior leaders attend sessions to find out more about the programme, its effect on teaching and learning, and the most effective strategies for its implementation. They are provided with a set of professional development materials in order to introduce the programme to teachers and support staff in their own settings. Schools can also opt to benefit from coaching visits led by RULER experts, to help them embed the approach and troubleshoot any challenges to implementation.

    Who is the programme for?

    Senior leaders with responsibility for mental health and wellbeing

    Session details

    Session One (twilight):
    Date: Wednesday 30 September 2020

    • Introduction to the project for all schools

    Session Two (full day):
    Date: Friday 20 November 2020

    • Overview of the RULER approach
    • The four tools of RULER
    • Pupil and teacher resources
    • A guide to implementation

    Session Three (half day):
    Date: Friday 15 January 2021

    • Reviewing successes and challenges
    • Reviewing staff training needs
    • Drawing up a professional development plan for RULER in your school

    Between Sessions Two and Four, each school benefits from a coaching visit to support with implementation.

    Session Four (half day):
    Date: Friday 30 April 2021

    • Reviewing impact
    • Planning for next steps

    Programme Lead: Michael Eggleton, Head of School, Charles Dickens Primary

    Sign up and cost

    Register to join our 2020 – 2021 cohort here

    Non-member price: on application, email info@londonsouthtsa.org.uk
    Members pay £190 and will use their allocation of school improvement time to cover the coaching visit