When I introduced the language and thinking of neurolinguistic programming into my school, it was the difference that made the difference.

Teachers and students became more optimistic, achievement went up, conflict went down, student and teacher absence from school reduced.

Students started to really own the belief that they were responsible for their learning. And the practitioners I trained were able to support students to manage their emotions, create personalised goals and feel more empowered.

Adapting the behaviour policy, delivering whole-staff CPD and training NLP practitioners, created a whole school focus to embed an optimistic mindset. As a school, we underpinned every conversation with positive language, for example simply changing the word ‘warning’ to ‘reminder’, or ‘difficult’ to ‘solvable’. Such small changes had a huge impact and created an environment in which students could feel valued, build resilience and achieve personal excellence.

Imagine your school radiating even more positivity, passion and possibility

Improve communication

Learning NLP improves self-understanding, your ability to self-regulate and your ability to build rapport with others, vital communication skills for relationship building.

Build strong relationships

And a recent analysis of school research showed that it is those strong relationships that make a difference in both the short- and long-term to practically every measure schools care about: student engagement, attendance, results, and behaviour.

Support well being

Research also shows that physically and emotionally exhausted teachers struggle to sustain strong relationships with students and therefore staff wellbeing is important to the success of any strategy to build quality relationships with students.

Reduce stress

After NLP training, staff were able to reduce conflict in class, experienced less stress and felt less overwhelmed. This was reflected in improved student attendance of 0.4% and improved staff attendance that reduced the cost of supply staff by £5,000.

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The use of NLP has transformed our school

“We have always prided ourselves on being a positive school with a strong sense of community. By collectively following NLP approaches we have really managed to live and breathe our values across the school, reinforcing our positive approach to all members of our community. 

Caroline skilfully wove NLP throughout all aspects of our school behaviour system, from using language for praise and to influence learning to reflective conversations and interventions with students who were removed from lessons.

In addition to these whole-school approaches, there are numerous examples of individual staff and students who have had their lives changed through collapsing anchors and visualising success.  Classes, students and parents who once caused stress and anxiety in colleagues can now be approached with a sense of calm purpose that allows learning to take place. 

The transformation of our community has also led to tangible improvements in attendance, behaviour and academic data across the academy.”

Mark Lewis


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"NLP completely changed the way I think about things - I see problems differently. It has changed the way I deal with people who are struggling."
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Head of Science
"Caroline is a very professional and passionate trainer. I use the techniques every day in the classroom to help with learning and with behaviour management. I now know how to influence students in a very positive and powerful way."
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Teacher of English
"I use NLP to motivate my year group and my house team during assemblies. My house have now won the points competition for the last three terms and my year group is now the cohort with the best attitude to learning in the school."
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