Head: Schools must make pupils resilient

Claire Hewitt, head of Manchester High School for Girls, has called on schools to teach pupils how to deal with failure ahead of results day. “I think it’s vital that schools become savvier about how they go about developing resilience – or grit or gumption or whatever you want to call it – in their students,” Mrs Hewitt said. She added a belief that those with “resilience, self-belief and the ability to learn from their mistakes and move on” will go on to live “emotionally healthier, happier lives.” Speaking to the Telegraph, she urged teachers to encourage pupils to take risks and make mistakes, as “the more they make, the more robust they become”.

 

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