Amazing People Schools’ mission is to inspire and unlock the potential of every young person through the power of positive role models and great storytelling. The award-winning primary and secondary platform has character strengths and diverse role models at its core. Schools can use it to build an inspirational, inclusive school culture where every young person is supported to be a confident, resilient and respectful citizen, skilled to face the future. Stay tuned and we’ll tell you more!

Amazing People Schools supports schools to provide valuable opportunities for pupils to grow a deeper understanding of themselves, their character strengths and the world they are part of so they can be even more Amazing. By developing these strengths in themselves, pupils learn to enhance their own wellbeing through developing their self-efficacy. We had a chat and asked questions to Frances Corcoran, Managing Director at Amazing People Schools, to learn more.

Frances, for those who don’t know – what is Amazing People Schools?

Imagine a digital platform developed with schools to support every member of staff and to nurture every pupil, whilst adding huge value in key areas such personal development, diversity, wellbeing, cross-curricular learning and school improvement.

Amazing People Schools’ award-winning platform is backed by over 20 years of research and is powered by world-changing role models and character strengths such as creativity, perseverance, and kindness. Schools can use it to embed values and build an inspirational school culture where every young person is supported. It has been carefully designed with teachers to support schools and to thrive and grow.

Featuring both primary and secondary zones, it includes all the content, tools and resources needed, supporting an inspirational approach in many areas of school life and curriculum and helping schools embed diverse role models right across the curriculum. Research shows that developing a strengths-based approach supports positive mental health and wellbeing.

Highlighting influential figures such as Frida Kahlo, Martin Luther King Jr., and Greta Thunberg, it underscores their resilience, optimism, and perseverance as inspiring strength.

Sounds like useful tools! But how do you use it?

We work with all our schools year-round and new content, stories and resources are added throughout the year. Amazing People Schools offers whole school support for both primary and secondary schools (supporting students Early Years – 16), for both teachers and students. It features primary and secondary zones which feature differentiated content across year groups.

The Teacher Zone
With log-in details for all teachers and senior leaders included in a school subscription, teachers get access to everything they need to develop a bespoke plan of action for their school for all year groups. We know every school is different. Our planning resources are designed to help your school achieve its individual goals.  Whether that be to meet School Improvement objectives, underpin your Personal Development curriculum or accurately reflect school values and mission across the curriculum, Amazing People Schools has you covered.

The Student Zone
Students have individual access to an interactive story library of Amazing People where they can read, watch, listen and learn about how these trailblazers changed the world. As they progress through the story library, students collect accessories from each Amazing Person for their own avatar. Older students receive positive social action prompts connected to the game changer they have been studying.

What possibilities are there in using your tool in teaching?

Amazing People Schools is a story-powered learning platform supporting young people from Early Years – 16, carefully designed to inspire the Amazing People of tomorrow.

More important than ever
In this age of new tech and AI, the strengths that make us human are more important than ever. Frida Kahlo knew all about resilience and the need to bounce back after adversity. Martin Luther King Jr. knew that optimism was essential for bringing change and building a more just future. Greta Thunberg knows she will need perseverance in her ongoing work as a global role model fighting to protect our planet.

Amazing People stories, content and resources provide valuable opportunities for pupils to grow a deeper understanding of character strengths. By developing these strengths in themselves, pupils learn to enhance their own wellbeing through developing their self- efficacy.

Why Amazing People Schools is part of Skolon:

We very much understand the challenges schools face day-to-day and do all we can to support. Skolon is a great fit for us because they also prioritize getting high quality content to schools in a way that makes the lives of teachers easier. The Education sphere faces new challenges daily and schools need the support and resources to tackle these. Accessing high quality content in a simple and accessible way is critical in schools. We have seen the challenges schools have to face daily and love how Skolon makes access so easy. We are absolutely thrilled to be part of Skolon’s brilliant platform.

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Buy Amazing People Schools through Skolon:

In Skolon, your school can easily purchase digital tools and educational resources, with the ability to grant users access to licenses with just a few clicks. This means that your school has the opportunity to make planned purchases and control when a license becomes active for teachers and students, for example, at the start of a semester.

Amazing People Schools is available in Skolons library. Go directly to Amazing People Schools in Skolon here to buy licenses or learn more about Skolons library here.

This is Amazing People Schools:

The Amazing People Schools Team has been working with primary and secondary schools since 2017, supporting their Amazing People (staff and pupils) through our award-winning platform and resources developed by listening to and working closely with schools. Schools know better than anyone else what they need, and what works for them, and this of course continues to evolve.

This is Skolon – we gather the best digital educational tools and make them work in the classroom.

Skolon is an independent platform for digital educational tools and learning resources, created for both teachers and students. With Skolon, accessing and using your digital educational tools is easy – security increases, administration decreases, and there’s more time for learning.

The digital educational tools come from both small and large providers, all of whom have one thing in common – they create digital educational tools that are beneficial for the school environment.