The Research

Where School Leadership Meets Developmental Psychology-


My current research project, in a nut-shell, is about the influence of whole-school-ethos upon the mental health of children.

In academic terms: An exploration of the influence of school-ethos and ethos-focused-leadership upon the development of psychological resilience in primary aged children in England. It will be conducted with a supervisory team from The Institute of Education, Nottingham Trent University. It will explore the development of resilience in children through:

shared vision and values

ethos focused governance

innovative curriculum and teaching

valuing children’s voice

So, do you know a school with a commitment to continuous school improvement in this area that would like to take part? Are you a governor, Headteacher or teacher who is committed to a whole school approach that prioritises children’s mental health and wellbeing?


If so, please do get in touch to find out more! We would love to hear from you.

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Clare Allen | Education Adviser & Researcher 

Located in the East Midlands