Understanding Teenagers in Schools Training

Secondary Schools

This 1- day workshop is designed to offer an understanding of the teenage brain development to those working with young people in schools and educational settings.

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Learning Outcomes


By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • reflect on adolescent brain development 

  • consider how to promote emotional resilience in adolescents

  • understand what young people need from the adults around them

  • consider how to support learning during a time of rapid brain development

Workshop Overview

This course provides an opportunity to understand teenage brain development and the adolescent developmental process.


It includes ideas and strategies for professionals working with teenagers and their parents to help them motivate and support young people in an emotionally healthy context.


The day brings together the latest understanding from neuroscience and developmental psychology and the principles of the Nurturing Programme, one of the leading social and emotional education interventions in the UK.


Each participant receives a copy of our Understanding Teenagers booklet.

Training Options

  • Face to face - practical interactive workshops for groups of up to 20 people

  • Online - 2 x 2-hour interactive sessions for up to 20 people [Available for a limited time]

(Staff do not need to be PGLs or done any previous training with us.)

Training Specification

Click to download our training specification.

Book Training

We would be delighted to come and work with your team at a time and location of your choice. Contact our education team to find out more. You can also book individual places on certain dates and locations - check our training calendar for availability.


"Very useful in understanding teenage behaviour and also being able to explain it to parents in a way that makes sense."

"I realise teenagers still need everything we offered when they were younger - it just needs tweaking."

"Great session! I will be able to apply this new knowledge and the strategies at home too!"

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