Building happy life habits and managing the tricky bits
The Inbox programme is an inclusive, whole school approach which helps to develop a full range of empowering personal habits and skills to help young people get the best from themselves, others, school life and the wider world.
Young people need space and time to work out their own sense of self and where they ‘fit’ in the world during a key time of physical, social, emotional and cognitive development, all of which affect how an individual responds to the world. This is a good time to develop long-term positive life habits.
The Inbox programme helps to develop personal skills around age related experiences for young people helping them to manage challenge and change within school and wider life, creating skills now and for the future.
The programme is supported by staff and parents/carers who are also able to brush up on their own skills.
The habit-based tricks develop progressive personal skills and subskills in 5 key areas.
Habits require input and practice to stick but this doesn’t have to be hard work.
Everyone is on the same page
Inbox tricks are introduced and practised across the whole school with progressive habit development throughout year groups.
Inbox is simple to use
Year group leader guides have all the information needed to present the tricks in 10-15 mins or choose to discuss the concepts further.
Build on them
The Inbox guide timetables give you the option of working on a mixed-trick yearly timetable for each year group or to focus on one of the 5 specific Trick Box areas over each half-term period.
You can also choose to use the year group journals for the whole school, for individuals or small groups to work on their own development areas using the journals to log progress, build self-awareness and motivate action.
Posters linking to the tricks can be placed around the school as part of the habit-building strategy which help to trigger new positive thinking and behaviour routines, building long-term habits and intrinsic rewards.
Independence is key
The Inbox programme for KS3-5 encourages young people to build on their individual strengths and develop autonomy.
Using an Inbox self-coaching model alongside the weekly habit-based tricks helps individuals to develop solution-thinking around challenges and change and create motivating plans for the future.
Enhance Inbox with the Support and Mentor programmes for KS3-5
The Inbox support programme allows staff to work with young people 1-1 or in small groups to help them manage limiting habits and encourage independence around self-coaching skills, whilst developing positive strategies linked to the Inbox programme.
The Inbox mentor programme develops task and people-based skills by creating a wide range of mentoring opportunities where young people recognise their individual skills and strengths and choose to mentor others. Lesson plans are included.
Our school programme resources include easy-use manuals, step-by-step activity instructions and staff training Power Points. You have everything you need but if you’d like a little extra, we also provide additional training.