Caroline Hamblin brings developmental psychology programmes to your school with the Positive Approach Programme on behalf of Inspire Teaching Schools http://inspireteachingschools.org/

The Positive Approach Programme was piloted in 2015 on behalf of Inspire Teaching Schools, a teaching school alliance with a membership of over forty primary schools across Northamptonshire.

Dr Lorraine Cullen, The Development Lead for the Teaching School, commented:

“The six week training was very well received by the staff and children in one of our schools in challenging circumstances. Staff identified the positive impact that the programme had in improving the emotional climate of the classroom.”

The children participating in the project were able to draw out a number of key strengths which included:

“It makes me want to learn more.”

“It help you to believe in yourself.”

“It helps us to deal better with ourselves and to achieve our goals.”

“I feel more free.”

“I feel adventurous so no one can stop me because I’m in control.”

“You learn from mistakes and learn to have faith in yourself.”

“I feel like a bird free from a cage exploring the world because I’ve been cooped up in a cage for ages.”

Dr Cullen further reported:

“The children only identified one negative aspect and that was when the programmed ended, they would have preferred it to continue. There can be no better recommendation than from the children themselves.”


"Andrew ran his Emotional Intelligence workshop with a group of our managers at the Scotch Whisky Experience earlier this year. Feedback from the team was hugely positive and we plan to run similar sessions with our wider team in the future. The sessions are thought provoking and call on a lot of self-reflection providing us all with a greater awareness of our emotions and the impact they can have on other people, which we all agreed would be invaluable to us moving forward in our leadership roles. The course was broken down into manageable sessions, full of interesting stories and anecdotes from Andrew to illustrate key messages. Many of the team, including myself, found the practical tools suggested to improve in each of the competencies to be particularly beneficial. The online resource is incredibly valuable and allows for much more in depth exploration of the topics in bite size modules which you can work through at your own pace. The attendee feedback from the sessions confirmed to us how vitally important it is that we continue to offer this kind of training and support to our team.''


"Caroline has been a huge help to a couple of our employees who have suffered with mental health/anxiety issues, I would not hesitate to recommend her."

Chris Bullimore at Bullimores Sand & Gravel Ltd