Read below for updates from the Releasing Potential Institute, including information on our events and research projects.
Meet Dr Alex Gray.
Academic Researcher; Lecturer; Trainer of education professionals; author and blogger. Alex joined Releasing Potential in 2016 having worked for many years as a Lecturer in Higher Education. Alex manages the operational and strategic elements of a number of...
Are traditional examinations fit for purpose?
A great article written origuinally for the Golbal School Alliance by Aiysha Khan, Functional Skills Tutor at Releasing Potential School.
Inspiring great practice globally
It was only recently, since starting my position at RP, I was pointed in the direction of HundrEd and have been completely awe-inspired since. HundrEd states that the purpose of education is to help every child flourish, no matter what happens in life; emphasising...
Embarking on a new ‘life’ journey
On the 2nd September 2020 I started a new role as a Trainer of Professionals at Releasing Potential, and on the 8th September I co-delivered my first Managing Challenging Behaviour level 3 course (i.e. day 1&2), which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was so refreshing...
The Problem with Banking Compassion
Banking compassion Since 2016 I have worked at Releasing Potential, an organisation dedicated to supporting children and young people who have been excluded from mainstream education. My role is to manage the parts of the organisation that support our independent...
Our Values in a time of Crisis
The lockdown has impacted the students and the staff whose job it is to support them, in ways that have pushed us, as an Institute team, to think about the core values that underpin Releasing Potential during the current crisis. This thinking has been both fruitful...
The Institute’s COVID-19 story so far
The beginning of the Institute’s COVID-19 journey On Wednesday 11th March the Releasing Potential Institute team was in our newly refurbished training room delivering the final day of a locality-wide training project to Chichester primary and secondary schools. The...
Let Nature Be Your Teacher: Mindfulness and the Great Outdoors
It has been a difficult few weeks in education – for leaders who find themselves balancing the needs of children and the welfare of staff, and for staff managing anxiety levels around all sorts of new issues that have emerged as we face this strange new reality. I...
Importance of prioritising our mental wellbeing
In times like these, when the world is overwhelmed by uncertainty, we all need to find ways to cope with the heavy and stressful situation we face. When each person is so focussed on maintaining and protecting their physical health, it can often happen that we find...
COVID 19 UPDATE & COURSE OFFERS
In response to the government’s advice on increased social distancing, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel all taught training courses advertised for March, April and May. We will hope to return to normal offering our Level 3, 4 & 5 courses this summer,...
Managing Transitions in Education, Support and Social Care
Releasing Potential Institute hosted their third annual conference on Wednesday 10th July 2019 with much success. Delegates from across West Sussex and Hampshire gathered to develop their skills and discuss best practice. ‘Managing Transitions in Education, Support...
#RPCONF19 Focus: Dr Kathy Weston
Dr Kathy Weston Education Researcher and CriminologistOur 2019 conference brings together a range of important voices to explore transitions, in, to, and from education and social care settings. We are very happy to announce that our morning Keynote is the...
10 Reasons to attend #RPCONF19
The Releasing Potential Institute will be hosting our third annual conference on 10th July. Tired of attending dull conferences? Here are 10 reasons to attend #RPCONF19!1. To develop your practise As professionals, we need to keep up to date with current practice....
#RPCONF19 Focus: Mike King and Lara Penfold
Mike King Founder of Releasing Potential Mike King is CEO of Releasing Potential and Executive Headteacher at Releasing Potential School; Mike has worked in the third sector for eighteen years after a career as a secondary school teacher, and has set up a range of...
#RPCONF19 Focus: ADHD WISE UK
Jannine Harris Founder of ADHD Wise UK Jannine Harris is the founder of ADHD Wise UK, a UK based charity devoted to helping parents and professionals to support children and young people with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. Jannine offers resources and...
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