Recent graduates seeking teaching jobs
may be interested in the launch of a new range of so-called 'happy schools'.
The innovative scheme is being run by James O'Shaughnessy, a former aide to prime minister David Cameron. The stated aim of the project is to place wellbeing at the heart of the curriculum.
As a result, the schools will run lessons in positive psychology for all pupils, with Mr O'Shaughnessy arguing that the schools could prove to be enormously beneficial.
"I was initially very sceptical about the happiness and wellbeing stuff. But at Number 10 we did a lot of work on it and I came to believe that there was a science to it and that it wasn't just airy-fairy wishful thinking," he commented.
"The field of positive psychology has demonstrable, scientifically tested benefits to people's mental health."
Lessons at the schools have already been devised by Professor Richard Layard of the London School of Economics.
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