Free resources

Free resources

Over the last 200 years the education system has remained relatively unchanged.

But in light of recent events, we now have the most extraordinary opportunity to rethink the education system – to equip students with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the fast-paced, globally competitive world they’ll be entering.

Now is the time to come together as a community, share ideas, initiatives and crystallise learning – and to lead the charge in making meaningful change in the way we deliver education and prepare the next generation.

88%

of employers believe school leavers are not prepared for the workforce.

only 29%

of Gen Z believe they have the skills and knowledge they’ll need to thrive in work.

85%

of school leaders say that now is the time to embrace a different way of doing things.

Game-changing leadership and life skills

If we believe the purpose of education is to prepare pupils to thrive now and in the future, then we have to develop skills that will enable them to do that – skills that allow them to become extraordinary leaders and lead extraordinary lives.

78%

of employers said The Award improved their confidence and wellbeing

73%

of students now understand their thoughts, passions and how to work in their element

83%

of students said The Award had a positive impact on their lives

79%

of students said The Award improved their communication and relationships

Podcasts

Podcasts

Podcast

Episode 1. Finding my confidence

A lack of confidence and deep-down insecurities have always held Helen back. At a critical point…

Podcast

Episode 2. Letting go of control

For as long as she can remember Laura has had a very unhealthy relationship with food, control and her appearance…

Podcast

Episode 3. Having the courage to be me

After living a double life for 10 years, Mitch finally found the courage to tackle the most…

Podcast

Episode 4. Improving my self-worth

16 years after her parents’ divorce, Sophie is still coming to terms with their separation. Despite having…

Podcast

Episode 5. Learning to love me

A lack of confidence and deep-down insecurities have always held Helen back. At a critical point in her life and career, …

Podcast

Episode 6. Overcoming addiction

Joe started gambling around the age of 11 and by the time he was in his late teens he was a complete addict…

Podcast

Episode 7. Creating change

Jay was living his dream as a professional footballer, but after losing the job he’d spent his life working towards…

Podcast

Episode 8. Fitting in

Rob’s always struggled to find the life and career that’s right for him, always feeling he doesn’t quite ‘fit in'. In this episode Elke helps Rob...

Podcast

Episode 9. Overcoming setbacks

After being bullied as a child, Tash still struggles with her self-worth. In this episode Elke helps Tash to overcome some of her…

Podcast

Episode 10. Being my true self

Millie spent years trying to fit in, hiding who she really was to conform with ‘the norm’. But after hitting breaking point, she…

Podcast

Episode 11. Overcoming adversity

Josh was completing his third tour of Afghanistan when he stood on an IED and ended up losing both legs...

Podcast

Episode 12. Letting go of being perfect

After years of putting others first, prioritising friends, family and work over herself and taking on too much...

Podcast

Episode 13: Being an introvert

For years Sally struggled being an introvert in an extroverts’ world. Elke and Sally explore the impact that had on her...

Podcast

Episode 14: Redefining success

Having struggled with confidence at school, Tom learnt the key to success was working hard. Constantly seeking external validation...

Webinars

Webinars

Webinars

Secure your own mask first

Webinars

Genuine wellbeing – how do you REALLY achieve it?

Webinars

How to foster truly great relationships

Webinars

What kind of leader were you born to be?

Webinars

How to give pupils the critical leadership and life skills they need to thrive

Resources

Resources

Resources

Free whitepaper

Resources

Event + Behaviour = Result

Resources

Managing thoughts

Resources

The ownership ladder

Resources

Ownership questionnaire

Resources

Taking 100% ownership

Resources

The wellbeing check in

Resources

Wellness questionnaire

Resources

Thought spirals

Videos

Videos

Videos

2 Minutes with Alex Peterken: The importance of developing leadership in schools

Videos

3 minutes with Andrew McBroom: Redefining what success looks like in schools

Videos

3 Minutes with Alex Peterken: Challenging the boundaries schools put in place

Videos

2 Minutes with Natalie Dormer: Teaching important knowledge and skills in schools

Videos

2 Minutes with Natalie Dormer: Building resilience in young people

Videos

2 Minutes with Craig McCready: Developing life skills in children

Videos

3 Minutes with Andrew McBroom: The Importance of co curricular life

Videos

2 Minutes with Natalie Dormer: Setting students up for success in the workplace

Videos

COVID as a catalyst: Jonnie Noakes

Books

Books

Books

How to lead a bigger, braver, more meaningful life

By Ivy House Founder, Elke Edwards

Books

On Purpose

By Ivy House coach, Steve Chamberlain

Books

Extraordinary: Audio book

Register to listen to Extraordinary, read by Elke Edwards.