Developing a positive mindset using the Mental Toughness Framework and Realise Your Potential

At Kingswood we are dedicated to providing meaningful learning experiences for young people outside the classroom which focus on developing life skills. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn at any stage of their career, and we also like making the process fun! To facilitate your continued professional development, we'd like to invite you to an event we're hosting in partnership with AQR.

This half day workshop will explore the themes of Mental Toughness, control, commitment, challenge and confidence and will include interactive taster sessions, smaller group discussions and mini coaching sessions.

The objective of the course is to introduce you to practical tools and techniques to enable you to confidently explore these themes with your students and will also count towards your CPD.

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Choose from two locations

Kingswood Colomendy

Loggerheads, Near Mold, Denbighshire, CH7 5LB
28th April 2017, 9.15am – 12.45pm
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Kingswood Isle of Wight 

Old School Buildings, Hill Way Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5PH
5th May 2017, 9.15am – 12.45pm
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Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness is a personality trait which is emerging as the key to understanding how people and organisations respond to stress, pressure and challenge. Published research shows that it is significant in performance, wellbeing, positive behaviour and developing positive mindset.
It embraces concepts such as Mindset (Dweck) and positive psychology (Seligman). It is widely used in education for staff and leader development as well as student development.
MTQ48 is the world’s first valid and reliable psychometric questionnaire measuring Mental Toughness.

Four components of resilient behaviour


Emotional control:
I can manage my emotions and my response to others


I’ll do what it takes to keep my promises and achieve my goals


Learning from experience:
I’ll have a go. Even setbacks are opportunities for learning


In abilities:
I believe I have the ability to do it - or can acquire the ability

The workshop


  • To introduce participants to an important concept and model – fulfilling an important CPD need.
  • To indicate simple and practical approaches to developing wellbeing and a positive frame of mind using Kingswood learning activities.
  • To provoke thinking about developing individuals, teams and schools.

What can I expect from the programme?

  • A highly participative event – optimising the opportunity to understand the concept enjoyably. Delegates will have the opportunity to complete the MTQ48 measure free of charge prior to attending the workshop. 
  • Effective – delegates will be able to use the concepts to their full almost immediately

Ultimately you will be equipped with knowledge and skills to optimise your own performance and wellbeing and to work with others to do the same for them.

Timings of your half day workshop

Session 1
15 Minutes – Arrival and coffee

Session 2
10am – 10.30am
Welcome - Introduction to the workshop.
Developing Positive Mindsets using the Mental Toughness Framework and Realise Your Potential

Session 3
Short introduction to developing Mindset

Session 4
10.45 – 12.15pm
Taster Sessions – Combining the Four C’s with Kingswood Learning Activities

Session 5
12.15 – 1.00pm
Plenary session – Practical applications and case studies

Session 6
1.00 -1.15pm
Wrap up review and Q &A

1.15pm Onwards – Networking lunch and depart

AQR and Kingswood

AQR are innovators in improving performance and operate in over 30 countries worldwide. They specialise in psychometric tests, tools and development programmes and have developed the MTQ48 questionnaire the world’s first valid and reliable psychometric questionnaire measuring Mental Toughness for young people. For information on AQR, click here

Kingswood’s development programme ‘Realise Your Potential’ is designed to increase attainment and wellbeing in 9-13 year old students by giving them tools to manage stress, pressure and challenge. We work with AQR’s MTQ48 questionnaire as part of the individuals’ personal development plans. To view our latest video about Realise Your Potential, click here

Colomendy, North Wales

Set in the beautiful countryside of North Wales just off the A55,

and just an hour away from Liverpool.

Kingswood - Colomendy
Near Mold,

Colomendy, North Wales

Isle of Wight

A 20 minute drive from Ryde, and with Portsmouth just over the water, the enchanting Isle of Wight is easily accessible from London and the West Country.

 Kingswood - Isle of Wight
Old School Buildings,
Hill Way Road,
Isle of Wight,
PO35 5PH

Attendees should cover the cost of their own travel to and from the workshop.  For competitive ferry rates, please contact our sister company Britannia Coach Services on 01603 309373 or enquiries@britanniacoachservices.co.uk who will be happy to arrange your travel for you.

Isle of Wight

Register now

To register onto this event, simply enter your details below.

Prior to the workshop, you will be contacted by email by AQR to complete the MTQ48 questionnaire yourself.