Schools & Education

Matthew Syed has designed a varied and engaging education programme that can be delivered to schools and educational bodies to develop mindsets and improve performance. Our many options include full and half-day mindset workshops, 90-minute keynotes and digital learning tools for staff and students. These can be delivered in the UK and internationally.




Teaching Resources and School Book Discounts

In addition to our speaking services, Matthew Syed Consulting has developed a series of KS2 – KS3 classroom resources for teachers to go alongside Matthew Syed’s bestselling children’s book, You Are Awesome. This is an easily downloadable set of files consisting of You Are Awesome lesson plans, assemblies and student activity worksheets.


Click here for further information about the teaching resources

 

We also offer school discounts of 50% off on bulk orders of You Are Awesome.

Please email team@matthewsyed.co.uk for more information.

 

Visit the You Are Awesome site…

 

Growth Mindset Education Programmes

Our motivational and highly interactive workshop sessions are delivered by Matthew Syed’s team of experienced education facilitators. These speakers are senior leaders within various educational institutions and roles, actively embedding Matthew’s strategies within their teams . Our workshops and keynotes can be catered to teachers, students, senior educational leaders as required.

 

Programme Objectives

 

      • To learn how Growth Mindset is the psychological foundation that underpins long term success in students, staff and organisations.
      • To utilise Matthew’s practical implementational tools for embedding the right mindset for success across the whole community.
      • To realise how to create a learning culture that will drive continuous improvement amongst staff and students.
      • To discover the latest techniques within performance psychology to make a lasting difference in students and staff, making them more agile, innovative and resilient.
      • To understand the practical ways to build resilience in students that will enable them to face challenge in a complex world.
      • To be able to apply Matthew Syed’s Continuous Improvement Methodology based on Marginal Gains for creating a high-performance culture within
      • To equip staff and students with a range of strategic interventions to help overcome any barriers and setbacks that could arise when establishing a learning culture.

Sessions For Students

 

+ Student Growth Mindset Workshop

A motivational Growth Mindset workshop adaptable to KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5

We can deliver student workshops as interactive keynotes of approx. 60 minutes. These are fun, energised and highly engaging and can be booked for both Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Level.

+ You Are Awesome Workshop

Special KS2 – KS3 sessions based on the chapters and themes of You Are Awesome.

For more information, please contact us at team@matthewsyed.co.uk.

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Sessions For Teachers

+ Keynote Speech

An inspiring overview of growth mindset and improving performance within education followed by a Q&A

We can deliver a 90-minute keynote speech with Q&A to All-Staff or provide a tailored session for your Senior Leadership team.

 

 

+ All Staff Workshop

A motivating session providing practical solutions for building better learners

We can deliver an All-Staff workshop as either a half-day or full-day session. This is an interactive programme where we encourage discussion and debate.

 

 

+ Growth Mindset for Maths Workshop for Primary School:

An engaging session to inspire maths confidence in KS1 – KS2

Our Growth Mindset for Maths Workshop is a half day (3-hour) session for Primary School teachers to learn growth mindset strategies to support children in their approach to maths.

Book a Teacher Training Session

Headteachers & Educational Leaders

+ Keynote speech to Senior Leaders

A 90-minute inspiring overview of growth mindset and improving performance within education followed by a Q&A. Suitable for conferences and large events.

+ Senior Leaders Workshop

An interactive session for headteachers and senior leadership:

We can deliver workshops to Senior Leaders as either a half-day or full-day session. This is an interactive programme where we encourage discussion and debate, to aid understanding of Growth Mindset within teams and the wider school community.

Book a Leadership Training Session

“Growth mindset is changing our culture and helping to unlock hidden potential by identifying real and unconscious barriers to growth and energising our people to overcome them. We are also seeing systemic changes that will help to increase agility and further improve business performance.”

“Growth mindset is changing our culture and helping to unlock hidden potential by identifying real and unconscious barriers to growth and energising our people to overcome them. We are also seeing systemic changes that will help to increase agility and further improve business performance.”

Principal, Global Financial Services Organisation

“Our work around growth mindset is making tangible our culture as an innovative and supportive law firm, which helps us to attract and retain the right people.”

“Our work around growth mindset is making tangible our culture as an innovative and supportive law firm, which helps us to attract and retain the right people.”

Partner, Global Law Firm

“Staff at every level have really engaged with growth mindset and marginal gains and feel more empowered and accountable, which is helping drive continued improvements across our operations.”

“Staff at every level have really engaged with growth mindset and marginal gains and feel more empowered and accountable, which is helping drive continued improvements across our operations.”

Production Manager, UK Processing Plant

“We quickly realised that we were doing more than introducing new initiatives, we were defining our very DNA – who we are and how we operate.”

“We quickly realised that we were doing more than introducing new initiatives, we were defining our very DNA – who we are and how we operate.”

Director, Professional Services Organisation

As a manager, understanding the psychology behind fixed and growth mindset and how to create a culture for high performance was immensely valuable.”

As a manager, understanding the psychology behind fixed and growth mindset and how to create a culture for high performance was immensely valuable.”

Consultant and Clinical Director, NHS

“We have reduced incidental expenses by 25%, which directly benefits our bottom line.”

“We have reduced incidental expenses by 25%, which directly benefits our bottom line.”

CEO, UK Construction Company

We have improved quality, productivity and capacity through growth mindset, saving us hundreds of thousands of pounds a year and helping us increase revenues and profits.”

We have improved quality, productivity and capacity through growth mindset, saving us hundreds of thousands of pounds a year and helping us increase revenues and profits.”

Chief Operating Officer, Logistics Organisation

“Black Box Thinking has enabled us to deliver pension schemes that have outperformed the UK average by 40% over the past decade.”

“Black Box Thinking has enabled us to deliver pension schemes that have outperformed the UK average by 40% over the past decade.”

Divisional Manager, Pension Provider

“We have reduced errors by 77%, driving up customer trust and satisfaction and minimising the risk of costly emergency product withdrawal (EPW) processes and associated financial penalties.”

“We have reduced errors by 77%, driving up customer trust and satisfaction and minimising the risk of costly emergency product withdrawal (EPW) processes and associated financial penalties.”

Production Manager, UK Processing Plant

“In less than 100 days after deploying Mindset Advantage, we have radically changed a key customer-facing process, increasing efficiency by 30% and delivering better client outcomes.”

“In less than 100 days after deploying Mindset Advantage, we have radically changed a key customer-facing process, increasing efficiency by 30% and delivering better client outcomes.”

Senior Vice President, Professional Services Organisation

“We have increased productivity by 44%, output by 3%, and are doing more interventions than ever working a five-day week instead of seven.”

“We have increased productivity by 44%, output by 3%, and are doing more interventions than ever working a five-day week instead of seven.”

Consultant and Clinical Director, NHS

“The tools and techniques provided in the course will certainly go a long way towards helping me understand how to better plan for success but also help me realise that failure is not necessarily a negative thing but is certainly a positive learning opportunity.”

“The tools and techniques provided in the course will certainly go a long way towards helping me understand how to better plan for success but also help me realise that failure is not necessarily a negative thing but is certainly a positive learning opportunity.”

Associate Director Sustainable Business, Interserve Construction Limited

“Strategically, we have gained a richer, deeper understanding of the pervasiveness of the benefits available from adopting a growth mindset perspective. Tactically, you gain experience in a new technique that you can take straight back into the working environment. Personally, I have changed the way I engage – both at home and at work”

“Strategically, we have gained a richer, deeper understanding of the pervasiveness of the benefits available from adopting a growth mindset perspective. Tactically, you gain experience in a new technique that you can take straight back into the working environment. Personally, I have changed the way I engage – both at home and at work”

COO, Osborne

“The work we have undertaken gives you the toolkit to invoke cultural change in a business to enable performance improvement. The programme brings the theory of ‘Black Box Thinking’ to life. It provides real life examples to back up theories and allow the delegates to learn, reflect and consider how it can be applied in the work environment”

“The work we have undertaken gives you the toolkit to invoke cultural change in a business to enable performance improvement. The programme brings the theory of ‘Black Box Thinking’ to life. It provides real life examples to back up theories and allow the delegates to learn, reflect and consider how it can be applied in the work environment”

Best Practice Manager, Arriva UK Trains

“Inspiring, motivating, engaging … just some of the words my team used following their participation. Essex Police has benefited from Matthew Syed’s Black Box Training session….. the ripples of incremental change are spreading in a way that benefits colleagues and most importantly the people of Essex.”

“Inspiring, motivating, engaging … just some of the words my team used following their participation. Essex Police has benefited from Matthew Syed’s Black Box Training session….. the ripples of incremental change are spreading in a way that benefits colleagues and most importantly the people of Essex.”

Chief Constable, Essex Police

“This was a genuinely enlightening, entertaining and informative experience – it is thought-provoking, challenging, insightful, fun and relevant to the most and the least experienced team member. The fact that “Black Box Thinking” and Matthew Syed anecdotes have become part of the everyday vocabulary of our team is a testament to the impact this has made.”

“This was a genuinely enlightening, entertaining and informative experience – it is thought-provoking, challenging, insightful, fun and relevant to the most and the least experienced team member. The fact that “Black Box Thinking” and Matthew Syed anecdotes have become part of the everyday vocabulary of our team is a testament to the impact this has made.”

Group Head of Transactional Services, Pinsent Masons LLP

“Fantastic, new approaches and techniques to transform our mindset”

“Fantastic, new approaches and techniques to transform our mindset”

Business Excellence Consultant, Siemens

“Utterly inspiring. We are looking forward already to booking you again.”

“Utterly inspiring. We are looking forward already to booking you again.”

Senior Partner, Simmons and Simmons

“This programme would benefit organisations by providing an excellent framework to understand and appreciate their organisational mindset, and start to think about how they can accelerate their leadership skills to drive business forward. This is a hugely insightful programme.”

“This programme would benefit organisations by providing an excellent framework to understand and appreciate their organisational mindset, and start to think about how they can accelerate their leadership skills to drive business forward. This is a hugely insightful programme.”

Quality Culture Programme Lead, GlaxoSmithKline

The insights, learning and science really drives home the scale of the opportunity we have as leaders, through change of mindset and the introduction of these tools with our people”

The insights, learning and science really drives home the scale of the opportunity we have as leaders, through change of mindset and the introduction of these tools with our people”

Senior Manager, Change Management Divestment Programme, Royal Bank of Scotland

“It forced me to reflect on how I approach development within my team.  I have continued to think on this after the event which I think shows how impactful it was.”

“It forced me to reflect on how I approach development within my team.  I have continued to think on this after the event which I think shows how impactful it was.”

Director, Barclays

“In Black Box Thinking, Matthew shows how having a growth mindset and creating a culture willing to embrace and learn from failure can categorically improve performance”

“In Black Box Thinking, Matthew shows how having a growth mindset and creating a culture willing to embrace and learn from failure can categorically improve performance”

Partner and Director of External Relations, Virgin

 “The Mindset workshop was nothing short of outstanding. The message of a Growth Mindset resonates with the culture we are striving to create.”

 “The Mindset workshop was nothing short of outstanding. The message of a Growth Mindset resonates with the culture we are striving to create.”

Chief Fire Officer

“My own thinking was challenged in this workshop – new ideas – even though I had already read Black Box Thinking”

“My own thinking was challenged in this workshop – new ideas – even though I had already read Black Box Thinking”

Chief Executive, Independent Police Complaints Commission

“After deploying Mindset Advantage, we have radically changed a key process, increasing efficiency by 30% and delivering better client outcomes.”

“After deploying Mindset Advantage, we have radically changed a key process, increasing efficiency by 30% and delivering better client outcomes.”

Senior Vice President, Professional Services Organisation

 

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