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by Claire Murray, creator of the Emotion Works Programme and founder of Emotion Works CIC

Following the successful development and roll-out of the Emotion Works Recovery Programme in hundreds of Scottish Primary Schools following Lockdown 1, we are very happy to announce that we will be continuing to provide Emotion Works support over the recovery period in 2021.

This website is now an established platform  Emotion Works platform which has been purpose built to help provide a trauma informed and relational approach to the transition of children back to school over the course of the recovery period.

At a time when the mental health & emotional wellbeing of children is becoming widely recognised as a crucially important aspect of learning and attainment, myself and the Emotion Works team are delighted to offer our 300+ existing schools complimentary access to this special ‘Recovery’ version of the Emotion Works programme.  We are also very excited to welcome all new customers to Emotion Works and look forward to engaging with you all as you become part of our supportive online community.

The Recovery Programme content is provided across 2 main sections

  • TRAINING & GUIDANCE SECTION: The overview page for this section can be reached by clicking on the main header in the Navigation Bar. There is an in-depth module that sets the scene for the programme, followed by 9 shorter modules covering the Component Model Curriculum and Cog trainings. Each training module then links up to a ‘Teaching Week’ which helps you share the programme with pupils.
  • WEEKLY TEACHING PROGRAMME: The overview page of this section can also be reached by clicking on the main header in the Navigation Bar. The teaching programme includes a ‘Getting to Know You’ /  settling in period followed by 10 teaching ‘weeks’ with content relating to each of the Emotion Works cogs and the 5-part, 6-part & 7-part models.
We have also now added a NEWSLETTER page on the website where you can follow progress on a week-by-week basis.
Finally, our new COMPETITION page is all set to gather and share the learning that has been taking place over the course of the programme.
Please note – our overview pages in the training and teaching sections, and the newsletter and competition pages are open for all to browse. However, only logged in members will be able to click through to the programme content.

In addition to the training & teaching support provided by the Recovery programme, we’re excited to see our online community growing. We love facilitating lots more learning, connecting, sharing and networking between Emotion Works practitioners and schools. The Recovery Programme is a unique experience for us all to participate in together.

Here’s how to join in and become part of the #EWcommunity

  • There are comment boxes on each of the training pages for your questions and feedback
  • Our members only Emotion Works Practitioners facebook page is an excellent forum for connecting with others also using Emotion Works during the recovery period – but please answer the membership questions to gain access otherwise we will have to decline your request
  • Our twitter page @emotionworksCIC will also likely be busy with recovery programme news and tweets over the coming months. If you tweet about the programme please tag us as @emotionworksCIC and using the #EWrecovery hashtag
  • Finally – our Cog Learning Competition is open for submissions until Friday 20th November 2020. We’re looking forward to seeing and sharing the wonderful work you’ve been doing and celebrating the winning entries from Monday 23rd November.

- JANUARY 2021

We’re here to help.

With new school closures in place we realise that the formal roll-out of Emotion Works in school isn’t possible for the time being and so your planning and delivery of the #EWrecovery programme will be on hold. Please be reassured that we will be able to extend access to the programme once pupils are back in the classroom to ensure you have time to complete your roll-out.

In the meantime, we have created a new mini website for Emotion Works schools and families that is an open platform and can be accessed directly by teachers, parents and pupils without the need to log-in. It provides activities and ideas suitable for home learning and will both consolidate and stretch cog learning for your pupils across different ages and stages. We also hope the website will help parents become more familiar with the Emotion Works approach, which we feel is a big positive for your longer term roll-out of the programme and its impact on pupils.

The new website can be found at www.emotionworks-home.school

#EWhomelearning #EWcommunity

Good News Update - November 2020

I’m very proud to share the news that I recently won an award from Business Women Scotland for the success of Emotion Works as a social enterprise over the course of the pandemic and for the impact Emotion Works has had in schools across Scotland as a result of the Recovery Programme.

Celebrating this award is an opportunity for me to say a big thank you to my dedicated team for all their hard work and support during this time, and to all contractors who have worked with us to help make #EWrecovery happen.

But most importantly I’d like to send out a HUGE expression of thanks to all the schools taking part… to the Head Teachers who invested and trusted in us to develop and deliver on our promise, and to all of the Class Teachers and support staff on the front line sharing the programme with pupils. That’s where the impact actually happens and so this is a very well deserved award for all of us to share : )

#EWcommunity #EWimpact 

Recovery Programme


Non members – please feel free to click through to browse an overview of each section

Existing Emotion Works members – your usual email address and password will work to help you log-in to this site

Recovery Programme Members – your school ‘team lead’ can add staff emails on the dashboard of our main website by logging in here


In the light of new school closures in 2021 we have made the decision to put our Recovery Programme package back on sale to allow more schools and pupils to benefit from the positive impacts of the Emotion Works approach on learning and wellbeing.

Our full school packages with longer term memberships and hard copy resources are also still available to buy from our main website shop


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