Trainer Accreditation Example

Kirsty Lockhart joined the Emotion Works training team following our first ‘train-the-trainer’ cohort in Summer 2017. Read on to explore her step-by-step journey through the entire accreditation process from Emotion Works Practitioner to Mentor to Trainer. Background Kirsty has been a primary teacher for 28 years, working in Scotland and the North East of England […]

Practitioner Accreditation Example – Additional Support

Lisa Rowlinson is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant at Hillside Specialist School, Lancashire. She attended our first ever English training day in January 2017 and began introducing Emotion Works to her caseload of pupils with Autism thereafter. She submitted her accreditation in September 2017 sharing photos and videos of practice, and a written account (see […]

Cascading Approach to Primary School Roll Out

You may recall from our January news post ‘Coggletastic Cascaders’ how Bankton Primary School in West Lothian had begun rolling out Emotion Works across their school thanks to Emily Sinclair and Nicky Hocknull taking on a cascading role and working with us to develop training and learning materials to share with staff and pupils. We have […]

A new application? Emotion Works in Adult Services?

We are currently working with colleagues from Scottish Autism Adult Services to explore how Emotion Works can be useful in their work supporting service-users in residential care and day settings. It was a big thumbs up at our first training day in October when Claire provided an overview of the approach and resources to 15 […]

Fischy Music collaboration


Claire’s relationship with Fischy Music dates back to her time as a class teacher and music/assembly lead at Prospect Bank Special School in Edinburgh. My pupils always enjoyed engaging with Fischy Music in class time and at assembly. Fischy songs are fun to act out and very catchy. They also tend to have a simple […]

Towerbank Primary School Consultancy Project

When Towerbank Primary school asked for Claire’s help getting Emotion Works established across all classes of the school, it came right at the time when Emotion Works was ready to demonstrate how well it suits mainstream schools to support curriculum learning in Emotional Health and Wellbeing, Literacy and interdisciplinary learning. An added advantage for this […]

Trainer Accreditation Example

In this case study we provide an overview of Michelle Appleby’s trainer accreditation journey and an account of how she has made it work alongside lots of other commitments including helping out with Emotion Works practice development tasks. Background Michelle is an experienced primary teacher based in Edinburgh with a background in youth work, community care, […]

Practitioner Accreditation Example – Mainstream Teacher

Pauline McKibben is a Principal Teacher at St. Joseph’s Primary School Glasgow. She was introduced to Emotion Works when she attended our first ‘Mainstream Primary Champions’ training session in September 2015. By the second practice sharing session a month later it was obvious that Pauline had made a great start introducing the approach to P1 […]