PATHS® Testimonials

Find out what PATHS® users across the UK say about the Curriculum.

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    Education Worldwide

  • The demonstration lessons were excellent and allowed me to see them from a child’s point of view. Looking forward to becoming familiar with the lessons and implementing them.


  • A very enjoyable day – thank you


  • I couldn’t improve the course. Training day was excellent. Fantastic presentation

    Wales Pentre’r Graig School

  • This was an excellent, highly-enjoyable session! Thank you so much for a really pleasurable experience! An excellent programme, delivered in a relaxed, professional, inspirational manner

    Enniskillen Integrated

  • Well done – we were kept engaged. Course was very enjoyable. Great to have resources available in Irish. Very useful that the programme is so well laid out and follows on – gives teachers plenty to build on!

    West Training

  • I’m really excited to learn about PATHS® as I found all the information given interesting and look forward to see it in practice


  • Very enjoyable, hands on, active involvement. Pleasant, fun delivery with a serious underlying message

    Belfast Training

  • Brilliant day – excellent combination of information and humour

    Belfast Training

  • A good course; interactive and interesting. Have the materials available to look through on the training day

    Belfast Training

  • Excellent training. Very reassuring, motivating and engaging. Thank you!

    Belfast Training

  • A very enjoyable day, excellent programme, excellent delivery – very enjoyable. I have learned today… that I can change academic performance using this Programme… also made me question my own listening skills! Really interesting and well implemented day


  • I found the modelled lessons particularly useful to see how experienced PATHS teachers use the lesson script as a guide but are able to adapt their lessons to suit their style/the needs of the class/their own experiences.

  • I found observing the coach teach my class useful. It allowed me to observe the correct approach to take when teaching these lessons

  • I seem quite loud but I am really quite shy and wasn’t sure about coming [to Friendship Group] but you made me feel welcome and this today has really helped me.

    Quote from P6 pupil from Brediland Primary after attending a FG session as a positive peer

  • I can struggle with friends but this [Friendship Group] helps me to build my confidence.

    Friendship Group Ambassador, Brediland Primary (P7)

  • Referring to the traffic light steps poster, “I need to use it when I have my panic attacks. It helps.”

    Friendship Group Ambassador, St Charles’ Primary (P7)

  • Friendship Group has helped me with my confidence.

    Friendship Group Ambassador, Auchenlodment Primary (P7)

  • I used the traffic light steps when I had an argument with my sister. They helped me to tell her how I was feeling and we sorted out the problem

    P5 Pupil St Anthony’s Primary

  • I can’t believe how much x has changed. He is actually able to focus for the first time on what he is doing, and he has been putting his hand up to contribute ideas in class now.

    Teaching assistant at Mayflower Primary on a target child

  • During lunch today x greeted me and said “Hello”. He also then said “Hello Girls” to two classmates sitting nearby. This is the first time I have ever seen x say hello to anyone. I told him later how please his classmates were that he greeted them, and he was so proud. It sounds like a small thing, but it is a big change for him.

    Teacher of Target Child in Year 3 at Mayflower Primary

  • Friendship Group is extremely beneficial in supporting children’s emotional, social and their well-being, especially with children who struggle in this area.

    Cheryl Tame, Friendship Group Co-leader, Betws Primary School, Wales

  • She can be very shy. In fact today is the first time that I have seen her interacting so confidently and comfortably with her peers.

    Co-leader from Gallowhill Primary School, Renfrewshire referring to P7 FG Ambassador

  • As a new school coming into the PATHS® programme I have found the support given by the Barnardo’s coaches to be encouraging, positive and warm. Their approach to staff who have been initially hesitant and concerned has been really supportive, while they have been very encouraging with those teachers who are more motivated by the programme! As the coordinator within my school I couldn't ask for better support.

    Jane Grant, PATHS® Coordinator and P2 Teacher, Knockbreda Primary School, Belfast

  • PATHS® has equipped the children with the vocabulary and skills to recognise their own and each others feelings/emotions

    Natasha Tomlin, PATHS® Coordinator and Friendship Group leader, Grange Primary School, London

  • Redriff have seen a difference in the children that have now been experiencing the PATHS® curriculum for the past year and a half. Children are able to discuss their feelings with a lot more confidence and understanding. Within the playground children feel empowered to try to sort out minor issues with each other, rather than always seeking adult supervision. The children are also demonstrating using more mature vocabulary around feelings within other subjects such as literacy and guided reading sessions.

    Anna Sorton, PATHS® Coordinator and Year 4 teacher, Redriff Primary School, London

  • The children are more emotionally aware since the start of the programme.

    Kat Vallely, Reception teacher, St Alfege with St Peter’s Primary School, London

  • I like PATHS® Pupil of the Day because people give me nice compliments

    Melissa Year 5, St Alfege with St Peter’s Primary School, London

  • PATHS® has taught me that all feelings are OK but the way we react is sometimes not OK.

    Oyinade, Year 5, St Alfege with St Peter’s Primary School, London

  • Training was very thorough and I was given really useful strategies. I refer back to the posters and use whole class strategies all the time in class.

    Aaron Jackson, Year 3 teacher, Vauxhall Primary School, London

  • PATHS® teaches us how to feel other people’s feelings and treat them the way you would like to be treated

    Sabrina, Year 3, Vauxhall Primary School, London

  • PATHS® is a time when we all gather around in a calm and safe place and talk about what happens to us and different feelings.

    Mariam, Year 4, Vauxhall Primary School, London

  • Control signals help you with your body language and help you to stay calm.

    Aicha, Year 4, Vauxhall Primary School, London

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