About The Big Think
The Big Think is an empowering whole-school, whole-child, wellbeing programme that has been developed to help children aged 4 to 11 build positive relationships, become aware of their behaviour in the context of values and choice,
and develop a sense of who they are.
TBT programme has been designed to promote a whole-school, cohesive approach to children’s development, embracing all staff, children, parents and the wider community. It works flexibly to boost existing school values, wellbeing and learning behaviour strategies, and covers many Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) curriculum requirements.
We use a whole-child system of connected values to help children explore their own thoughts, feelings and ultimately find their own voice. Values are not simply ‘caught’ – they need to be explicitly taught – and The Big Think achieves this through real-life stories, shared experiences and self-reflection. Values literate children are more in touch with themselves and learn to develop agency to better navigate the world around them.
Studies have shown that values-based education can also support initiatives to address the rising numbers of mental health issues, including increased levels of childhood anxiety and unhappiness. Children learn best when they are happy. The Big Think is holistic learning that progressively equips children with attitudes, skills and knowledge that enable them to flourish and fulfil their true potential.