For Education Sector
Digital tools that help you understand the lived experience of your students to promote wellbeing and support their learning
Who is it for?
The combination of One app and Express is suitable for use in diverse education settings from pre-school through primary and to the end of secondary school. Mind Of My Own works well in all schools, and colleges, whether state run or independent, residential or day attendance, mainstream or specialised.
Express works well for very young children and those with additional learning needs, or special educational needs (SEN). One app suits all students with basic literacy.
All school practitioners and managers can use Mind Of My Own with their students, from support staff, to classroom teachers and specialists at all levels.
Your educational establishment will join a community of learning and practice that extends across the British Isles and overseas.
Unique insights into the lived experience of students, including their wellbeing, help you build upon their strengths as well as to detect and intervene early in any difficulties. In understanding students more deeply you will be able to increase their readiness to learn. In turn this helps with improving attainment, especially among those students who struggle.
Challenging behaviour may be better understood so that you can respond effectively and with empathy. Students with neuro-divergence and dyslexia will be assisted by the advanced accessibility features, promoting their autonomy.
Our Product Offerings for the Education sector are
One app is inclusive app that empowers students to participate in their lives in school and college by communicating their views to a trusted member of staff.
Express is a digital tool to ensure that the views, wishes and feelings of young children and those with additional needs are heard and included at school.
How does it help your practice?
Participation is a universal children’s right and Mind Of My Own provides you with a useful tool to support that entitlement.
Promoting pupil voice in all aspects of their health and education can only enhance your relationships with young people, informing your practice and giving new perspectives for your strategic planning.
Mind Of My Own enables you to capture and act upon safeguarding concerns. You can monitor your students’ mental health and wellbeing, helping to build resilience.
The data workbook will allow you to evaluate impact and track the effectiveness of your interventions.
Standard training is the foundation for all practitioners to use Mind Of My Own with the young people they work with.
A Train the Trainer programme is available for your organisation to train new practitioners and offer periodic refresher courses.
Foundation E-learning is available for informal carers who may be part of your organisation. Access refresher events, regional seminars and webinars as part of the Mind Of My Own community.
More about our products
Easy to integrate with management systems
Reduces paper work
Adds authentic information to the young person’s student records, in their own words
Data workbooks gives real time authentic data from students, organised into themes and shown in a series of easy-to-read graphs, charts and tables. The information from the workbook augments perfectly the statistics routinely gathered about pupil attendance and attainment.
Co-produced with young people and practitioners in educational organisations
Fully accessible and available in over 100 languages
Compliant with ISO27001, GDPR, ICO childrens code
One app account available to download on iOS, Android & Google
Participation in school has shown to support achievement and attainment. Students say it helps them to respect and be respected, to grow up and ‘become someone’.
Mannion, G., Sowerby, M., & I’Anson, J., (2015).
How young people’s participation in school supports achievement and attainment. Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People
How Practitioners are using Mind Of My Own
“I used Mind Of My Own with a young girl aged 9… Due to her medical condition, she has to visit the toilet several times a day. When asked through Mind Of My Own “what makes you angry?”, she highlighted that when she asks to use the toilet at school, her teachers make her feel rushed and this upsets her.
One day she felt under pressure and ended up having an accident in class. As her support worker, I have offered to join her in a voluntary educational psychology review to discuss her learning abilities and education support going forward.”
“I used Express with a young person aged 13 who I haven’t worked with before. Through the use of the app, I gained an understanding of her frustrations regarding her health and how it’s affecting her education.
Using Mind Of My Own really encouraged the her to open up about her disorder and how it affects her emotions and her resistance to go to school. This is something we may not have found out so early without the use of Mind Of My Own. As her support worker, I will be putting a plan together to support her with her anxiety and anger, as well as accepting her illness and feeling a valued member of her school despite her disability.”
A nine year old pupil with additional learning needs found it very difficult to engage and refused to see anyone without his dad present. He would hide behind his dad rather than try and engage. Using Mind Of My Own, his teacher V sat next to him and they worked through Express together, with dad sitting away to one side. Working through
Express was a great icebreaker and he started to open up about what he was going through. The boy seemed to appreciate that he didn’t have to look at his teacher, but could talk through things while focusing on the screen. He loved pressing the buttons! V was able to find out what his interests are, what he likes about learning and what he doesn’t like. Following use of the app they can now start setting goals for him and look to increasing the lessons he can attend in school.