Training

Pearson Academy run regular Bounce Back training days around Australia

 

See link for upcoming Pearson Academy workshops


Our team


You may also book training with our team of Bounce Back trainers, all highly experienced educators with a deep knowledge and experience in teaching the program and guiding schools in the successful implementation of Bounce Back.

 

Please contact your chosen trainer directly so you can arrange a time that works for your staff and school.  

Full day*, half day** or staff meeting presentations are available, along with an option for follow up consultation. 

All trainers will travel to different States.


Sydney based :   

Toni Noble

Rose Pennington

Chris Grima-Farrell

Melbourne based :

Helen McGrath

Sue Cahill

Therese Joyce

UK : 

Sarah Axford

 

 

Europe :

Rita Schepens

 

 

Toni Noble

Toni is the co-author of Bounce Back. See about us

 

Rose Pennington

Rose is a teacher, presenter and researcher in the Bounce Back program. She completed her Masters Degree in Education (Research) at Sydney University. Her thesis investigated the implementation of the Bounce Back program in schools. Her current PhD research is investigating the implementation of Bounce Back in schools in the Upper Hunter; funded by a Grant Partnership between the Institute for Positive Psychology & Education at ACU and the community charity Where There’s A Will. Rose is an accredited NESA trainer in NSW*.  


Contact Rose at www.penningtoneducation.com or email rose@penningtoneducation.com or call + 61 416 227 123

 

* Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing standards 1.1.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.2, 3.3.2, 4.1.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW, or 3 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing standards 1.1.2, 3.3.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW (depending on workshops undertaken).

 

 

Christine Grima-Farrell

Chris is an experienced classroom teacher, special educator and teacher educator based in Sydney. Her work focuses on assisting teachers merge research and practice to support the needs of a diverse range of students whilst enhancing their wellbeing and resilience as illustrated in her practical workshops on the Bounce Back program. Chris is the President of the NSW Institute of Educational Research, Convenor of the Australian Association of Research in Education Teachers’ Work and Lives special interest group and Program Director of the Masters of Teaching degree at the University of NSW. Her award winning Phd thesis,  Australian Government Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, University Excellence in Teaching Awards and a NSW Premier’s Teaching Award highlights her commitment to enhancing student and teacher engagement and success.  


Contact Chris on +61 409602239 or c.grima-farrell@unsw.edu.au.

 

Helen McGrath

Helen is available for school-based workshops and parent talks in the Melbourne metropolitan area at helenmc@deakin.edu.au.  For more information about Helen see about us.

 

Therese Joyce

Therese is the Director of Positive Education at Peninsula Grammar in Melbourne and has a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology (UK). She completed the Train the Trainer course in Bounce Back in the UK and has run Bounce Back training workshops with schools across Australia.  She teaches Bounce Back at her school as well as facilitating her school’s implementation of the program. Therese has presented at many conferences including the IPEN Festival of Positive Education (2016); Positive Education Schools Association (2016; 2017), Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference (2014; 2016) Pearson Education Learning & Teacher conference (2015; 2016) and ACHPER (2017). 

 

Contact Therese at  www.theresejoyce.com  

 

Sue Cahill

Sue has 17 years of experience as the Student Wellbeing Leader at St Charles Borromeo primary school in Templestowe. She is also the Student Wellbeing cluster leader for social-emotional learning in a network of 16 schools with the responsibility of professional learning and sharing good practice between the schools. Her leadership of staff implementation of the Bounce Back program in her school since its inception in 2003 enables her to bring a wealth of practical knowledge about the school and program factors that contribute to the successful implementation of Bounce Back.  She is on the Advisory Board for the National Centre Against Bullying, and is currently a team leader with the Victorian Education Department’s Respectful Relationships program.

 

Contact Sue at scahill@scbtemplestowe.catholic.edu.au or call on 0418 318 151


UK: Sarah Axford

 Sarah has over 20 years’ experience working as an Educational Psychologist in local authorities in Scotland with a focus on resilience and wellbeing in children. Since 2008 Sarah has delivered Bounceback! training to 100’s of teachers and support staff in more than 50 schools in Perth and Kinross, and in other parts of Scotland. She was researcher and co-author in 2010 Report ‘Can we help children learn coping skills for life? A study of the impact of the Bounceback programme on resilience, connectedness and wellbeing of children and teachers in 16 primary schools in Perth and Kinross, Scotland’.  She has an MA in Psychology and a Master of Applied Science in Educational Psychology and Child Guidance. Sarah can deliver Bounceback! training to schools throughout Scotland and other parts of UK.

 

Contact Sarah at  www.theresiliencetree.com


Europe: Rita Schepens

In her role as Educational Psychologist Rita has trained 100s of teachers and support staff in Bounce Back training in more than 50 schools in the Perth and Kinross district as well as in other parts of Scotland. She was researcher and co-author on 2010 Report ‘‘Can we help children learn coping skills for life? A study of the impact of the Bounceback programme on resilience, connectedness and wellbeing of children and teachers in 16 primary schools in Perth and Kinross, Scotland’.  Rita has a Master in Science in Educational Psychology and over 20 years experience working in mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Rita can deliver Bounceback! training in Scotland, Belgium, the Netherlands & other European countries. Contact Rita at www.theresiliencetree.com.