ENABLE Project 2014-16

SWGfL is proud to be part of a European network of organisations coordinating the ENABLE project and tackling bullying in an innovative way.

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What is ENABLE?

ENABLE (European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) is an EU-funded project which combats bullying and contributes to the well-being of young people aged 11-14 through a unique blend of social and emotional development and peer education.

ENABLE takes a holistic and sustainable approach to reducing bullying through involving students, staff and parents/ carers.

The target audience for ENABLE is young people aged 11-14 although the programme can be adapted for use by other ages. The ENABLE partner countries are the UK, Denmark, Croatia, Belgium and Greece. Find out more http://enable.eun.org/news.

Our role in ENABLE is to produce one of the two main resource components - the ENABLE 10 SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) lesson modules for schools. These modules aim to develop the social and emotional skills of young people by exploring the four areas of emotional intelligence – self-awareness, social awareness, self-management and relationship management. The lessons are designed to work hand in hand with the second major component of the ENABLE programme – the Peer Support Programme, created by the other UK partner Diana Award. The SEL lessons and Peer Support Programme complement each other in order to create and foster an environment where bullying is less likely to occur.

Why implement ENABLE?

Schools across Europe should consider rolling out ENABLE because of its unique approach of combining social and emotional development with peer education. This approach is based on research and based on proven techniques and programmes. It will provide your school with 10 fully resources SEL lesson modules and a wholly planned programme for Peer Supporters.  And these resources are available now and are FREE!

Benefits to ENABLE

  • Supports the creation of a positive whole-school climate
  • Improved emotional awareness in staff and students
  • Higher attainment in assessments
  • Reduced truancy and bullying incidents
  • Improved staff well-being

What does our research tell us?

At the start of the project all partners took an extensive dive into existing SEL programmes. All of our findings and conclusions can be found in our recently published research report: Bullying in Schools: A summary of research of anti-bullying initiatives.

Access the new ENABLE resources!

The ENABLE resources are now ready and available to be downloaded from our project website. Here you will find the 10 SEL modules as well as the Peer Support Programme resources as well as the essential Making ENABLE work document which will answer all your questions and provide useful guidance and help on how not only to roll out the programme but make it a success in your school. This is a helpful place to start if you a senior leader or a teacher in a school.

Help and support

If you have any questions or comments about the programme or the resources in the UK, please email us at enable@swgfl.org.uk. Your question will be answered by one of the two UK partners – SWGfL and Diana Award.

Have you used the ENABLE programme?

If you already know ENABLE and have started using our resources, please let us know – enable@swgfl.org.uk. We would love to hear what you think and perhaps even put together your experiences into case studies that would help other schools when they consider ENABLE.

Our warmest thanks go to.....

All of the ENABLE pilot schools in the UK who worked with us to help create the ENABLE resources – the staff, young people and parents who came to all of our focus groups.

All of the fantastic ENABLE Ambassadors – those professionals who were the first in the UK to receive training on the ENABLE resource and are pioneering the programme across the UK.

Our UK Advisory Group – a collection of experienced and dedicated professionals who helped shape our approach and our resources.

  This project is funded by the Daphne Programme of the European Union.

The work presented in this page has been produced with the financial support of the Daphne Programme of the European Union. The contents of this page are the sole responsibility of European Schoolnet and its partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.