Based on research in British secondary schools Marilyn Tew investigated what young people felt about school life, particularly in relation to the ability to do well. The most startling finding was that the primary focus of young people in relation to being successful in school, was personal and social rather than academic. This book takes the theoretical findings and turns them into exciting practical applications. The research identified five major domains: - self awareness - self control - understanding other people - getting along with others - motivation. and sub-divided these into 12 constructs from optimism and imagination to keeping going and staying on track. There are lesson notes, worksheets, games, a student workbook, case studies and practical ideas to be used in PSHE. As well as the host of practical group activities the publication includes a free trial software programme that can be used as a class assessment tool to measure and evaluate personal and social development. This book links important and relevant research with the tools needed to act effectively to support the development and achievement of young people.