About Us

Emotion Works is an educational programme and an organisation that puts learning at the heart of emotional health and well-being.

The programme has been developed and piloted over a 12-year period by teacher, curriculum designer and educational consultant Claire Murray, with important contributions and feedback from teachers, early years practitioners, and additional support staff every step of the way.

The result is Emotion Works – a highly regarded and extremely practical set of resources and training for anyone involved in promoting and delivering emotional education in schools, nurseries and additional support services.

Scottish
Curriculum
& Context

The Emotion Works educational programme is ‘home grown’ in Scotland so is very well aligned to the Scottish Curriculum and related policies such as ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’ (GIRFEC) and the Scottish Attainment Challenge. There is a strong overlap with other agendas and initiatives concerned with learning and wellbeing such as the inclusion agenda and the ACEs awareness movement.

Over the 2020-21 school session we supported hundreds of schools in Scotland to deliver our award winning ‘Recovery Programme’ with significant impacts on learning and wellbeing for thousands of staff and pupils.

We love partnering with Scottish schools and services to work towards shared goals and for the 2022-23 session we’re hoping to establish more partnerships at LA level, so if you’re in a strategic role relating to Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing and/or Language & Literacy in schools, then please get in touch to explore possibilities.

EMOTION WORKS & LITERACY

The Emotion Works Literacy Programme has been running throughout the 2021-22 school session to support schools to focus on improving both Literacy and Wellbeing outcomes at the same time since these are 2 vitally important aspects of education to get right during the Covid Recovery period.

We’ve loved seeing all of the Literacy links that teachers have been making and sharing on our social media platforms and we’re looking forward to collating and sharing the impacts of the programme with you all soon.  

Our MAIN Programme
& Products

All Emotion Works packages provide online training and resources to help schools, teachers and practitioners deliver our highly regarded and widely used emotional education programme.

Emotion Works membership also provides access to a very supportive online community of schools, teachers and practitioners already using Emotion Works.

Hard Copy Resources are included in our FULL member packages, with the option of purchasing extra or new resources at any time.

For schools, we offer a trial package for 6 months, or full packages with basic, premium and platinum features. 

To help with your purchase you may find our latest package information meeting recording helpful.

become a member

Choose from our package options for schools, staff groups or individuals on a trial or longer term basis.

SOCIAL IMPACT news

by Claire Murray

I’m very proud to share the news that I recently won an award from Business Women Scotland for the success of Emotion Works as a social enterprise over the course of the pandemic and for the impact Emotion Works has had in schools across Scotland as a result of the Recovery Programme.

testimonials

“At our school we know how important emotional wellbeing is to learning. It has been so easy to adopt Emotion Works into our school because it helps us to value what we already do and it helps us to optimise on teaching the language and understanding that our children need to grow up healthy and happy.”

Head Teacher, West Lothian