About Girls on Board

About Girls on Board

An approach to help girls between the ages of 8 and 18 navigate the often troubled waters of friendship problems.

Girls on Board is an approach which helps girls, their parents and their teachers to understand the complexities and dynamics of girl friendships. The language, methods and ideas empower girls to solve their own friendship problems and recognises that they are usually the only ones who can. By empowering girls to find their own solutions, parents need worry less, schools can focus more on the curriculum and the girls learn more effectively – because they are happier.

Over 200 schools have adopted the approach across the UK are now supporting thousands of girls in their friendships.

Girls on Board offers comprehensive training, both at face-to-face events and online, to enable teachers in school to adopt the approach.

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Winner of an ISA Award for Innovation and Excellence in Pupil’s Mental Health and Wellbeing 2016 and 2019.

Shortlisted for the TES Wellbeing Initiative of the Year 2019 and 2020

Girls on Board was developed by Andrew Hampton, Headteacher of Thorpe Hall School in Essex, and recognised for excellence and innovation at the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Annual Awards 2016 and 2019. Dr Peter Woodroffe, Deputy CEO of the ISA, commented: “The judges enjoyed Thorpe Hall’s creative and innovative approach to the issue of adolescent girls’ friendship problems and the impact these can have.  The judge even commented that they wanted to recommend it to pastoral heads of every school in the country!”.

Girls on Board was shortlisted for the TES Independent Schools Award for Wellbeing Initiative of the Year 2019 and 2020.

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In line with the Data Protection Act 2018 this notice describes what data is collected by Girls on Board Ltd, how it is processed, kept secure and describes the legitimate reasons for processing that data.
Girls on Board will only process data freely given to it for the purposes of signing up for training, which is the core activity of the company. The data processed will be first name, surname, email address, school of employment, FO email address of the school of employment. The data will be kept behind a password and will not be shared with any other party without the express permission of the data subject. The data will be retained for marketing and ‘keeping-in-touch’ purposes unless any subject requests that data is deleted. If you wish your data to be deleted please email info@girlsonboard.co.uk.


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