Published on 25th November 2020

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40 staff from schools and organisations across Cheltenham on Tuesday 24 November attended ‘The Roots of Resilience’ webinar.

This is the first of many online training opportunities, aimed at increasing the collective awareness of issues affecting families, young people and children in our town. 

The 2 hour webinar, hosted by Juliette Ttofa founder of specialist educational psychology service ‘Sparkle in the Light’, explored ‘the roots of resilience – how can we support the resilience of vulnerable or at-risk children and young people?’.

The well-received session was held as part of the No Child Left Behind community agreement, a partnership which aims to make Cheltenham a town where kindness is at the heart of all our practice. Those who have signed up to the agreement will be able to access all training and other resources to help them continue their professional development through the new NCLB Community Members page.

Cabinet member for healthy lifestyles Councillor Flo Clucas said: “I’m really pleased that the first training was such a success – it’s really important that signatories to the agreement come together to learn and to support each other so that we can strengthen the resilience of the town’s vulnerable children and young people.

‘’The NCLB community agreement is a fantastic movement and we would love to see more organisations join is. Organisations interested in the signing up to the community agreement please visit the website,”

Juliette Ttofa who is the founder of Sparkle in the Light and who delivered yesterday’s training session said “I’m really pleased that I was able to deliver the first No Child Left Behind online training session. What was clear is the shared collective commitment through No Child Left Behind to support vulnerable children – I hope the training gave participants some useful insights into understanding and strengthening resilience.”

Lisa Brinicombe, community investment manager at Cheltenham Borough Homes said: “We thoroughly enjoyed the session which helped to highlight the importance resilience plays in supporting our young people.

“At CBH we are continually looking to develop our awareness around this topic to better inform our work of ‘community investment’ in a way that positively impacts the lives of individuals in our communities to help them thrive.”

To find out more about the NCLB community partnership and how to get involved visit

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