Parent Education and the Emotional Intelligence at Girton Grammar School

in Junior School News/Senior School News

This term many parents have taken the opportunity to learn more about our Emotional Intelligence approach RULER and how it can be integrated into home life. At Girton Grammar school we know that environments are foundational to helping children and adults lead productive, healthy and fulfilling lives. Emotions matter for all of us and especially for children. How we feel affects our learning, the decisions we make, how we treat others and our personal well-being. Emotions drive learning, decision-making, creativity, relationships and health.


Why parent with emotional intelligence?

Research indicates that increased Emotional Intelligence leads to better health, academic achievement, and stronger relationships! It’s a learnable, measurable, scientifically-grounded skill set that helps children…

  • Navigate increasing complexity and stress
  • Foster positive, healthy relationships
  • Spark innovation and resilience
  • Nourish compassion and inner peace
  • Grow as a positive change-maker


We were very pleased that over 70 parents across the school took up the opportunity to attend our three education sessions. The overwhelming feedback on these evenings was very positive.

The skills of emotional intelligence are learned and we think parents are the most important people to teach these life-changing, world-changing skills.


We hope to see you at one of our sessions again next year.


Mr Paul Flanagan