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Persona Life Skills

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What is Persona Life Skills?

Boost student wellbeing and employability, hit Ofsted, ISI, CBSE or other SEL targets, and empower non-specialist teachers.

Persona Life Skills is a unique, online personality insights approach to social-emotional learning (SEL) for students age 13-19.

Offering a scaffolded, age appropriate online e-learning curriculum for Year 9-13/Grade 8-12 student wellbeing and employability, the platform is built around our unique personality insights framework for teenagers, and complements existing school RSE, PSHE and life skills curricula.

Develop 22 social-emotional life skills that map to Ofsted, Independent Schools Inspectorate, CBSE, IB Learner Profile, GL PASS, Gatsby, Skills Builder, VIA Character and other benchmarks.

The platform is 100% web-based, designed to work equally well in lessons or tutor groups, or via blended or remote online learning. Built-in onboarding, teacher resources and real-time guidance mean any non-specialist teacher can easily get started and facilitate the learning.

Students receive instant feedback on activities, and their input is saved as they go along. They can sign in anytime to review work or complete tasks.

Recommended Usage

At least six 'Island' teacher facilitated modules or 18 'My Guided Tour' self learning modules per year.

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Educational Impact

Improves Behaviour / Wellbeing
83%
increase student collaboration
81%
build student knowledge
80%
provide school data
62%
reduce teacher workload
61%
CompanyBusiness Name: Persona Education Ltd
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2020
Age Range11-13, 14-16, 17-18
FeaturesDashboardsProgress MonitoringLearning Self-reportingInteractive ActivitiesSocial InvitationsIn Class Or Remote LearningPersonalised LearningAge-appropriate ModulesTeacher OnboardingFree AccountRead Aloud OptionDialogue Captions
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

The platform is hosted in the cloud and accessible by any student or teacher with a browser on Chromebooks, PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

Set Up

<1 hour for teachers. 2-3 hours for admin.

TrainingIn PersonLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos

A teacher onboarding module, contextual teacher guidance, and intro videos are embedded in the platform.

SupportEmailFAQs/ForumKnowledge BasePhone Support
Home Learning

Teacher must create the account.

Persona Life Skills Pricing


Pricing Plans

Free VersionFreemiumFree TrialPaid Subscription

Persona Life Skills pricing starts from £1500 / year

A Free account includes unlimited students and teachers, foundational modules, learning modules on all 22 Life Skills, Persona Insights and growth areas, student progress monitoring, play through all Paid Subscription modules, and a 90 Day Trial of Paid Subscription modules/features with students. A Paid Subscription for the school/college provides access to all modules and features, including Must-see Islands, Discovery Islands, My Guided Tours, Persona Insights, Invitations, Persona Community and Persona Adaptability, as well as student progress monitoring in Groups and impact statistics in the Dashboard. Minimum subscription 100 students for one year: £1,500 (UK). Subsidised pricing available for India and other Low/Lower Middle income countries (please contact us for details). Price per student discounted by up to 67% as number of students increases. Additional discounts up to 17% for a two or three year contract.

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Persona Life Skills Reviews

4.3 out of 5

from 13 Verified Reviews

Persona Life Skills has collected 2 reviews in the past 6 months

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Cory Davis

Teacher

Lewis and Clark High School, United States of America

Used Persona Life Skills occasionally for 4-6 months

Jul 2022

Social-emotional learning is such vital need in today's world. Persona is user-friendly and covers a breadth of topics, allowing students to reflect on themselves in directed and important ways.

Cory Davis found Persona Life Skills:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Once students have the routine of the website down they can run themselves, allowing teachers to focus on the results of student work.
  • Slightly provides school data
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    Because some islands ask for students to interact, this naturally leads to more conversation throughout the program.
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    I'm not sure our classes used it enough to answer the question with complete confidence, however, because students were giving positive feedback in our abbreviated use, I'm fairly confident with more extended use it could have a significant impact on wellbeing.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Several comments from students along the lines of, "I'd never thought of it like that before..."
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Kayti Selbie

Teacher Librarian

The English College in Prague, Czechia

Used Persona Life Skills monthly for 0–3 months

Jun 2022

I think it is an excellent programme for both students and their tutors. It provides an opportunity for students to learn about themselves and their peers in a non-threatening environment. It also allows tutors to view student responses and to have a deeper understanding of their worries, attitudes and behaviours.

Kayti Selbie found Persona Life Skills:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately provides school data
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Students need to work collaboratively to engage with the programme and they are encouraged to reflect on their collaborative skills and how to improve them.
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Students are able to reflect on both their behaviour and their sense of well-being. Tutors are able to read reflections and engage directly with students when appropriate.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    It builds their self-knowledge and awareness of others.
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Bhavana Samant

Teacher

Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar, India

Used Persona Life Skills weekly for 4-6 months

Feb 2022

It cannot give perfect output as children may not always be honest and sincere in their opinions while performing such wonderful tasks.

Reply from Persona Life Skills:Thank you Bhavana for your review! It's very useful for us to hear feedback on how the students are interacting with the platform. We are happy to have the opportunity to contribute to their social-emotional learning at Centrepoint.
Bhavana Samant found Persona Life Skills:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    As such students are trying to explore their personalities on their own and some of them are actually enjoying doing this way. But there are some others who are least interested in logging in also so we as teachers have to push them constantly to imbibe interest.
  • Slightly provides school data
    We do get to know about a child's varied personality traits from the concise report formed by Persona.
  • Not significantly increases student collaboration
    Some of them did the activities in pairs. Yes they could connect their thoughts and hence improve their team sharing skills.
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    I observed that many of them do not do the tasks genuinely so could not identify much changes.
  • Not significantly builds student knowledge
    None
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Tim Allen

Director of Boarding

Sexey's School, England

Used Persona Life Skills weekly for 4-6 months

Jan 2022

Persona give you everything you need to create a PSHE that not only interactive but engaging and insightful. In boarding its a brilliant edition to a weekly prep programme.

Reply from Persona Life Skills:Thank you Tim for your review! It's great to hear about the positive impact Persona is having with your students. We are happy to have the opportunity to contribute to their social-emotional learning at Sexey's.
Tim Allen found Persona Life Skills:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Being able to get Students leadership of their PSHE programme has been great
  • Significantly provides school data
    Such insightful data really helps us evidence the best practice we do as a boarding community
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    Having students discuss and understand their own persona outcomes has helped our students understand each other.
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Persona has created better student engagement
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Students understand themselves better now!
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SUMATHI VENUGOPALAN

CHIEF ACADEMIC ADVISOR

NARAYANA VIDYALAYAM, India

Used Persona Life Skills occasionally for 0–3 months

Jan 2022

An easy, communicative, self directed, self focused, non assessed, interesting, comprehensive and effective way of not only but being aware of oneself but also for providing a platform for self directed improvement without the fear of any kind of labeling.

Reply from Persona Life Skills:Thank you Sumathi for your review! It's great to hear about the benefits your students are deriving from the Persona platform. We are very happy to have the opportunity to contribute to their social-emotional learning at Narayana Vidyalayam.
SUMATHI VENUGOPALAN found Persona Life Skills:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Students are self motivated with a better understanding of the purpose of the lessons designed for a course. The classroom behviour has been positively impacted.
  • Moderately provides school data
    Students skill sets have been understood in a better way leading to a better intervention plan.
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Students are keen on adopting expected behaviour patterns for a better peer review.
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Students believe in doing things in a particular way because they have developed an understanding and have taken responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    It has increased involvement in all that the students do.
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Tarka Tokekar

Teacher

Centre Point School, India

Used Persona Life Skills weekly for 0–3 months

Jan 2022

It is helpful and never is judgemental

Reply from Persona Life Skills:Thank you Tarka for your review! We are happy to have the opportunity to contribute to your students' social-emotional learning at Centre Point.
Tarka Tokekar found Persona Life Skills:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Help to know students
  • Significantly provides school data
    Helps to know interest areas
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Students work in teams
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Empathy towards peers
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students explore their likes
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Nisha Tiwari

Teacher

Centre Point School Wardhaman Nagar Nagpur, India

Used Persona Life Skills occasionally for 0–3 months

Jan 2022

Good to get inspired to complete tasks

Reply from Persona Life Skills:Thank you Nisha for your review! We are happy to have the opportunity to contribute to your students' social-emotional learning at Centre Point.
Nisha Tiwari found Persona Life Skills:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Activity
  • Moderately provides school data
    Not clear
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    Independent working
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Not clear
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Learning by doing
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Seena Shaji

English Teacher

VEDANTA ACADEMY, India

Used Persona Life Skills weekly for 0–3 months

Jan 2022

As Iam also new to this Persona Life Skill program. Need to learn and understand more about the same.

Reply from Persona Life Skills:Thank you Ms Shaji for your review! We are happy to have the opportunity to contribute to your students' social-emotional learning at Vedanta Academy.
Seena Shaji found Persona Life Skills:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    To recheck how many students completed and how many yet to complete.
  • Slightly provides school data
    I can only know about the number of students
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Students use to participate in discussion and try to talk about their friends and even try to know more about them.
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Yes, Life skills teaches them to introspect about themselves. It make them to think critically , tackle the situation,analyze their attitude too.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    They learn about their well being.They try to develop more skills and learn how to analyse every individual.
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Narayani

Principal

Mahatma Global Gateway Cambridge International, India

Used Persona Life Skills weekly for 4-6 months

Jan 2022

In this digital world, the students well being is the priority. As classes are online, it is challenging to motivate students in this regards. Persona is a highly appreciated initiative as it can be accessed online

Reply from Persona Life Skills:Thank you Ms Narayani for your review! We are happy to have the opportunity to contribute to your students' social-emotional learning at MM Global Gateway.
Narayani found Persona Life Skills:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    To know their self is very important. A teacher acts as a counselor to make learners understand this. But after taking up Persona life skills, the intervention of the teacher is minimised in this regard.
  • Moderately provides school data
    Yet to see the impact
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    Students discuss about the islands to get to know the different perspectives in their thoughts
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Yet to understand
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Yet to analyse
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Raja Rajeswari

Teaching assistant

Mahatma Montessori Matriculation school kk, India

Used Persona Life Skills weekly for 7–12 months

Jan 2022

Student centered

Reply from Persona Life Skills:Thank you Raja for your review! We are happy to have the opportunity to contribute to your students' social-emotional learning at MM KK Nagar.
Raja Rajeswari found Persona Life Skills:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Checking with students
  • Slightly provides school data
    No comments
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Interest of students
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Cooperative
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Correlation
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Anusha Trivedi

Teacher

Centrepoint School, India

Used Persona Life Skills weekly for 4-6 months

Jan 2022

Reply from Persona Life Skills:Thank you Anusha for your review! We are happy to have the opportunity to contribute to your students' social-emotional learning at Centrepoint School.
Anusha Trivedi found Persona Life Skills:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Not significantly provides school data
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Tamsin Cardale

Head of PSHE

Used Persona Life Skills for 0–3 months

Mar 2021

Staff and students have enjoyed and benefitted from the platform and the Persona Life team have been incredibly supportive.

Tamsin Cardale found Persona Life Skills:
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
    The first 6 weeks (Online) saw low levels of collaboration, the final 2-3 weeks (in school) there was more collaboration
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Self-Awareness improved
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    The data is helpful, particularly with new year groups coming through the school
  • Not provides school data
    We haven't used the results in this way
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Tom Cue

Assistant Principal - Engagement & Achievement

Used Persona Life Skills for 7–12 months

Feb 2021

Really useful programme that is really useful to use. We started using Persona before lockdown but have been able to run the islands remotely during virtual learning. The option for colleagues to identifier their personality style is a great add on. Lastly the students at the academy have loved finding out but their personality style and those of their friends.

Tom Cue found Persona Life Skills:
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    During the initial launce of the 3 island students interacted with their tutor to discuss the different personality styles. The 3 sessions allowed students to discuss with their tutor and peers about their own style and how to communicate with others. The use of the learning platform allowed students to then rate each other in a safe and fun manner.
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    The academy held a virtual Inset at the end of the spring term and one of the sessions allowed staff at the academy to reflect on hw they interact with students and provided them with ideas on how to foster a better relationship approach when dealing with conflict.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    The data that is stored on each student provides really useful insights on how adapt teaching for key audiences and provides colleagues with a greater range of tools. The information on the e-learning site regarding pedagogy is really useful!!!
  • Moderately provides school data
    The academy has only just started using the programme but there are plans for the heat mats for each student to be used at part of the academies student passports.
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#6 in RSE
#8 in PSHE
Last updated 26th September 2022
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