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Showcase Schools Conference 2020

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Established in 1925, Tanglin Trust School is the oldest British international school in South East Asia. Tanglin provides the English National Curriculum with an international perspective to children from 3 to 18 years in Singapore. Positive Education gave Tanglin the scientific basis and framework to anchor the whole-school approach to wellbeing. This approach evolves across Tanglin's three schools through bespoke, age-appropriate initiatives. Pos-ed has been embedded throughout the curriculum as a result of SLT support, community buy-in and the commitment of Tanglin's dedicated Pastoral and Lifeskills Leaders.

Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

British international school for children from 3 to 18 years.

John Ridley is Director of Learning at Tanglin Trust School and is a member of the whole school Leadership and Management Teams.


Angela Dawson: As Deputy Head (Pastoral) for the Infant School, Angela has led the integration of positive psychology into our school community by introducing the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.


Laura Holmes: As Head of Infant Lifeskills, Laura’s role is to help embed Pos-ed across EYFS and KS1, sowing the seeds of positive psychology through the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and Tanglin’s 10 Learner Profiles.


Philippa Hatton: As Pastoral Deputy Head for the Junior School, Philippa focusses on ensuring cohesion, consistency and continuity between the three schools in our approach to Pos-ed.


Caroline Rushworth: As Head of Lifeskills in the Junior School, Caroline has embedded the ‘Live it, Learn it, Teach it’ model as the basis for the bespoke Junior Lifeskills curriculum that has flourishing children at its heart.


Clare Anderson-Au: Clare is a passionate believer in Positive Education and was responsible for the strategic development of the bespoke Pos-ed programme that is being implemented across the school.


Clare Butler: Clare’s Lifeskills team worked with the Pastoral Team to implement the PERMAH model in the Senior School and develop Character Strengths within the curriculum, which is now a whole-school initiative.


>Presentation: Positive Education at Tanglin: Growing Our Community of Lifelong Learners

This group presentation covers how Tanglin’s Pos-ed journey started; how Pos-ed principles have been incorporated into the curriculum across different age groups; the overall impact of the Pos-ed approach on teaching and learning at Tanglin; and advice on how to successfully incorporate Pos-ed within any school’s context.


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