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Back on Track by Matthew Burton: Teaching Notes and Activities

Help students find their motivation and get Back on Track

A motivational and hopeful school handbook for students navigating uncertain times, from Head Teacher, Matthew Burton.
Whether facing assessments, a big change or having to make up for lost time, Head Teacher Matthew Burton is here to help students get motivated again.

From ways to manage the tough times and solve even the biggest problems, to skills for beating school stress and tapping into your potential, this is the one-stop guide for kids who are in need of a bit of hope, some soothing words of advice and a good old pep talk to get them going in school again.

Whatever it is that young people are worried about, this book is crammed with advice so that though things at school might seem really hard, they will soon be back on track and raring to go.


Back on Track is out now.



Notes for KS3 and KS4 teachers

Back on Track by Matthew Burton is suitable for teaching to children aged 12+.

The four ideas included in this Teachers’ Pack are accompanied by corresponding discussion questions and activities. Together they prompt important discussions around bravery, motivation, routine, mental health, and hope.

Teacher’s Pack created for Hachette Schools by Shapes for Schools.


Download the resources


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