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At Jigsaw, we believe building resilience in children equips them for life and underpins their capacity to learn. We believe emotional resilience can be taught, practised and developed, and commend to you the ‘tried and tested’ Jigsaw R.E.S.T.

The Jigsaw Resilience and Engagement Scale and Toolkit offers an effective screening and measurement tool to determine children’s levels of resilience and emotional well-being. R.E.S.T. also suggests interventions to develop each of the 10 resilience-building descriptors.

Building resilience in children

What Jigsaw R.E.S.T. does...

…for children:

  • Builds resilience in children step by step
  • Offers creative and fun interventions for each of the 10 descriptors
  • Enables self and peer awareness
  • Increases learning capacity
  • Nurtures self-esteem and empathy

“Their minds and their futures are entrusted in our hands for a few brief years of childhood. We must do all in our power to serve them well”

Pugh, Contemporary Issues in Early Years, 1996

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…for schools:

  • Provides a structured ‘Resilience’ Scale
  • Offers a screening and measurement tool with suggested interventions
  • Identifies children’s needs
  • Builds staff awareness and confidence through training sessions (materials provided)
  • Enables parental engagement (session materials)
  • Gives editable, interactive tracking and recording models
  • Whole-school approach

Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms
William Shakespeare, Henry VI
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What's in Jigsaw R.E.S.T ?

The Resilience and Engagement Scale and Toolkit contains:-

  • introduction and the Resilience Scale itself
  • x2 staff training session PowerPoint presentations and trainer notes
  • parent/carer information/engagement session (materials and notes provided)
  • interactive recording and tracking models
  • x2 ‘resilience’ assemblies (KS1 and KS2)
  • x6 generic resilience-building activities
  • Jigsaw PSHE-specific /Health & Wellbeing-specific interventions for each of the 10 resilience steps, for each year group

Jigsaw Resilience and Engagement Scale and Toolkit


“The Scale makes it easier to identify what individual children might need to build their resilience, as they don’t all start at the same point with this”
“Parents really came on board with this as the tips in R.E.S.T. are so practical and useful to implement at home”
“The Resilience Scale raised teachers’ awareness of the ingredients of resilience-building and we worked as a whole school to keep this high-profile, to good effect for the children, (and the teachers actually)”

quote from an Ofsted report:

“In the school’s caring and supportive ethos, pupils develop strong resilience. Adults encourage them to take setbacks in their stride. As a result, pupils are ready to learn and outcomes are strongThe school places great importance on encouraging pupils to be resilient, so that they meet success and failure with the same strength of purpose. As a result, pupils persevere in their learning and try their best”

Resilience is...

“the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress”


American Psychological Association

“being able to quickly return to a previous good condition”


Cambridge English Dictionary

Jigsaw R.E.S.T. Pricing

How much does it cost for schools and settings?

Jigsaw Resilience and Engagement Scale and Toolkit

Jigsaw Resilience and Engagement Scale and Toolkit (R.E.S.T.)

Digital Version – £100

Prices are shown exclusive of UK VAT.

The final price to pay is calculated during the order process and before you make your purchase.