Bringing the power of SUMO thinking to your school

For over a decade since the publication of Paul McGee’s best-selling book ‘Shut Up and Move On’, SUMO principles have helped thousands of people around the world to find the confidence and motivation to change. Under the revised name of ‘Stop, Understand and Move On’, SUMO is now helping young people in schools around the UK.

The SUMO4Schools Foundation support you in bringing SUMO principles to your classrooms, playground and school corridors, and to improving the home lives of the young people and families your school works with everyday.

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The Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, managed by Squirrel Learning CIC on behalf of Paul McGee, aka ‘The SUMO Guy’. Through our high-quality, classroom-tested resources, INSET options, and consultancy, we support you in making a real difference to the lives of the young people in your school.

The Sumo4Schools Foundation supports young people in dealing with their challenges, and helps all of the people who work with young people every day to get the best out of themselves.

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Paul McGee, The SUMO Guy

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As a former coach,  teacher and headteacher, I genuinely believe every child and adult will benefit hugely from the SUMO approach. It will make THE difference.

SUMO strategies are deceptively simple and stunningly powerful. In a world where “wellbeing” and “resilience” can feel vague and difficult to define, SUMO cuts through the academic language with accessible approaches that really work!

Drew Povey, Educating Greater Manchester, Leadership consultant

SUMO has become the shared vocabulary for wellbeing and resilience across our alternative provision settings. The young people we work with face many emotional and behavioural challenges. SUMO has made a hugely positive difference to them and to the relationships in our learning communities.

Jo Wood, Executive Headteacher, The Lawnswood Campus, Wolverhampton

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