Blooming Genius – our services for under 18s and their supporters

We offer training to schools, foster agencies and social workers, please get in touch to book yours!

The purpose of the positive assessment  is to reassure and provide direction.

Positive Assessments for any young person aged 7+ available now for £295 +VAT

The Blooming Genius Empowerment Approach TM  is a way of working with young people that utilises a range of coaching techniques and models to remove barriers to learning, leading to student empowerment, academic success and lasting self-efficacy.

It is particularly useful for children who have neurodiversity, either diagnosed or undiagnosed, who might find the typical reward/punishment cycle exhausting and unachievable.

We teach the approach to adults supporting these children in schools and at home.

Transform Care with The Empowerment ApproachTM:

The Carers as Coaches Programme

Cascade is a training package for foster carers and prospective adopters, developed by a group of experienced educationalists and psychologists, which provides a new and innovative approach to working with young people to explore issues, find solutions and impact sustainable change.

Inside Out is a training package for school staff developed collaboratively by educators and psychologists, which provides a new and innovative approach to working with young people to explore issues, find solutions and impact sustainable, long-term change.

Institue of Leadership and Management

Blooming Genius interventions can be accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management.


We welcome the addition to our team this year of Kit Messenger, former Head of a large Primary School and passionate campaigner for inclusion.  Under Kit’s stewardship our Blooming Genius offer incorporates:

  • Positive assessment: cognitive exploration of strengths and how these relate to school, vocations and encouraging self-efficacy for children.
  • Cascade:  coaching skills training, a course for Foster Carers in managing children who have complex cognitive needs.
  • Inside out: a whole school approach to managing the cognitive causes of behavioural difficulties, this applies to children with and without an EHCP, using Kit’s tried and tested ‘Empowerment Approach’.

You can download additional information and flyers on all of our services below.

We are aware that many neurodiverse children operate under the radar of formal SEND services, either because they are camouflaging or because provision in their area is not available.  We want to offer alternative support that is positive, affordable and orientated towards practical guidance rather than assigning labels.  We want to empower children, their carers and their schools to learn at their best and feel safe.

You can download our  presentation, which summarises the benefits of our approach here.

Positive Assessments for any young person aged 7+ available now for £295 +VAT

Service Flyers

Positive Assessments (Information for Parents and Carers)

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Positive Assessments (information for Professionals)

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Inside Out (Information for Schools)

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Cascade (Coaching program for Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents)

Download (PDF, 403KB)

Cascade (Coaching for parents, carers, social and youth workers)

Download (PDF, 429KB)

Summary presentation of impact

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Summary of all Blooming Genius programs and services

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