David Bott, BA, PGradDip Ed., PGradDip Psych., is Head of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School, where he has worked since 2013. David is responsible for overseeing the Positive Education curriculum from ELC – 12, including explicit wellbeing lessons, dedicated focus days, pastoral care tutorials and weaving key wellbeing concepts into existing academic curriculum.
David also teaches VCE & IB Psychology and was the Head of Psychology for five years at Aldenham School in the UK. In 2011 David co-authored his first book, “Teach Positive: applying the science of positive psychology to the classroom”. David has delivered many professional development seminars and consulted with numerous schools in Australia and around the world. The particular focus of his work has been in highlighting the impact of positive teacher-student relationships on learning and identifying factors that facilitate outstanding teaching and learning in the modern classroom. In 2014, David completed the Professional Certificate in Positive Education at the University of Melbourne and has subsequently lectured in this programme.