School Mindfulness Lead

Course Aim
To prepare experienced .b, Paws b and dots teachers in schools to lead colleagues in the .b Foundations introductory session and 8-session curriculum
25th Aug – 30th Aug 2024
Please see below for a full schedule of timings
Tonbridge School, High Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1JP, UK
£1,245 including accommodation, meals and refreshments

The School Mindfulness Lead course prepares experienced .b / Paws b / dots teachers in schools to lead colleagues in the .b Foundations introductory session and 8-session curriculum, but also to become a ‘mindfulness lead’ within the school or educational group in which they are employed. For more information about this course click here.

This training will enable you to deliver the .b Foundations course to staff within the safeguarded environment of your school or group of schools. The course does not equip teachers to become external providers of mindfulness training to organisations other than the school(s) in which they are employed or with which they have an ongoing relationship. For example, a teacher or leader working within a group or consortium of schools or academy chain, with which they have regular contact and with whom they would have ongoing input would meet these criteria. However, someone hoping to work in schools or groups of schools as an external and independent provider of adult mindfulness training would not. The training does not equip you with the skills to teach mindfulness to adults generally but is a specialist training developed for teachers within schools. Please note: This course does not train you to teach others to deliver the .b, Paws b or dots curriculum.

If you are already a qualified adult mindfulness teacher then this course is not appropriate for you. Please do take a look at our 3-day Teach .b Foundations instead.


This is a retreat-like residential course. If you have no previous experience of a retreat, please read the following carefully:

  • Days are long, and provide teacher training but also opportunities to deepen your own personal practice through extended periods of mindfulness meditation. The first practice session each day is before breakfast (7:30am), and the last is after dinner (7pm).
  • As with other retreats, and to enable you to be refreshed and ready for long days of practice, we would encourage you to keep the venue an alcohol and smoking-free environment. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the School or on its grounds.
  • Residential facilities are simple. You will be allocated a single room in a boarding house at Tonbridge School, and will share a bathroom with other participants.
  • There are extensive grounds surrounding the School which you will be welcome to use, as well as a School pool and gym facilities for which you can purchase a Guest Pass for when you arrive.

The fee includes accommodation, all meals and refreshments. The venue are happy to accommodate most dietary requirements, but please ensure you provide full details of your needs and any allergies on the application form.

Please note, all times stated below are UK time zone.

The course will begin at 2pm on Sunday 25th August 2024 with a compulsory welcome, introduction & taster session. Attendees are welcome to arrive and settle in from 12pm. The training concludes at 4pm on Friday 30th August 2024.

The approximate daily schedule has been designed to include regular extended stretch/movement breaks and is as follows:


Day 1 (Sunday)

12:00pm – Welcome and Arrival
1:30pm – Tea and Coffee Available
2:00pm – Welcome, Introductions and Taster Session
4:00pm – Refreshment Break
4:30pm – First Teaching Session
6:00pm – Dinner Break
7:00pm – Evening Practice
7:30pm – Day Concludes

Day 2 – Day 5 (Monday to Thursday)

7:30 am – Morning Practice
8:00 am – Breakfast Break
8:45 am – Teaching Session
10:45 am – Refreshment Break
11:00 am – Teaching Session
1:00 pm – Lunch Break
2:00 pm – Teaching Session
4:00 pm – Refreshment Break
4:30pm – Free Time
6:00 pm – Dinner Break
7.00 pm – Evening Practice
7:30pm – Day Concludes

Day 6 (Friday)

7:30 am – Morning Practice
8:00 am – Breakfast Break
8:45 am – Teaching Session
10:45 am – Refreshment Break
11:00 am – Info and Q&A session
1:00 pm – Lunch Break
2:00 pm – Closing Session
4:00 pm – Final Refreshments

Please note: We require full attendance on all aspects of the course in order for participants to receive final certification to teach our curricula and related access to all teaching materials via our Hub. This means attending every session on each training day. Where a participant is already trained to teach another MiSP curriculum we will review on a case by case basis. If we are able to offer catch-up sessions we may require an additional fee to be paid to MiSP for the trainer’s time.

If you meet the Prerequisites for training and agree to the Terms & Conditions for booking a course and the Terms and conditions of the School Mindfulness Lead course please complete the application form below.

Please note: The application form must not be completed by someone else on your behalf.