School Mindfulness Lead

Course Aim
To prepare experienced .b / Paws b teachers in schools to lead colleagues in the .b Foundations introductory session and 8-session curriculum
Dates
5th Apr – 17th Apr 2021
Time
VARIOUS:
  • All times are UK time
  • April 5th (Day 1) From 2.00 pm
  • April 6th and 7th (Day 2 and 3) 7.00 am - 7.45 am only
  • April 8th to 10th (Day 4, 5 and 6) All day
  • April 11th DAY OFF
  • April 12th to 14th (Day 7, 8 and 9) 7.00 am - 7.45 am only
  • April 15th to 16th (Day 10, 11) All day
  • April 17th (Day 12) concludes at 12.30 pm
  • Location
    ONLINE
    Cost
    £895

    The School Mindfulness Lead course prepares experienced .b / Paws b 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.

    Although this is delivered online, this course does not train you to deliver the .b Foundations course online, but this training will enable you to deliver the .b Foundations course to staff face-to-face 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 or Paws b curriculum.

    This is an ONLINE course but the intention is to make it as retreat-like as possible.  Each day will include formal “Sit” sessions, during which there will be an opportunity to deepen your own mindfulness practice, as well as training sessions on how to teach .bFoundations.

    The training will run over 12 days, from Monday 5th April 2021 at 2.00 pm and concludes on Saturday 17th April 2021 at 12.30 pm.

    The course begins with a compulsory orientation/welcome & taster session  on Monday 5th April 2021 at 2.00 pm. It is essential that you attend this session so that we can walk you through the many features of zoom and discuss online protocols in order for you to get the most out of the training.

    The daily schedule has been designed to include regular extended stretch/movement breaks and is as follows:
    ALL TIMES ARE UK TIME

    05/04/21 – Day 1 
    2.00 pm – 3.30 pm – Orientation Welcome/Taster
    4.00 pm – 5.30 pm – Teaching Session

    06/04/21 – Day 2
    7.00 am – 7.45 am – Sit

    07/04/21 – Day 3 
    7.00 am – 7.45 am – Sit

    08/04/21 – Day 4
    7.00 am – 7.45 am – Sit
    9.30 am – 11.00 am – Teaching Session
    11.30 am – 1.00 pm – Teaching Session
    2.00 pm – 3.30 pm – Teaching Session
    4.00 pm – 5.30 pm – Teaching Session
    8.00 pm – 8.30 pm – Sit

    09/04/21 – Day 5 
    7.00 am – 7.45 am – Sit
    9.30 am – 11.00 am – Teaching Session
    11.30 am – 1.00 pm – Teaching Session
    2.00 pm – 3.30 pm – Teaching Session
    4.00 pm – 5.30 pm – Teaching Session
    8.00 pm – 8.30 pm – Sit

    10/04/21 – Day 6
    7.00 am – 7.45 am – Sit
    9.30 am – 11.00 am – Teaching Session
    11.30 am – 1.00 pm – Teaching Session
    2.00 pm – 3.30 pm – Teaching Session
    4.00 pm – 5.30 pm – Teaching Session

    11/04/21  =  DAY OFF

    12/04/21-  Day 7 
    7.00 am – 7.45 am – Sit

    13/04/21  – Day 8
    7.00 am – 7.45 am – Sit

    14/04/21 – Day 9
    7.00 am – 7.45 am – Sit

    15/04/21 – Day 10
    7.00 am – 7.45 am – Sit
    9.30 am – 11.00 am – Teaching Session
    11.30 am – 1.00 pm – Teaching Session
    2.00 pm – 3.30 pm – Teaching Session
    4.00 pm – 5.30 pm – Teaching Session
    8.00 pm – 8.30 pm – Sit

    16/04/21 – Day 11
    7.00 am – 7.45 am – Sit
    9.30 am – 11.00 am – Teaching Session
    11.30 am – 1.00 pm – Teaching Session
    2.00 pm – 3.30 pm – Teaching Session
    4.00 pm – 5.30 pm – Teaching Session
    8.00 pm – 8.30 pm – Sit

    17/04/21 – Day 12
    7.00 am – 7.45 am – Sit
    9.30 am – 11.00 am – Teaching Session
    11.30 am – 12.30 pm – Teaching Session

    PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

    1. All slides for use during SML lessons are available in both PC and Mac-friendly PowerPoint Slide Show (.ppsx) formats. In order to use these slides, you will need to have access to PowerPoint 2013. Please therefore check in advance that you have access to PowerPoint via Mac or PC via your own laptop and/or at the school/organisation where you will be teaching the lessons. Unfortunately, the PowerPoint Slide Show format will not play on Chromebooks or other systems using Google slides.
    2. 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. If a participant misses any aspect of the course due to illness or an emergency situation, will review the situation 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.

    As an online course, it is crucial that you ensure that you attend the training …

    1. … in a quiet space where you will not be interrupted
    2. … having checked all technology is working to a quality that allows for full engagement with the taught course. This will include attendance on a pre-course Zoom orientation and checking session.
      NB: Participants will be expected to keep webcams on during the course.
    3. … away from any distractions, and fully committed to engaging in all taught sessions and activities

    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.