Step 4 – Further Training

Become a School Mindfulness Lead

The most affordable longer-term path to embed mindfulness in your school or chain of schools is to train up one or more of your staff as ‘mindfulness leads’.

The course prepares .b and Paws b teachers to lead the .b Foundations taster session and eight-session curriculum, but also to become a ‘mindfulness lead’ within the school or educational organisation where they are employed.

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Reconnection & CPD Days

For those who have already trained with Mindfulness in Schools Project our Reconnection & Continuing Professional Development Days are an opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in bringing mindfulness to your school.

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MiSP Conference

At our 2020 Conference we will be coming together for a day of discussion and practice around the theme of ‘Teaching mindfully’.

Our expert speakers will explore the challenges and rewards of teaching mindfulness to young people in primary schools and secondary schools. We will be running mindfulness sitting groups throughout the day and providing an opportunity for networking with other teachers in our community.

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Upcoming courses

School Mindfulness Lead
5th Apr 2021 - 17th Apr 2021

Please click here for the Overseas Partner Course Schedule

Frequently asked questions

Why train ‘in-house’?

Whilst you need outside expertise initially to kick start mindfulness, an in-house ‘mindfulness lead’ plays an important role in embedding it for the longer term by:

  • Running eight week-courses and drop-in sessions for staff on an on-going basis.
  • Developing a depth of personal understanding to guide and orient your school’s mindful culture
  • Tailoring the teaching and practice of mindfulness to your school’s own unique needs. Every school is different.
  • Doing the above in a way which is affordable and sustainable.

Can anybody train?

No. You need to have developed a depth of personal understanding of mindfulness and experience of how it works in schools.