Terms & Conditions (Teaching the .b Foundations course)

Please read carefully and print off a copy of this agreement between you and Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) for future reference. By applying and completing the Teach .b Foundations course you are confirming your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Intellectual property

1.1. At all times, MiSP remains the owner of the intellectual property of the .b Foundations courses and the accompanying course materials. You may not modify, adapt (including teaching the course through online platforms), copy, reproduce, re-publish, translate, make available, disseminate or distribute in anyway any of the Materials provided on the course and made available online via the Teachers’ Network other than as covered in 1.3.

1.2. No course or course materials, nor any part thereof may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of MiSP.

1.3. You may seek permission from MiSP to translate the materials for your own personal teaching and on acceptance of the terms and conditions laid out in MiSP’s Personal Translation Agreement.

The course content, teaching materials and on going support

Copyright of the course belongs to MiSP.

1.4. Using the materials provided

i) Materials must not be copied or shared except for teaching by MiSP certified teachers.

ii) Materials must not be amended or adapted (including teaching the course through online platforms) without the specific permission of and in collaboration with MiSP.

The Hub

2.1. The course includes six months complimentary membership of  The Hub, from where all materials can be downloaded, along with other resources. At the end of the six months, membership will be available at a cost of £90 inc VAT per annum. The annual fee will be reviewed each year.

2.2. You are still able to lead the course if you are not a member of The Hub but you will not have access to any new materials or other updated resources on The Hub without current membership.

2.3. Your membership of The Hub is exclusively for you as a trained .b Foundations teacher, and must not be shared with any other teachers, including those trained to teach the curriculum. This is the case even if your employer or someone else had paid for you to train to teach .b Foundations or for you to have ongoing access to The Hub.

Teaching the .b Foundations course

3.1. In order to teach the curriculum you must have been granted a Certificate of Training from MiSP or an authorised partner.

3.2. You will be acting as an independent teacher. Any publicity materials should make it clear you are trained by MiSP or an approved MiSP partner but you are not an employee of MiSP nor of the partner organisation.

3.3. It is your responsibility to organise the necessary indemnity insurance cover required to teach the .b Foundations course. You will not be covered by MiSP’s insurance policy.

3.4. A ‘Trained to Teach’ logo is available for use on your website and in publicity materials and you may not use any other MiSP logos or other materials without prior written permission from MiSP. This includes images and text on the MiSP or dotbe.org website

3.5. .b Foundations teachers must adhere to the guidance document ‘Who the Curriculum is for’ (see Appendix 1 below)

3.6. The group size for a .b Foundations course should be limited to 20 participants and 15 for less experienced teachers. For a taster session, there is no prescribed limit to the number of participants, though you should consider how many people you are comfortable delivering to.

3.7. As a member of The Hub, .b Foundations teachers can list themselves on the .b Foundations online map available via the MiSP website. This makes it possible for you to be contacted by schools or educational organisations.

3.8. As a .b Foundations teacher you will be self-employed. As such, you must set your own fee structure for teaching the course and the introduction session.  MiSP is not in a position to instruct you on what to charge, as costs will vary from region to region and according to the size of group, type of school, travel time and experience etc. All we ask is that the fee you charge is reasonable and affordable for all schools. This is key to the integrity of the work we do, and our aim to increase the accessibility and sustainability of mindfulness provision within schools.

3.9. This curriculum is designed for delivery in a physical school setting and is not suitable to be delivered online. For the avoidance of doubt, you are not permitted to deliver this curriculum online to individuals who are logging in remotely from their own homes or other environments.

3.10. .b Foundations teachers must adhere to guidance as detailed below in Appendix 1: Guidance for .b Foundations Teachers: Who is the curriculum for?

Marketing the .b Foundations course

4.1. MiSP is the owner of the intellectual property of the .b Foundations course and the accompanying course materials, please refer to clause 1.1.

4.2. You should make it clear in all publicity materials i.e. websites, flyers and on social media that although you have been trained by MiSP or a MiSP partner you are not an employee of MiSP or of the partner organisation.

4.3. A ‘Trained to Teach’ logo is available for use on your website and in publicity materials. This should not be modified or altered in any way.

4.4. MiSP and .b Foundations are trademarked logos and cannot be used without prior written permission from MiSP, apart from .b Foundations materials provided in The Hub.

4.5. In marketing and publicising the .b Foundations course, MiSP requests you acknowledge that all materials, including the publicity materials made available on The Hub, belong to Mindfulness in Schools Project and link any information provided to our website.

4.6. To ensure consistency and quality, MiSP requests you read the guidelines for marketing yourself and the course. Please click here to view these guidelines.

4.7. Do not cut and paste images from the MiSP website, particularly those of children.

4.8. The domain name of your website must not include .b, .b Foundations, Paws b, dotbe, MiSP or any wording to indicate you are working in association with Mindfulness in Schools Project.

Data protection

5.1 Personal information collected and/or processed by us will be used for the purposes set out in the Privacy notice and will be held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018.


MiSP has the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. These Terms and Conditions are available on MiSP’s website.

In order to build a community and share with others what is involved in MiSP training courses, we sometimes use photographs or video footage taken during MiSP training in publications, press articles, promotional material and on the website.

Contact us

Mindfulness in Schools Project, Bank House, Bank Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BL

Email: enquiries@mindfulnessinschools.org

Issued by Mindfulness in Schools Project on 15th August 2017, revised 31st March 2020.

Appendix 1: Guidance for .b Foundations Teachers: Who is the curriculum for?

Please use the following guidance when considering who the .b Foundations course can be used with:

1 – What has the course been designed for?

.b Foundations has been designed to (1) develop foundations in mindfulness for teachers and other adults working with young people on site in educational and youth settings, and (2) to connect with the .b (11-18) and Paws b (7-11) courses for young people.

2 – Who can it be offered to?

Therefore .b Foundations CAN be offered:

  1. i) on-site through a school (or educational/youth organisation) to its adult community, such as teachers, staff, governors and parents
  2. i) as a public course delivered in person to:

– adults working with young people in educational/youth organisation settings

– parents of children in a school where .b or Paws b are taught

– adults working in the field of teacher development and training

3 – What are some Examples of what is acceptable?

The following are acceptable:

A course run through a school for teachers, staff and parents

  • A course run through a school for interested parents
  • A public course with teachers
  • A public course with teachers, school administrators, others working in education, or parents of children in a school where .b or Paws b is taught

The following is not acceptable:

  • A public course with the general public..b Foundations is not the same as a regular adult mindfulness course, and should not be taught as such.
  • .b Foundations is not designed to be delivered online, and should not be taught remotely.

4 – Frequently Asked Questions

a) I want to run a public course for teachers and educational staff, how should I word my advertising?

This .b Foundations course develops foundations in mindfulness for:

  • Teachers, staff and adults working with or caring for young people in school or youth settings
  • parents of children at schools receiving .b or Paws b

b) I think this course would work well as a general public course for adults. Why can’t I use it for this purpose?

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy have proven their efficacy as general public courses, whereas .b Foundations has been designed for adults in a schools setting. We recognise that the Finding Peace in a Frantic World course and other adapted curricula are being taught to the general public, and you may feel that .b Foundations would fit well in this context. However, the consistent references to .b or Paws b practices and the shared language between these curricula and the .b Foundations course, mean its applicability is entirely geared towards educational contexts, and not general public courses.

In addition, the mission of Mindfulness in Schools Project and .b is “Bringing mindfulness to young people and those who care for them”. Working in schools is our field of expertise and it would be inappropriate currently for the .b brand and materials to be used in areas which do not fit within this mission.

c) I think this course would work well as a general public mindfulness course for parents. Why can’t I use it for this purpose?

.b Foundations is not intended as a ‘mindful parenting’ course. There are many courses developed specifically for this purpose, and .b Foundations is not one of them. Again, the consistent references to .b or Paws b practices and the shared language between these curricula and the .b Foundations course, mean its applicability is entirely geared towards educational contexts, and not general public courses.

d) Can I use aspects of the .b Foundations curriculum in other mindfulness courses I run?

We ask that you don’t use the PowerPoint resources or anything with the .b, Paws b or .b Foundations logo on it in the context of any other course. If you wish to use an activity or element of the course that is fine, and good practice would be to reference where it comes from.

e) I would like to discuss these guidelines further.

Please email us at enquiries@mindfulnessinschools.org.