Frequently Asked Questions about the Pathways
A: No. We know that every educational organisation is unique and what works well in one may not be right for another. Developing features appropriate for your community is crucial, and needs to consider the age group, abilities and needs of your pupils, recognising what is appropriate for your staff team and wider community.
This is why the Pathways have flexibility at every step. Indeed, if there’s something you’d like to try that isn’t listed on the Pathways materials, we’d love to hear from and work with you to see how best to implement your ideas..
I do not work full time in a school or child/youth-related context but have an ongoing relationship with one. Can I still be involved or oversee the Pathways within that setting?
A: Yes. Provided you have regular contact with the setting in question, and go into that setting at least weekly, you could lead or be part of a group introducing the programme, provided the setting is happy for you to do so.
We have already had some input/training in mindfulness, but this was not provided by MiSP. Can we still take part in the Pathways?
What happens if we reach a Step and then have a break/there is no further mindfulness input for a period of time?
Having reached Step 1, 2, 3 or 4 on the Pathways, you are welcome to pick up where you left off and don’t need to re-qualify for that level. Step 5 will require renewal every two years.