It is widely understood that a child’s mental health and wellbeing influences their cognitive development and learning.
Schools, colleges and universities have an important role to play in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils.

Programmes of emotional learning have the potential to help young people obtain the skills they need to make good academic progress. Ofsted inspectors consider a number of different areas, during school inspections, to ensure schools are providing good education, supported by quality pastoral care, to enable their pupils to develop into resilient adults with good mental health.

Ofsted – four key judgements and how implementing mindfulness can help your school to become outstanding.

Quality of education
In mindful schools…

Pupils consistently achieve highly, they are grounded and focussed, anxiety levels are reduced, which enables them to lay down new memories and retrieve key information, helping pupils to remember the content long term.

Behaviour and attitudes
In mindful schools…

Pupils behave well, having learnt strategies to manage their negative emotions, they will demonstrate high levels of self-control. They will learn to practice gratitude, which will neutralise their brain’s natural negativity bias and support them in holding positive attitudes. When practising mindful communication, they will have healthier, more successful, and effective relationships, reflecting a positive and respectful culture.
Pupils will actively support the wellbeing of other pupils, mindfulness training enables pupils to have a very strong understanding of how to recognise and deal with mental health problems such as stress, allowing them to help themselves and their peers.

Personal development
In mindful schools…

The teaching of mindfulness supports pupils to develop confidence, resilience, and independence, enabling young people to develop strength of character and flourish in society.
Mindfulness training widens the knowledge of pupils, so that they know how to keep themselves mentally healthy, by practising strategies to protect their mental health.

Leadership and management
In mindful schools…

Staff consistently report high levels of support for well-being issues.
They have received mindfulness training and have developed simple & straightforward techniques to reduce stress and improve their well-being.

Mindfulness training is a great opportunity for leaders to engage effectively and build positive relationships with staff, pupils, and the community. Parents and carers are invited to join in the mindfulness training with their children and have access to all the resources via remote learning channels.

Managing mental health & wellbeing has never been as important as it is now!

Our programmes have made a tangible impact on the mental health & resilience of the
people we’ve worked with, our simple & straightforward techniques offer real practical
solutions for educational environments.

We’re offering schools and businesses across the UK the opportunity to book onto Mindful-Me in 2023, through our various offers available.

For a free consultation and to find out more about the offers we have available, please contact us here.