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Mindfulness

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If your school has been experiencing issues with children’s concentration skills and behaviour, our Mindfulness programme is the most cost effective way to cover your PPA time – giving you benefits that will affect children’s performance in all areas of the curriculum.

Mindfulness PPA Cover

Mindfuness techniques are used by the world's most successful athletes, business owners and musicians who are under pressure to perform. Our Mindfulness programme encourages children to take increasing responsibility for keeping their mind and body safe and healthy. It helps them to feel positive about themselves and be sensitive towards the feelings of others. It can help them understand and accept the range of their own, and others feelings and emotions. The programme provides opportunities to experience and respond to quiet and still times, closing their eyes and listening or feeling. It can be used to help them develop self-awareness, self-knowledge and confidence, relating to others and working with them. 

The objectives of this programme:

  • For children to improve attention and focus skills - isolating focus to just one thing
  • To improve self-regulation 
  • To learn to deal with tough emotions and avoid impulse reactions
  • To increase compassion
  • For children to improve life skills such as conflict-resolution skills
  • To promote a Growth Mindset

Why use Primary PPA Cover’s “Mindfulness!” programme?

Practicing mindfulness can improve:

  • Test taking
  • Public speaking
  • Family life
  • Relationships with friends/peers
  • Sports
  • Behaviour in general

We find that mindfulness encourages a shift in children's mentality from INCIDENT > REACTION > REACTION to INCIDENT > MINDFULNESS > RESPONSE which can be rolled out across school during other lessons and also at break and lunch times. Some of our schools even have Mindfulness Ambassadors or Mindfulness Monitors that promote the above mindset and improve behaviour without teachers help!

Rather than setting aside 5 or 10 minutes during a morning to practice mindfulness with children - something that can often be forgotten or missed, our mindfulness experts come into school every week and spend 30 mins- 1 hour with each class, provdiing the consistency and routine that children need and can rely on.

To see our “Mindfulness” Framework which outlines our Medium and Long Term Plans throughout KS1 and KS2 please contact us.

All Schools who use Primary PPA Cover Ltd receive a cheque for £100 for a successful recommendation to another Primary School as we truly value your recommendations.

Monday, July 06, 2020

2020 has seen unprecedented times that we, as a company, never thought we would find ourselves in. We would like to express our gratitude to our:

  • Amazing clients

Working in the public sector can be very challenging at times and we understand that for schools, it is difficult to appreciate the way that our business works. Thanks to the support of our schools and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, we managed to waive over £300,000 of invoices to schools. This left us in a very difficult situation as we still have our HQ premises mortgage, bills to cover and suppliers that unfortunately have had to charge us regardless of the situation. We have lost approximately 10 schools for 2020-2021 due to COVID-19 and the budget cuts their schools have faced. We are very hopeful that these schools will return to us once they are open in September and have received funding support from the government.

  • Wonderful staff

Given one days notice that all schools in the UK would close, our staff had to frantically cancel over 90 PPA sessions daily, indefinitely. Throughout the peak of the crisis, we have had to work night and day to ensure the decisions we were making were going to have a minimal impact on our regular services once schools resumed. Our staff have taken the time to organise their work, to write new lesson plans for children and new schemes of work and we couldn’t be more grateful of their support. This truly shows their passion for the education sector and above all their love for children and learning!

  • Suppliers

To those suppliers who have been flexible with us during these unprecedented times, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Tsunami Computers Leicester, Lex AutoLease, WaterPlus and many more have allowed us to pause or reduce our monthly payments whilst we have received no income. This has made the difference between us surviving and not surviving the crisis. 

Going forwards, we will be rebuilding our business back up to where we were and support from schools in outsourcing their PPA to us to help us rebuild is greatly appreciated. We understand PPA time is a legal requirement for all teachers and the majority of the subjects that we cover are compulsory so if you are struggling to cover PPA time, would like to explore a new method of covering a compulsory subject such as MFL or ICT, please allow us to provide your school with a FREE trial and show you why you should choose us and support our small business.

We would like to send our well wishes to all small businesses both who have survived the crisis and who unfortunately have closed their doors. If you have managed to survive like us, please dig deep and find that energy to push forwards once more to rebuild your business rather than give up. The UK needs small businesses and even more so now with unemployment on the rise. It will be worth it, we promise!