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Mindfulness

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, February 18, 2019

All too often we as adults focus on the negative aspects of the classroom - what didn't go well, what we could have done better and what we could have said. We need to start focusing on the positives - what a child thought or said that we hadn't expected, where their thought process came from and how well they are achieving in each topic. Data is what is looked at rather than how the children are feeling in the school and what is going on around them.

We at Primary PPA Cover are commited to focusing on the positives - children are engaged and learning through a variety of resources. They are encouraged to work together and reach an outcome based on their own findings. 

To find out more on what we have to offer, please call us on 01530 566750. We are now taking bookings for September so do get in touch to secure the days you need!

 

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