Whole School Approach
Stages of engagement with a school
The Emerging CONNECTED school
has identified a Champion. This champion has formed networks with colleagues and has established rapport with Senior management, who are keen to pilot an intervention, probably a group of staff undertaking training in tools for their own well-being. Mind With Heart acknowledges and values the efforts the school is already making for the flourishing of its staff and students.
The Established CONNECTED School
has a cohort of staff who are practising mindfulness and compassion exercises with regularity and stability. They have been trained to deliver Connected-with-Myself and Connected-with-Others to students and at least two year groups are engaged in the Connected programmes, probably as part of Personal, Social and Health Education [PSHE] or Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development [SMSC]. There are school clubs offering on-going mindfulness and compassion exercises. On-going mentoring and peer support groups offer structures for strengthening good practice.
The Beacon CONNECTED school
runs Connected-with-Myself and Connected-with-Others each year. All members of the school community are aware of the programmes. Staff and students have their own extra-curricula Connected clubs, and parents may also be invited to be involved. The school timetable reflects the importance senior management give to the well-being and flourishing of both staff and students. The school may hold Mind with Heart outreach trainings for staff in neighbouring schools or hold a Mind with Heart Youth Gathering on the theme of, for example, Compassion in Society.
Les objectifs du stage : prendre soin de soi, se détendre et trouver le calme, développer la conscience de soi, les fondements de l’intelligence émotionnelle et relationnelle, et un savoir être et savoir faire face aux enjeux professionnels des enseignants.