We currently have on offer a growing number of Wellbeing-based Learning Experiences, delivered by Jo, available in infants, juniors and secondary schools.
In essence, we offer upgraded PSHE/SEAL lessons, built on a foundation of Mindfulness, CBT, Growth Mindset, Yoga and Wellbeing strategies overall, to infants, juniors and secondary schools. Learning Experiences are delivered in a number of different ways, tailored towards the requirements of the school itself. For example:
- One-off workshops in mindfulness, yoga or other topics i.e. pre-exam anxiety workshops, self-esteem workshops, mental-health themed week etc.
- A unit of wellbeing/mindfulness sessions, perhaps over the course of a term, delivered to a class in lieu of cover lessons from a supply teacher or HLTA.
- Weekly wellbeing sessions, rotated around different classes within a school.
- Small group intervention, including children with particular anxieties and needs.
- Learning Experience Days: one-off days, covering a range of themes, often taught as an alternative to a standard supply cover during teacher absence.
Still need more convincing? Check out these testimonials from school leaders who have worked with Jo over the past year.
If you’re a school leader, in need of a supply teacher as a one-off, you might prefer to choose from the Learning Experience Days below. Find out more about this affordable supply alternative here.
Learning Experience Days:
Wellbeing Warriors: Our signature ‘Wellbeing Warriors’ workshop typically lasts the full school day. It’s aimed at upper key stage 2, but is easily adapted for children lower down school or further up. The workshop focus is mental health and wellbeing. Children are taken through a journey aimed at creating a positive Mindset, good relationships and a happier life. This day brings together elements of Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, CBT and life-skills. At the end of this session, children are left with a completed booklet which will remind them of their ‘Warrior Code’ long after the day is over.
Mind Masters: Our day-long masterclass, ‘Mind Masters’ is ready for action, either as a follow-up to ‘Wellbeing Warriors’ or as a standalone day’s learning experience. The purpose of this day is to introduce children to what Mindfulness is and allow them to explore it first-hand through a range of fun and creative pursuits. Not only is ‘Mind Masters’ a relaxing and refreshing day out from their usual curriculum, but it’s also heaped full of practical, lasting strategies for emotional intelligence and resilience.
Emotional Athletes: This wellbeing-focused day is geared towards inspiring emotional intelligence and resilience in students. Through a mix engaging activities, routed in CBT, Mindfulness, child-friendly Neuroscience and more, children gain an understanding of how their minds and emotions work, as well as practical, effective techniques that they can use when negative thoughts and emotions creep in. The information and strategies delivered here are incredibly beneficial for all pupils, including children facing social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Team-Tastic Day: This is a fantastic day full of quizzes, games and practical challenges. Alongside this, we look at what teamwork is, why we need it, what happens when we don’t have it, and how we can actually do it. Whether they’re already first-rate collaborators or teamwork-terrors, students always take something useful away from this day!
Workshops & Shorter Sessions:
Mindfulness Essentials: A condensed version of ‘Mind Masters,’ this session is usually taught to classes in 1.5-2 hour slots. We cover what Mindfulness is, how it can help and of course, we try it out in a number of different ways.
Yoga & Mindfulness: Yoga classes are available for schools, ranging from 45 minute slots to 1.5 hours per session. Sessions differ depending on the schools’ needs, but generally there’s a good mix of breathing activities, poses and sequences, yoga stories, games and of course some relaxation/meditation to finish.
All sessions, regardless of the length, can be tweaked towards clients’ needs.