Interested in taking part?

If you are interested in taking part in the project, please check that your school meets the participation criteria by clicking below:

 

Schools

Inclusion

  • Able to fulfil SEL/PSHE assessment

  • Are a mainstream UK secondary school, with pupils in the school for at least 4 years

  • Have English speaking curriculum

  • Have at least 5 teachers that meet criteria for inclusion

  • Be able to timetable into the normal curriculum the mindfulness programme taught by the trained teachers if allocated to training arm of the trial.

Exclusion

  • Has already introduced a mindfulness programme
  • School has current inspection rating at the lowest level, e.g. unsatisfactory or inadequate
  • School has no substantive Headteacher

  • Special educational needs school

 

Teachers

All participating schools need a group of at least 5 teachers who would be willing to complete questionnaires for the duration of the project.

To participate in this project teachers must:

  • Be a fully qualified teacher according to the regulatory framework of the country working in. (Examples are; Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), 2 years classroom teaching experience, have completed the national induction programme or probation period)

  • Have a permanent contract with the school, or likely to be in the same school for next 3 years

  • Be available to attend an 8 week personal mindfulness course consisting of a 2 hour class each week together with a ‘silent day’ which is usually on a Saturday and then attend a further course to be trained in the mindfulness programme (4 full days optionally residential) in the current school year

  • Be willing to complete measures for the project

  • Be happy to deliver the mindfulness programme to pupils in school following training

Unfortunately, in this project teachers cannot:

  • Be a newly qualified teacher (e.g. NQT)

  • Have already completed an eight week face to face mindfulness course or the ‘.b’ training provided by Mindfulness in Schools Project

  • Be currently identified as unsatisfactory in their performance management cycle

 

Pupil

Inclusion

  • In first 2 years of secondary school

  • Are in a school and a class taking part in the trial

  • Has good comprehension of written and spoken English

  • In case of needing additional support, has teaching assistant available

 

Exclusion

None

 

If you meet the participation criteria above and are a headteacher, or have discussed the project with your headteacher, please email us to indicate your interest.

When we receive your email we will then arrange a call from our schools liaison officer to discuss your involvement in the project.

 

If you have not already completed our online form to register your interest, you can do so here:

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To register an interest in taking part in MYRIAD follow this link to let us know

 

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