Teachers in the study
The participation of our teachers is helping us explore both teacher and pupil well-being
What will participating teachers do?
For schools allocated to the mindfulness training programme, participating teachers take part in mindfulness training. This training consists of two phases. Firstly, teachers complete a personal eight week face to face mindfulness course. This personal mindfulness training is followed by a pupil curriculum syllabus training.
Following this, between September and December 2018, teachers deliver the pupil curriculum programme in their school to a group of young people, who are not research participants, to gain experience in delivering the programme. Teachers then teach the course again, as part of the research, between January and July 2019 to classes of Year 8 or 9 (England/Wales), Year 9 or 10 (Northern Ireland) or S2 (Scotland).
Schools allocated to the ‘teaching as usual’ group will continue to teach their usual scheduled lessons. To maintain the integrity of the project, we ask these schools not to implement mindfulness training for pupils or staff during the three years of their involvement.
One aim of the research is to examine teacher well-being. All teachers participating in both project groups will be asked to complete questionnaire measures of well-being at the measurement timepoints.
The diagram below shows a teacher’s progression through the three years of the project.
Once a school has signed up to take part in the project, teachers who wish to take part are asked to sign a consent form but can withdraw at any time without having to give a reason.
Please see below for further information for teachers in the study.
- Schools joining the project in 2016
- Schools joining the project in 2017
- Schools joining the project from 2018
Teaching as usual group:
- Schools still part of the project in 2020