New Course – Enhancing Achievement
This session is intended for all primary school staff Wellbeing is increasingly being recognised as vital for effective learning. Stress, anxiety and other mental health issues are big barriers to both teaching and learning. Statistics show that at least three children in every class will have mental health issues that obstruct learning for themselves and possibly others in their peer group. Teachers’ health is of upmost importance both for themselves and for the children they teach. Without general mental health, their potential is compromised as is their pupils’ learning.
There are lots we can do to help pupils and staff be more relaxed and happy, from using techniques such as breathing, meditation and yoga, to taking learning outdoors. We’ve been involved in the design and delivery of a number of wellbeing programmes in schools and behavioural units over the years, and we’ve seen first-hand how they transform schools and greatly improve kids’ ability to learn.
The course will look at the following:
- Why our wellbeing and that of the children is important
- How our brains work and how this affects our actions
- Current research and pedagogy
- Ways to measure our mental wellbeing
- Effect of diet and exercise on our wellbeing
- Creating a supportive learning environment
- Activities to support emotional literacy and wellbeing
- Starter ideas to try back in school