One of the most important components of a school’s capacity to implement mindfulness is ensuring the school staff ready for and supportive of the school’s approach.
This requires schools to assess the entire school’s staff (teaching and non-teaching) readiness to embrace an approach to mindfulness and addressing any potential barriers staff may have to the role of mindfulness in schools.
How it works: New staff are provided with the necessary support to implement the school’s approach to mindfulness.
Instructions: The school's champion for mindfulness provides abbreviated training for new staff when they arrive.
How it works: Teaching and non-teaching staff have sufficient training to implement mindfulness in their classroom.
Instructions: (Regular training for teaching and non teaching staff)
How it works: The school has adequate access to a school psychologist or counsellor to support the approach to mindfulness.
How it works: Staff at this school have the necessary knowledge to implement mindfulness in their classroom.