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At Hall Meadow, we see education in its broadest sense.  As part of our commitment to caring for and educating the whole child, we provide children with a programme that teaches them to be mindful.  We have been engaged in teaching mindfulness for around three years now and the children generally speak very positively about their experiences of it.  Teaching mindfulness forms part of our work that is focussed on developing a positive approach to all aspects of learning and is underpinned by the principles of positive psychology.

Mindfulness teaches children to pay attention in the present moment without worrying about the past or the future.  People often ask children to pay attention without actually helping them to do so.  We consider this to be an important part of our children’s development.  There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that the practice of mindfulness has a positive effect on children’s sense of wellbeing.   It certainly equips children with some of the skills needed to help them to cope with life in the modern world.  

Through a well researched and structured programme known as Paws.b, delivered by trained practitioners, the children explore how their brains work and observe the way that they feel about experiences. 

Mindfulness teaching provides an opportunity for children to manage their response to stressful and challenging situations and develops their sense of self-awareness.  

Many of the teaching staff at Hall Meadow have undertaken mindfulness training and Helen Pearce, our Wellbeing and Education Link Leader implements the mindfulness programme for Key Stage Two pupils across the school.

Through our Teaching school ‘Inspire’ we are developing an extensive training programme in association with Misp (Mindfulness in Schools Project) and are engaging in research linked this.  For further informationfollow the link below.

www.inspireteachingschools.org

About Us

At Hall Meadow we promote achievement in all areas and from all members of our community. We respect and value each person as unique. We work together to create an active, caring and high quality environment that encourages self-sustaining lifelong learning.

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Teaching & Learning

We are a fully inclusive school, children are always at the centre of everything we do. The curriculum is innovative and provides maximum opportunities for intellectual, social and emotional development. The children study the National Curriculum through themes such as 'Keen to be Green'.

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Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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