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Mindfulness for Schools

Combining first-hand understanding of the challenges of education and assessment, with certified training in wellbeing practices, I provide workshops and courses for schools to help educators and students find inner calm in a stressful world.

From staff meeting presentations to classes with students from age 5 upwards, I’d love to find out how I can help you find calm in your institution.

Experience

After a period of time teaching English to teens and young learners in Spain, for over a decade I then worked for a global educational publisher, developing course materials and assessment tools for both young learners and adults. During this time, I worked on assessment strategy with education institutions worldwide to ensure a fair and kind assessment experience for their students.

I have a Master’s Degree in Language Assessment from Lancaster University, specialising in assuring fair measurement of young learners using global assessment frameworks.

More recently, I have delivered on-site, in-class and online training for teachers and young learners both locally and globally.

Clients include:

Testimonials

“[Amy] was extremely engaging by initially getting all the viewers to take part in a mindfulness activity, and then the evidence which she presented with regards to the neural changes which take place once children begin to practice mindfulness on a regular basis will now enable me to convince both my teachers and parents about the benefits of practising this on a regular basis.”

British Council Partner School Leader

“I’m in Year 1, so the classroom environment is often loud and frenetic. We have been using your techniques in ‘focus time’ periods, after playtime, for instance, to get the children settled and ready for learning. […] Taking the opportunity to close their eyes and notice their breathing seems such a simple thing, but has huge benefits in developing their listening skills and empathy to others. The children look forward to [the sessions] and are able to articulate their feelings and opinions more clearly after the chance to stop and take note.”


PSHE Lead & Yr 1 teacher
St Christopher’s Primary, Oxford

“Amy worked with us to help introduce the concept of mindfulness and ideas for mindfulness practice to teachers working in international schools globally through a series of blog posts and a webinar. She is very effective at demystifying mindfulness and challenging pre-conceptions teachers might have about introducing the practice in schools. In her work, she uses a rare combination of academic rigour, direct educational experience and a real connection and empathy, which makes her a very credible and relatable presenter and teacher.”

Product Marketing Manager – International Schools, Pearson