Inquiry Focused School Improvement

Upcoming events


ASK0148 - Supporting Positive Behaviours

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 9:00 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK Memebrship, £95pp non-ASK members

Suitable for: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors, Inclusion Leads/SENCO’s, Pastoral Support


  • Stress and anxiety- how to explain what this is to children, to help their understanding.
  • Looking after our mental health with the 10 keys to happier living prevention strategies.
  • How to include relaxation techniques everyday in your busy classroom- for you and the children.
  • Creating a ‘panic attack’ coping plan.
  • Creating a ‘Stress Busting’ resource.
  • Sharing resources and best practise from schools.
  • Learning about self-regulation with ‘Zones of Regulation’ resources.


  • Improving school refusal and attendance.
  • Building a strong, resilient learner.
  • Creating a calm, happy environment where learning and understanding grows.
  • Improves relationships and behaviour, supporting the learning environment.
  • Resources to support relaxation, reducing panic or anxiety. 
  • Removes the barrier of anxiety to aid learning and concentration. 

ASK0146 - Challenging Times - Bitesize Resiliency Programme

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 3:45 pm -4:45 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£ Included in ASK Offer

Event Type : Multiple Events, Attend All

A resilience programme for NQTs, RQTs & those in school new to role . The programme is designed to support capacity to recover quickly, remain effective and maintain a good sense of wellbeing. Through these six weekly sessions we will explore how to reconnect with previous successes and strengths alongside learning new strategies and techniques for managing an ever changing world and supporting your own wellbeing.

The sessions will take place after school (3.45-4.45pm) via Zoom:

Wednesday 22th September 2021
Wednesday 29th September 2021
Wednesday 6th October 2021
Wednesday 13th October 2021
Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Wednesday 10th November 2021


ASK0147 - Protective Behaviours in the Classroom

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 9:00 am -3:30 pm
Included in ASK membership; £95pp non-ASK members

Suitable for: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors, Inclusion Leads/SENCO’s, Pastoral Support


  • Reviewing the themes and theoretical frameworks around Protective Behaviours.
  • Opportunities to discuss applications and practice with examples from schools.
  • Creating your own classroom PB Resources.
  • How to involve parents/carers with this approach.
  • Integrating PB’s into your creative/themed curriculum.


  • Children feel safe at school and know how to cope when they don’t feel safe.
  • Creating a classroom that supports and promotes positive mental health.
  • Resources to inform and guide teaching practice.
  • Information sharing to support family’s knowledge and understanding. 
  • Applying this approach into everyday learning experiences, linking with curriculum subjects. 

ASK0130 : Teach.b - To train to teach mindfulness to 11-18 year olds

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 9:00 am -2:30 pm
Remotely Delivered by Zoom Session
£608pp Members. £730pp Non-members

This programme will be delivered remotely.

All Sessions must be attended.

  • Tuesday 19th October 2021 9.30am-3pm
  • Wednesday 20th October 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Thursday 21st October 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Friday 22nd October 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Saturday 23rd October 2021 9.45am-2.30pm

You must have completed an MBSR course, MBCT course, or a .b Foundations, a .begin or The Present course. More information is available: 

Prerequisites for Teach .b Training | Mindfulness in Schools Project

This course involves an exploration of the pedagogy of the .b curriculum, and opportunities to practise teaching the key exercises, in order to leave feeling confident and empowered to teach the curriculum to young people. 

Participants will be taught the lessons in ‘real time’ with opportunities to discuss the pedagogy of each lesson and how it can best be taught to a group of young people in different settings. There will also be opportunities to work with other participants guiding them, and being guided by them, in the main mindfulness practices from the lessons.

Further information is available: Teach .b (11 - 18) | Mindfulness in Schools Project 


ASK0131 : Teach Paws B - To train to teach mindfulness to 7-11 year olds

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 9:30 am - Sat, 20 Nov 2021 2:30 pm
£452pp ASK Members. £542 Non-members

This Programme will be delivered remotely.

All sessions must be attended.

  • Wednesday 24th November 2021 9.30am-3pm
  • Thursday 25th November 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Friday 26th November 2021 9.45am-3pm
  • Saturday 27th November 2021 9.45am-2.30pm.

You must have completed an MBSR course, MBCT course, or a .b Foundations, a .begin or The Present course. More information is avaiable: Prerequisites for Teach Paws b Training | Mindfulness in Schools Project 

This training course is for those who wish to teach mindfulness to 7-11 year olds. The course consists of real-time lessons, pedagogy sessions, discussion groups and opportunities to practise guiding the Paws b practices with each other.

Our hope for this course is threefold: to equip participants with the materials and understanding of the curriculum to be able to begin teaching the lessons straight away; to continue to support the development of personal mindfulness practice; to encourage the development of a sense of community amongst participants beyond the course as they go on to work with the young people in their settings.

Further information is available: Teach Paws b (7 - 11) | Mindfulness in Schools Project



ASK0054 : Teach Mindfulness to Children



Venue to be Confirmed
£ Included in ASK Offer

Mindfulness practice increases children’s awareness of self, others and help them to direct their attention and control distraction.  In partnership with MISP (Mindfulness in Schools Programme), Inspire is offering training to teach mindfulness to primary aged pupils through the paws b curriculum.  This is a high quality training where the techniques and materials provided are fully grounded in research and evidence based practice emanating from Oxford, Cambridge and Bangor Universities.

Our Address


Central Office
Bridgewater Primary School
Bridgewater Drive

Phone Contacts

Operational Lead

Ali Buttress : 01604 434611

Chair of Trustees

Dr Lorraine Cullen : 07866 631 929

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