On Wednesday, a wide range of our staff had training in the ‘MindUp’ Programme. This is a whole school programme designed to help children develop ways to think more positively, be able to respond to situations by thinking rather than reacting irrationally and improve their focus and engagement in school. Over the next week, classes will be introduced to the first three lessons which focus on understanding how the brain works, being able to focus attention and being mindful. Claire Farrell, who some of you may remember from our work on ‘Growth Mindset’ is delivering the training and a session for parents and interested parties on the evening of 6th February. More details to follow.