Whole School Resilience Building Impact Report, Misterton, Nottinghamshire, 2017

“We had tried breathing techniques, but Each Amazing Breath CIC gave us the in-school support and professional knowledge behind the practice to make this work with the whole school – and keep on working. Take Five is now our go-to strategy for building resilience and giving our children the self-help strategies young people need in today’s world.”
Jane Cappleman-Jackson – Headteacher, Misterton Primary School.

This report overviews the impact of ‘Take Five’ as a Whole School Resilience Building Programme at Misterton Primary School, Nottinghamshire.

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Whole School Resilience Building Impact Report, Misterton, Nottinghamshire, 2017

This report overviews the impact of ‘Take Five’ as a Whole School Resilience Building Programme at Misterton Primary School, Nottinghamshire.

The work was funded through Health Education England Innovation Pilot and Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group as part of ‘Future in Mind – Promoting, Protecting and Improving our Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing’.

The report finds that the staff at Misterton Primary School truly embraced ‘Take Five’ and found numerous benefits across the school including:

  • Improving the children’s capacity to deal with their own emotions and challenges,
  • Helping children to achieve academically by having a positive impact on attendance,
  • Reducing the amount of staff time involved with behaviour,
  • Improving mindset for learning,
  • Significant positive impact on behaviour at lunchtimes.
  • Helped a child who was at ‘risk of exclusion’ move from a place of inability to manage his own emotions to being able to turn things around and become a ‘Take Five’ Ambassador

The report also finds that the children themselves have noticed how ‘Take Five’ is helping them with:

  • Managing their own behaviour in challenging situations,
  • Helping them notice, reduce and manage anger and stress,
  • Helping with focus in class,
  • One film shares insight into how Take Five has been able to help one young boy deal with a challenging life situation by ‘lifting a lot off my shoulders.’

The report acknowledges that the growing funding base of Each Amazing Breath CIC (through public health, community foundations and Nottingham community Foundation), exemplifies the belief across Nottinghamshire that we are working together with clear insight around some of the most ‘challenged’ communities, namely the vision that it really is possible to cultivate resilience, wellbeing and strength in every household.

Sincere gratitude to the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation for providing funding for the full report and film, which showcases the sense of children growing in strength and capacity through their daily ‘Take Five’ Practices.

To read the full report, which includes links to 9 short films which total 11 mins of viewing, please DOWNLAOD HERE.

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