Each of the Well-beeings encourage us to focus on different areas of well-being!
Let’s meet them…
Hi! I’m Bee Mindful
Hi! I’m Bee Connected
Hi! I’m Bee Active
Hi! We’re the Social Bees
Hi! I’m Bee Thoughtful
Each of the Bees were developed to coordinate with the new Curriculum for Wales and link to the statements of what matters in the Health and Well-being Area of Learning Experience.
The Well-beeings provide a child-friendly and engaging way to help children understand the importance of taking care of their mental health and well-being.
Meet the Team
Inspirational Futures was developed by Kate, Jill and Laura. They are three qualified teachers with over 50 years combined experience, working with pupils aged from 4 to 11. The company was created due to their combined passion for supporting child well-being and their commitment to promoting positive mental health habits for all.
Jill Cushion - Founder
Jill qualified as a teacher in 1994 and has worked in a variety of primary schools throughout South Wales. She was Foundation Phase Leader, in charge of pupil well-being, then became Deputy Head.
She was also responsible for leading a ‘well-being watch’ group within her school working with teenagers and young people in Merthyr Tydfil. Jill has a Masters Degree in Education where she specialised in behaviour modification and works part time as a literacy support teacher.
Kate Spear - Founder
Kate has worked within a variety of primary and comprehensive schools since 2007 and qualified as a teacher in 2010. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and has extensive experience working with pupils with additional learning needs. Kate runs activity clubs to enhance social opportunities for children within their local community.
Kate is trained in Mental Health First Aid and is currently completing a Masters Degree focusing on childhood and mental health.
Laura Geary - Founder
Teaching in the special educational needs field for over 14 years, leading in Health and Well-being. Laura holds a Certificate in Additional Learning Needs as well as being a certified THRIVE practitioner.
Laura is an advocate of mindfulness and developing positive mental health strategies, providing people with the opportunity to support others as well as look after themselves. A firm believer in pupil voice and pupil led learning she works hard to ensure that everyone in her care feels valued and appreciated.