David Bignell has worked in primary education for 30 years: eight as a classroom teacher, five as a Deputy Headteacher and seventeen as a Headteacher in three different schools.
He is currently Principal at Deanwood Primary School, part of the Howard Academy Trust.
David has worked closely with the Mindfulness in Schools Project since 2015 and has inspired many a pupil and adult with his Mindfulness training through the Paws b programme for primary pupils, the .b programme for secondary pupils and the .b foundations programme for adults. In addition he has trained with colleagues from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre to deliver the Frantic World course to adults.
David has recently set up Medway Mindfulness to bring Mindfulness to the children and the adults who care for them in the Medway Towns.