Leaders who look after themselves and their staff boost pupil outcomes and well – being – latest research

“Leaders’ acts of caring for the emotional lives of teachers can influence school culture, teacher commitment, teacher collective efficacy and commitment which, in turn, influences improved student learning “   “While they were caring for others, they were not caring … Read More

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Taking care of yourself is part of being resilient

I used to think that as an experienced headteacher I was a robust and resilient sort of leader, someone who could see his way through a long and challenging day, leave the school at 7pm and be ready for the … Read More

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Workplace improvement, East Anglia

The human school leader?

I once remember a headteacher recounting a tale from her career in which she had sought to set up a staff well – being group to improve morale and a sense of community amongst the staff after a difficult time … Read More

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The perils of leadership?

Revelations about Volkswagen and their “defeaters” fitted to supposedly cleaner diesel vehicles have sent shock waves through an industry in which the VW brand was thought to be synonymous with quality, reliability and ecologically sound production. Rumours abound of some … Read More

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Thriving not surviving. Fascinating new research on early career teacher resilience.

This week in thousands of schools up and down our land Newly Qualified Teachers are starting out in their first teaching job. Everything is new. They are often expected in a short space of time to have developed an effective … Read More

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So what is all this coaching malarkey?

In the course of more than one conversation with friends, colleagues or clients, this is a common question. Other variants of the question include “So we do mentoring for staff which I guess is the same thing?” or “Yeh, we … Read More

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The Sunday Question (aka how to start to raise employee engagement)

It is Sunday evening, Antiques Roadshow has just finished, the dog is now snoring after her walk, the smell of lunch is fading and your mind turns to the start of your working week. This is the moment for “The … Read More

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How to maximise engagement, Suffolk

A Business and a Life – You Can Have Both

At Affirm Consultants, our process is all about helping people find their WHY, which, for me, is a mission that’s close to my heart.  

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Resilience training, suffolk

Don’t GAMBLE with Your Business

Starting a new year is always about new beginnings and starting fresh, but it’s been a few weeks now, so are you sticking to those resolutions? Because if you’re not planning ahead, building a business on strategy and just reacting … Read More

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Promoting staff well being, Bury St edmunds

Grow Your Business in 2015 by Writing a Better Future

Can you believe we’re already more than a week into 2015? What actions have you taken to write the story of your business for the year? The future of your business – and your life – all starts with you. … Read More

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