Building leadership for resilience, wellbeing and retention in our schools: an information and training session for school leaders

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Teachers – want to develop better mental health for your students? Start with yourselves!

In May 2016, shortly after leaving her role as Mental Health Champion for Schools, Natasha Devon (@NatashaDevonMBE) said the following:  “Above all, I kept repeating what I still consider to be the most crucial point of all during discussions at … Read More

School course, bury st edmunds

Developing resilience and wellbeing for you and your school – October 6 2016

Developing Resilience and wellbeing for you and your school October 6, 9 – 5pm, Lavenham, Suffolk. Cost £180 including lunch, materials and follow – up support. Co – leaders: Ian Flintoff (former Headteacher/Director of Affirm); Carole Baker, (yoga and wellness … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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