As a previous SENCO, serving on SLT and full time classroom teacher, I know the challenges many SENCOs face. Since 2009, I have worked with organisations such as nasen and other SENCO Award providers to explore SENCO well-being.
In 2016, I was involved in four main projects to support and extend SENCO well-being:
A FREE Time Management ebook for SENCOs. Feedback in applying this bespoke approach has been every encouraging and positive. Give it a try!
Training on ‘Reducing the SEND paperwork’. This will continue into 2017 – outcomes that have been shared by attendees confirm the need to streamline the paperwork trail to make it effective and meaningful.
Introduced a low-cost/high-impact CPD model for SENCOs to support other staff on an on-going basis.
To support, sustain and develop long-standing SENCOs, we launched SENCo Masterclass. This will continue in 2017 and beyond, with an added approach that will support all SENCOs in their long-term professional development.
Based on the concepts of #teacher5aday by Martyn Reah and his global team; we are now launching #senco5aday:
To stay connected and to share strategies to support #senco5aday - do fill in the form on the website.
We are a group of teachers who care about the wellbeing of teachers. With your help, we want to publish a journal. The aim of the journal is to guide teachers through a year of looking after themselves really well.
Wellbeing and Soul Making for Schools and Colleges
My support for schools and colleges develops and sustains deep wellbeing practices for staff and students alike. These programmes contribute to motivation, creative learning, achievement and the building of excellent pastoral systems. They are based on many years of practice and research in education - and particularly in staff and student wellbeing*.
Consultancy and advice services to schools and colleges include:
support and advice in setting up deep wellbeing practices in your establishment.
providing you with the knowledge you will need to set up and sustain integral wellbeing work.
support in recruiting and utilising counsellors and creating wellbeing programmes for your staff.
running wellbeing surveys, stress audits, focus groups and training programmes.
providing staff support though soulful conversations and coaching.
Talks and workshops are available for training days, conferences & events.
A range of talks and workshops can be provided to individual institutions and for conferences and larger events. These can include:
the how and why of wellbeing in schools, colleges and education workplaces.
managing stress and emotional arousal for thinking, learning and behaviour.
building integral wellbeing to support healthy, energetic, engaged life and work.
the importance of modelling by staff when talking about wellbeing with students.
links between wellbeing, motivation and achievement - in adults and children alike!
deeper concepts like calling, flow and authenticity, and how they support creative learning.
how listening supports wider pastoral and academic work in schools or colleges.
trying out practical listening skills in a safe and secure setting.
how adults in school can listen to students in ways that make a difference.
contexts and confidentiality - and how to ask the right sorts of questions.
how listening can be embedded as part of your vision, policies and practices.
Based in Norwich, we provide innovative training and coaching packages for Primary Educators. We offer a range of bespoke services to schools and independent teachers and trainees. The model is designed to fit your need - from one-to-one coaching to large group training. Our flexible venue packages enable our clients to choose the venue which makes them feel most comfortable; school, a neutral training venue, your own home, or even a cafe or pub! Our aim is to provide a professional practical experience focused on support and impact.
What impact will I have on your school?
Outstanding teaching and learning
Confident and motivated staff
Supported and skilled NQTs
Organised and efficient classrooms
High retention rates
School counselling – promoting psychological well-being for teachers and support staff
Schools are not always easy places to work. As well as the demands and expectations placed on pupils, teachers, including head teachers, teaching assistants and other support staff can also be affected by stress, anxiety, conflict, behavioural and other problematic issues. Thankfully dedicated school counselling and mediation services are available to provide much needed help and support.
Inspiring educators to create schools that nourish
I'm Angela and I work with teachers and educators wanting to create schools that nourish.
I inspire education folk to bring creativity and heart to the fore to bring about lasting and meaningful change.
How can I help you?
With a career spanning nearly 40 years in education, both mainstream and special schools and currently in post, I can say ‘I’ve been there and I am still there!’
I understand the culture of schools and the dynamics within a department. The constant pressure to keep up with new initiatives and the resulting workload. Needing to feel valued and supported and feeling confident to express your opinions. Don’t wait until you are completely burnt out before seeking help, so that you can put a stress management strategy in place.
I can help you to gain clarity. First of all, to define and understand the causes of stress and how to recognise stress in yourself and others.
Together, we will identify your own particular stressors—from the outside and the inside, then work together to create your own blueprint for recovery.
This may include:
Relaxation and wellbeing techniques
Writing for emotional release
Creating a better work/life balance
Goal setting and other skills
Most importantly, I would like to help you to learn the tools of Resilience (the power to bounce back), so that you can thrive in any situation, to experience fulfilment and satisfaction at work and in your personal life.
I offer one to one stress management coaching for teachers as well as workshops for larger groups and organisations.
We want to keep teachers in teaching. We do this by being the only charity in the UK to provide practical and emotional telephone and online support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to any teacher, at any stage of their career, at any age, in any role, in any type of school, with any union.
Do you want to retain your best teachers?
Do you want to optimise your teachers' investment in the school?
Do you want your teachers to go that extra mile?
Do you want your teachers to get the best results from their pupils?
If the answer is 'YES, YES, YES and YES', then you need to offer them Wellbeing Coaching…
Hannah Massarella, founder of Bird, is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, having trained with the highly respected Coaches Training Institute. Hannah has worked in the non profit and public sectors for over ten years. Having burnt out whilst working in advocacy for female survivors of violence Hannah decided there must be a way other passionate, intelligent and creative individuals could continue to do similar work but in a sustainable way, that didn't impact their health.
Hannah, along with her fellow CPCC colleagues at Bird, now brings Co-Active coaching into non profits and public sector organisations, working with everyone from CEO to individual staff members. The key areas of focus are:
- Being with difficult emotions
- Recognising and 'taming' self sabotaging thoughts
- Establishing core values and purpose
- Acknowledging and celebrating core skills and strengths
Key outcomes include increased sense of empowerment, stronger leadership skills, feeling more 'in charge' of external challenges, greater ability to 'be with' challenging situations (aka increased resilience) and feeling more at peace on the inside.
Browse or search our directory of the best resources for School Staff Wellbeing. We gather the best blog posts, professional services and information here as well as on on our articles and blog posts and recruitment and retention pages.
If you are looking for research to support your work on Staff wellbeing, pop over to our research page.
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