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
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.
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.
If you consider one of the many products of your school to be exam results, the production capacity comes from the teachers. If you wish to raise your standards, it is essential to invest in your machinery. If you never service your car it’s performance will become worse not better.
We believe that Every Child Matters, but what about their teachers? At Butterfly Effect Coaching, the teacher is just as important. Coaching works by encouraging individuals to achieve professional AND personal growth. It empowers and enables them to concentrate on recognising their goals and improving their skills. This directly benefits your school with improved results, and also improved motivation and morale of your staff.
Butterfly Effect Coaching can offer Workshops, or one-to-one coaching. Some of the coaching workshops available include:
Ensuring a work/life, and setting goals in each area
Time Management and goal pursuit
Individual Responsibility for Effectiveness
Tools for great communication
How to create a Win Win situation
Monitoring and Evaluating goals
Removing Self Limiting Beliefs
Increasing personal confidence, for all areas of life
How to love your job
Butterfly Effect Coaching is run by Vicky Kelly, certified Life Coach, hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner and is based in Leigh on Sea. A Master of the Complementary Medical Association, Vicky is insured and CRB checked. As well as being a qualified and experienced coach, Vicky also has years of experience working within a corporate environment, and within a school environment. Knowing the stresses of teaching life, her vision is to enable teachers to perform better, believe in the abilities of themselves and their students and to ensure a healthy work/life balance, so that the students benefit from effective happy teachers.
Invest in your staff, invest in the future of your school
The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, exists to strengthen the mental health of the next generation by supporting schools to make a positive change at all levels of the UK’s education system, thereby improving outcomes and life chances. This initiative, being led by Carnegie School of Education, is focused on evidence-based solutions which address schools’, pupils and parents/carers needs; the development of a professional community of school mental health experts; and leading innovation within the area.
We work with schools, organisations and professionals committed to ensuring that mental health difficulties do not limit success at school and beyond. We seek partnerships and collaborations to drive forward this agenda.
Our work focuses on these areas:
Professional development for everyone working in schools. A suite of programmes and learning ensuring relevance for all school colleagues.
Practitioners network. The development of a professional community for those (leading the agenda of mental health in schools), to deepen learning and (share best practice) harness a wealth of experience.
Providing support and guidance for schools. Resources which help schools develop and improve their mental health policies and practices.
Annual conference. A large scale event to profile innovative and proven work, deepen understanding and support the link between policy and practice.
School Mental Health Quality Mark. An accreditation for Schools to evidence and show effectiveness and impact of their whole school approach to Mental Health.
Research. To ensure that interventions are evidence-based and that we’ll produce best practice publications.
Collaboration with strategic partners. To develop strategic partnerships with other like-minded organisations to work collaboratively to develop provision and support for schools.
As an ex teacher with 15 years experience in mainstream and EBD 11 to 18 years provision, I love learning and have a distinction in a Personal Coaching Diploma from the Coaching Academy. I work one to one with staff face-to-face, by phone and over Skype to support them to get from where they are now to where they want to be. I, myself, left teaching due to severe work related illness and am passionate that others should have access to support to regain and enhance confidence, resilience and self-fulfillment.
I also deliver in-service training to introduce teachers and leaders to coaching through an interactive group coaching session. Please contact me if you’d like to find out more.
I welcome enquiries from all teachers – newly qualified right through to senior leaders who are looking to engage in coaching in one of more of the following areas:
General Work Related Stress and Anxiety
Continuing Professional Development
Confidence and Resilience
Assessment and/or Inspection Issues
This list is not exhaustive so please feel free to contact me to arrange a free, confidential discussion on any other concerns you may have in relation to your career.
One to one personalised support for staff
High-level, independent, tailor-made coaching for school leaders delivered by an experienced teacher and Accredited Life Coach.
This professional support assists school staff to greater personal and organisational effectiveness.
Who is this programme for?
The coaching is targeted at senior leaders in schools especially those relatively new in post. Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, and school leaders have increased demands on their time, energy and stress levels, often feel isolated and in need of impartial, professional support as a sounding board and catalyst for positive change.