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Book Review: Wholesome Leadership by Tom Rees

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a primary teacher, it’s a treat to read a leadership book aimed at primary leaders (although much of this book would resonate with early years, secondary and FE leaders too). The book itself, after the introductory chapters, focuses on four areas, laid out on the cover; the heart, head, hands and health of school […]

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Education for the Soul Conference Giveaway

Reading Time: 2 minutes We are delighted to have partnered with @VivGrant and @Edu4TheSoul to offer a special hamper of resources, books and prizes for teachers and school leaders – this time to mark the upcoming “Education for the Soul” Conference that will take place in Euston on 18th October. This fantastic prize bundle includes: A pack of Strength cards from […]

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How to reduce stress through good communication

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest blog by Karen Dempster, Co-Founder of Fit2Communicate. Fit2Communicate comprises Justin Robbins and Karen Dempster who are communication professionals, Fellows of the Institute of Internal Communication, and parents of school aged children. They founded Fit2Communicate in 2014 to raise the standard of communication in all schools by harnessing the power of communication between the […]

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‘Invest in the best! People are our priority and from this investment great things will happen.’

Reading Time: 5 minutes A case study by @JoMcShaneEdu from The Little Book of Flourishing Schools. Catherine Skinn, Principal, Kingfisher Primary, Doncaster https://www.astrea-kingfisher.org/ Contact: principal@astrea-kingfisher.org  In a time where teaching is more challenging than it has ever been with greater and greater expectations placed on teachers, a school MUST invest in teachers as professionals to enable them to be more than […]

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Placing Mindfulness at the Core of School Life at Aureus School, Oxfordshire

Reading Time: 4 minutes A case study by @JoMcShaneEdu from The Little Book of Flourishing Schools Julie Hunter, Deputy Headteacher: Culture and Wellbeing @MsHMFL  www.aureusschool.org ‘Happy children learn. A school which is truly flourishing will have wellbeing for all top of their agenda every day.’ Julie Hunter  Background to the school culture: Aureus School is a brand new, state of the […]

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Why we Need to Get Serious about the Well-Being of School Leaders

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post by @Vivgrant. Throughout most of last year it seemed that the whole of the Education sector was on high alert. There were numerous reports about the impact of the teacher recruitment and retention crisis and the number of School Leaders set to the leave the profession; with media outlets suggesting that English Schools may […]

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Exclusive Interview with Jill Berry

Reading Time: 6 minutes We recently grabbed the chance to chat with the inspirational Jill Berry about wellbeing, communication and social media! 1 – How do you look after your own wellbeing?   I know it’s challenging, but I’ve always been good at putting things into compartments and carving out time for myself, even when I was a head (which […]

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Reflections

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest post by @GovPurple  Mirror, mirror on the wall…..well not THAT sort of reflection! We have started the summer break and I don’t know about you but I am shredding paperwork I no longer need and putting saved documents into folders. I have only 5 icons on my desktop which take me to my folders. […]

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Twinkl Staff Well-Being Award

Reading Time: < 1 minute Did you know that Twinkl, the popular primary resources site, has launched a Staff Well-being Award? In order to qualify, participating schools complete an application, providing evidence of good practice in 3 areas: Leadership, Policy Development, and Staff Culture. The application document itself is a straightforward checklist of steps schools can take to support staff wellbeing […]