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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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Stress and Resilience Training Giveaway with Teachminded

Reading Time: < 1 minute We have partnered with Teachminded to giveaway their acclaimed ‘Stress & Resilience’ online training course for ten staff worth £99. Learn how to reduce stress and increase resilience in the comfort of your own home, at work or indeed anywhere with a decent internet connection. Visit their site and click the button to enter! View the terms and conditions […]

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Eight Legs, Seven Attempts and Five Lessons

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest post by @htcoaching.  You probably know the old story about Robert The Bruce, displaced King of Scotland, and how he gathered the courage to face the English in battle after suffering six straight losses. After being defeated so many times he was on the verge of giving up completely. With his few remaining troops, […]

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One Oil Barrel At A Time

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest post by @htcoaching. Sometimes a task is so large and daunting that you feel like you need a run up before you begin to tackle it. You pause before you start your run up and take a handful of deep breaths. Too often that pause lasts longer than it should. You take your time, […]

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Good Is The Enemy Of The Best

Reading Time: 5 minutes             A guest post by @htcoaching What’s The Opposite Of Good? Workload is a huge issue. There are lots of different strategies you can employ to help you get through your workload more effectively, more quickly and with less stress. Nothing is more effective, however, than not actually agreeing to work […]

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TOO MANY TABS OPEN?

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post by @Claire_Fuller Do you sometimes feel that you’re juggling far too many activities and that something needs to change? Or perhaps you feel stressed or anxious but can’t quite work out why? Are you spending too much time fire-fightingand not enough time working proactively? When we are trying to do too many things […]

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Make Meetings Quicker, Efficient And More Effective

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest post from @htcoaching. Meetings can be essential and productive, while often being unnecessary and a waste of time. There are a few ways to ensure that they are the former as much of the time as possible. Firstly, recognise that the time allowed for them is not always appropriate. It’s usually too long. Meeting times tend […]

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Conflict is an inevitable consequence of school. Fact.

Reading Time: 4 minutes A Guest Post by @LoveBeingMeUK With so many factors and variables in the mix from exams, marking, peer pressure, hormones, parents, Ofsted, promotions and performance related pay, conflict will always rear its head from time to time. But, do you ever find yourself experiencing the same kind of draining disagreements or bad feeling? Because if your […]

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Wellbeing begins with you

Reading Time: 3 minutes A Guest Post by @coachingconnect The other day I was on the Tube in the rush hour. It felt uncomfortable and strange. Just 6 hours earlier I had been walking my dog across the open expanse of Dartmoor listening to skylarks and breathing in the air. Now, after arriving in London, I was squashed amongst hundreds […]