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Book Review: Ten Traits of Resilience by James Hilton

  James Hilton‘s new book takes a look at resilience and how school leaders can build theirs. It is built around James’s own personal experience, not only of a breakdown in his own resilience but also in the many successful years he spent in primary school leadership.  It is peppered with personal anecdotes and vignettes […]

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Book Review: Wholesome Leadership by Tom Rees

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

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

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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Exclusive Interview with Jill Berry

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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Hopeful Schools by Mary Myatt

After a hectic week, what a treat to spend Sunday afternoon in the company of the new book from Mary Myatt; Hopeful Schools, building humane communities. Mary’s point of view is unapologetically optimistic, but is it is definitely not a rose-tinted ideal. She argues for the development of realistic and positive hope in schools.  Using […]

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Exclusive Interview with James Hilton, Leading from the Edge.

Schoolwell caught up with James Hilton, Personal Development Speaker, Trainer & Author  of Leading from the Edge:  A School Leader s Guide to Recognising and Overcoming Stress. SW Hi James, thanks for speaking to us! Leading from the Edge was published in January. What has life been like for you since then? JH Things have been hectic albeit in […]