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Resources to support well-being of headteachers and teaching staff

Updated: 5 days ago

‘Wellbeing is not about fluffy, bolt-on things. At the heart of teacher, wellbeing is a sense of professional integrity and trust.'

Emma Kell @thosethatcan Adrian Bethune @AdrianBethune


Headteacher’s and Teachers Well-being




New senior leader planner to help support leaders in the schools. www.headteachers.org


One Education

Marvellous May





QDP Services

QDP are the leading independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the UK Education & Skills Sector. Our wellbeing surveys are designed to specifically highlight areas of concern and drill down to uncover the source. We host the largest set of external comparison data which provides essential context to your results. Every survey includes easily digestible reporting, which provides recognized evidence for inspection, self-assessment, and improvement strategy. http://qdpservices.co.uk


School Advisory Service and National Governance Association

SAS Relaxation Podcast

SAS - The Relaxation Room

Schools Advisory Service and National Governance Association have produced 'Promoting a culture of wellbeing in schools and trusts'.

https://www.nga.org.uk/Knowledge-Centre/Best-use-of-Resources/Staffing/Teacher-workload-and-wellbeing/Promoting-wellbeing-an-evaluation-tool-for-governi.aspx

Maria Brosnan

https://schooladvice.co.uk/sleep-well-in-troubled-times/

SCRTracker

Advice for school and university leaders: How to support your community's mental health and well-being during Coronavirus

https://www.scrtracker.com/blog/how-to-support-your-community-mental-health-during-coronavirus


The Education Support Partnership is a charity that supports teachers, and school leader. They do a fantastic job. A Headteacher Darren Morgan has written a blog about coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/blogs/7-tips-headteachers-coping-coronavirus-pandemic


Bounce Together

Mental Wellbeing in Schools


Education Support @EdSupportUK

Free counselling for education staff

The 4 Rs to manage stress by @MrsHumanities

8 reasons to take part in Strides Against Stress


Anna Freud

Anna Freud: Supporting Staff Wellbeing in Schools


Mind Charity

https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/mind-responds-to-changes-to-the-mental-health-act-in-emergency-covid-19-legislation/


Headrest

https://www.headrestuk.co.uk/headwell

RECHARGING THE BATTERY Mariella Ardron @MariellaArdron

FROM THE HEART: WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO Emma Marshall @MusicCPDandMore

To all headteachers Lisa Pettifer @Lisa7Pettifer

FINDING LOVE AND SANITY, EVEN IN THE MIDST OF THIS Maggie Farrar @FarrarMaggie

THAT SUNDAY FEELING ON A CONTINUOUS LOOP Narinder Gil @NarinderGill01

LEGACY Richard Gerver @richardgerver

Buzz for Coaching

Jon from Buzz for Coaching is offering a free 30 mins call.

https://www.integritycoaching.co.uk/headteacher-support


Well Schools

Well Schools aims to help improve education outcomes by placing wellbeing at its very heart to support school staff, senior leaders and young people.

https://www.well-school.org/


Headspace for Educators



Blogs



Taking the temperature: wellbeing in a remote setting – Kat Howard ⁦

@SaysMiss

https://saysmiss.wordpress.com/2021/01/16/taking-the-temperature-wellbeing-in-a-remote-setting/



David Rushby from Nautilus Education

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:share:6758380424466198528/


Excellent blog by Emma Turner (@Emma_Turner75) about lightening the responsibilities of leaders.


Inspirational leader Jeremy Hannay of Three Bridges Primary School blogs about different aspects of leadership. No Ordinary Classroom a must-read for every leader.


Great blog by Professor Rachel Lofthouse - Sustaining a Vital Profession; the impact of Leadership Coaching in schools


The Positive Principal - Leading Through the Pandemic: Is School Leader Loneliness Increasing Under COVID?


A great blog by Dan Edwards

https://leadinginthenow.org/2020/11/02/repositioning-the-doughnuts/


Maria Brosnan

https://martynreah.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/learn-your-way-to-wellbeingmaria-brosnan-pursuit-wellbeing-interviews-patrick-ottley-oconnor-for-teacher5aday-slowchat8/amp/?__twitter_impression=true



Research


The Chartered College of Teaching offers a superb way for teachers to access research on a range of different topic, including wellbeing.


Podcasts

We Lead Well Podcast

Well being ideas by Dan Edwards.

https://podbean.com/ew/pb-3mhsx-f8241c…

Creating networks works! By Jonathan Coy @headteacherchat


#TinyVoiceTalks

Being Seen, with Zena Zenonos-Walker @ZenonosZena

Potential with Maria Richards @Infeducation

Growth, with Chris Harrison @MrHtheteacher

Investment, with Nicola Owen @spheonix78

Authenticity, with Matt Dechaine @mattdechaine


Naylor's Natter

Kat Howard -https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/stop-talking-about-wellbeing-with-kat-howard/id1448601060?i=1000447602637

Lisa Fathers - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mentally-healthy-schools-work-teaching-school-lisa/id1448601060?i=1000460865978

Bukky Yusuf - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/teacher5aday-week-and-teacher-wellbeing-with-bukky-yusuf/id1448601060?i=1000458161867


Halcyon Education Podcasts on Mental Health

https://halcyon.education/podcasts/


We are in Beta - Hannah Wilson - https://weareinbeta.substack.com/p/hannah-wilson-executive-headteacher


From Page to Practice Podcast - https://pagepracticepodcast.podbean.com/e/episode-12-stop-talking-about-wellbeing/


Great podcast by Professor Rachel Lofthouse - https://faculti.net/specialist-expertise-in-coaching-headteachers/


Don't Shoot the Deputies: Wellbeing Webinar 1 - Seeing wellbeing differently

What if our wellbeing wasn't so dependent on exterior factors? What if wellbeing is part of our make-up rather than something we have to chase?

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wellbeing-webinar-1-seeing-wellbeing-differently/id1449384975?i=1000471936938


#NCE Live Podcast 13 - Clive Leach - A focus on Wellbeing

Great conversation with Clive Leach & Dr Matt Silver exploring well being and how it can be successfully implemented into the fabric of your organisation.

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/nce-live/nce-live-podcast-13-clive-uDO8nEbC6oY/


Pivotal Education

Why wellbeing is more important than curriculum coverage with Adrian Bethune @AdrianBethune

http://www.pivotalpodcast.com/why-wellbeing-is-more-important-than-curriculum-coverage-with-adrian-bethune-pp253/


Pursuit of Wellbeing by Maria Brosnan

Bukky Yusuf @rondelle10_b https://pursuitwellbeing.podbean.com/


Cornerstones Education

How to break the sleep stress cycle with teacher wellbeing expert, Maria Brosnan



Resources

Circle of Care by Dr Joy Taylor

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JwgVMmHotpTgTRh2dzqSQec3aSO1Fd5Y/view


CPD

Restorative Thinking

http://www.restorativethinking.co.uk/schools/restorative-practice-e-learning-cpd/


Hampshire Services

Headfirst - Wellbeing and Resilience


Books

Teacher Wellbeing & Self -Care @AdrianBethune

The Wellbeing Toolkit by @andrew_cowley23

Leaving Work at Work: A Practical Guide to Improving Work/life Balance for Educators by James Birchenough @Welleducators




People to follow on Twitter


@EdSupportUK - Educational Support Partnership

@DrRLofthouse - Professor of Teacher Education - Leeds Beckett University

@thosethatcan - Dr Emma Kell FCCT

@Saysmiss - Kat Howard

@AdrianBethune - Author of Teacher Well-being and Self-care

@andrew_cowley23



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