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Resources to support well-being of headteachers and teaching staff

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

“Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge” -- Simon Sinek


Headteacher’s and Teachers Well-being


School Advisory Service and National Governance Association

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


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


Mind Charity

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


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/






Blogs



Six evidenced-based ways to look after your mental health during a second lockdown - @ChristianvN

https://theconversation.com/six-evidenced-based-ways-to-look-after-your-mental-health-during-a-second-lockdown-149256


https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2020/sep/teachers-wellbeing-largely-unaffected-lockdown


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

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/




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/


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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