Wellbeing for School Leaders during difficult times

by | Jun 1, 2020 | Inclusion, Leadership | 0 comments

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Headteachers, Governors and School Leaders have had to make some impossible decisions lately.

In the UK our lack of clear guidelines from government, has led to many Heads having to interpret – but not really know if they are doing the right thing; and the right thing by whom? Enabling more pupils to return to school sooner may be better for some pupils – but how does that affect their Teaching Assistants who have children of their own with asthma? – and other such questions race past their minds regularly.

In the midst of all this, it is important that School Leaders – the very ones making the tough decisions, are cared for too. I have recently had the pleasure of working with Kimberley Evans from Nourish the Workplace, in our Education Wellbeing Collective. She has created a quick guide that I was keen to share with the leaders in my community. On chatting to Kimberley about it she confessed:

“It feels like the basics – but this is what’s needed, and leaders are not always getting the chance to do them.”

From my interactions with leaders in the past few weeks, unfortunately I have found this is true.

Take a look at this poster – pick two things.

Commit to them, give them a go.

Please pass on this resources to any School Leaders you know who will benefit – we need to look after you at this time too!

Click here to download this resource as a PDF

Wellbeing resource for Heads and Leaders



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