online courses for NQTs and emerging leaders coming soon

How to Become a Leader in Education: The Importance of Values.

Introduction Our values are a unique blueprint of who we are. They can’t be forced on us and we are not born with them. Values are not needs such as the need for food, security or love. Our values are our essential self – the core of who we are. Having clear values simplifies decision […]

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Self-Care for Teachers

Symptoms of Poor Self-Care Teachers are givers –  freely expending time and energy to help others.  However, they often neglect giving themselves time to spend on their own wellbeing. There are many reasons why, but the results of this form of neglect are predictable. The  symptoms of poor self-care include: Having no energy and feeling […]

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The Headteacher’s Perspective

I love hearing about the reasons that led people to become teachers and what motivates them to keep going when challenges arise. No matter how long someone has been teaching, we can listen to their story and learn from their experiences. Now, the sad news is, this interview took place last year. But, 2020 proved […]

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Connect: The NQTs Perspective

Connect is a series of interviews all about teachers. I love hearing about the reasons people chose to become teachers and what motivates them to keep going when challenges arise. No matter how long someone has been teaching, we can listen to someone’s story, learn from their experience and deepen our connection. Today’s interview is […]

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How To Find Extra Time

Running out of time? I know how you feel. About twenty years ago, I started analysing how I spent my time. I was a busy teacher working full-time and had the pervading opinion that there were not enough hours in a day. Feeling harassed and stretched, I started to record how I spent time – […]

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