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“Women are just better at some things!” ????

diversity, Education, equality, human rights, inclusion, leadership, racism, sexism, sexual harassment, staff wellbeing

The Roots of Sexism and Misogyny and How to Address Them – Part 1 It’s still a man’s world! Unfortunately, in spite of making huge strides in women’s rights over the past century, this holds true in many ways. Some…

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Tackling Misogyny & Sexual Harassment

diversity, Education, equality, human rights, inclusion, mental health, sexism, sexual harassment, teaching

I frequently run workshops in schools on sex and relationships. As part of these workshops I spend considerable time addressing respect, self-respect, consent and sexual harassment. Along the way I  ask students to discuss these five questions in groups: Would…

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How to start tackling racism in your school

diversity, Education, equality, human rights, inclusion, racism

The past couple of years have exposed in alarming ways just how much racism still pervades society and remains inherent in the national consciousness, institutions and systems. Racial inequality is undeniable. To quote just a few examples from the UK:…

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Read this if you want your staff or students to perform better

Business Coaching, Education, human rights, leadership, motivation, racism, staff wellbeing, team building

If your staff or students aren’t performing well, is it down to you? It has long been accepted wisdom that people perform better or worse in work and life in proportion to their self-belief. Henry Ford is reported to have…

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Can we stop racism?

Education, human rights, leadership, Life Skills, racism

The past year has again brought to the fore the reality of racial inequality in our world and the ongoing experience for so many of injustice and prejudicial treatment because of race and colour. Following the shocking scenes of George…

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School Leaders: Are you doing too much?

Education, leadership, mental health, motivation, staff wellbeing, teaching

How changing your assumptions about leadership can transform outcomes & help you maintain a balanced life. In the last SLT I was a part of we went for a team weekend break. It was the only time it had ever…

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Why NOW is the time to re-shape education!

Education, Job Market, leadership, Life Skills, motivation, teaching

Since the government announced that this year’s A Level and GCSE exams will once again be scrapped I have heard numerous comments from students and staff along these lines… “Well what’s the point in the rest of the year’s lessons…

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Which is most important? Character or Competence

Business Coaching, Education, leadership, motivation, staff wellbeing, team building

(Or why 74 million Americans voted for Trump) Character or competence? I wonder what your instinctive reaction is… “Depends on the context” you might say? In a friend? In a teacher/ mentor? In a boss? In a political leader? Of…

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A Crisis of Hope: How Covid is affecting mental health in schools.

Education, leadership, mental health, motivation, staff wellbeing, teaching

Recent surveys have shown that: two thirds of young people (68%) said their mental health got worse during lockdown. young people are more likely to have experienced poor mental health during lockdown than adults.[i] more than 50% of teachers report…

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Letter to my Daughter starting University

Business Coaching, Education, leadership, Life Skills, mental health, motivation

Dear Amy-Beth   It feels crazy that you are leaving for university so soon after being born! The past 18 years have been amazing but they have flown by far too quickly. I worry that I have not told you…

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