school leadership

Teacher & Student Wellbeing: The Problem & How We Can Fix It.

children's mental health, Education, leadership, Life Skills, mental health, motivation, staff wellbeing, student mental health, teaching, team building

Teaching is the best job in the world. I have no doubt about it. To have the privilege of each day walking into a room and being able to shape and mould the minds and lives of young people is…

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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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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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