staff wellbeing

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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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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#doingschooldifferently

Education, leadership, staff wellbeing, teaching

I will add to this blog on a regular basis over the next few weeks. I will be tweeting my additions at @PRadfordSpeaker on Twitter. Please follow me there:  but I will also keep adding them here so that it’s…

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Why ‘good’ is better than ‘perfect’

leadership, Life Skills, mental health, motivation, staff wellbeing

“Nobody’s perfect.” This is a fairly universally held assertion. But I think it’s wrong. Not because some people are in fact perfect but more because everyone is. The statement includes an assumption: that there is such a thing as perfect;…

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36 suggestions to transform the teaching profession!

Business Coaching, Education, leadership, mental health, motivation, staff wellbeing, teaching, team building

These 36 suggestions have come out of lots of years working in and with schools. The teaching profession is haemorrhaging teachers at an unprecedented rate: 20% plan to leave in the next two years, 40% in the next five years! Lots…

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What’s the ONE thing your staff want most?

Business Coaching, Job Market

What drives human beings?  If we could nail this one then success might be less elusive?  According to Daniel Pink in his book Drive, two basic drives of human behaviour have dominated our understanding and practice: Motivation 1.0 is the drive to…

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Not paying attention to staff wellbeing could cost you a fortune!

Business Coaching

Poor mental health in the workplace costs UK businesses over £8 billion per year. That’s not just because 12.7% of all sickness days are due to mental health problems, but also because when your staff are below par, they are…

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