Wellbeing for Educators and Leaders in Learning puts staff wellbeing back at the heart of teaching. We help teachers actually leave work at work by helping them shift their mindset, and we help senior leaders create a school culture which makes work/life balance possible.
We are run by an educational consultant who has taught in a mainstream primary and currently leads a secondary alternative provision, giving us the expertise and experience to help individual staff and whole schools whatever they look like. We know what it’s like to be swamped by planning and marking as a teacher, and we also know what it’s like to work in a school where staff can leave at 4pm and take no work home for their evenings or weekends. More importantly, we have an excellent track record of setting a school culture where that’s actually possible, leading to staff and pupils thriving as a result.
Wellbeing support shouldn’t be a one-off staff meeting, it should be a core component of every school’s culture, and we are convinced that improving staff wellbeing is the best thing for educators, their schools, and the pupils they serve.
We operate with three key values at the core of everything we do. They are:
Listening to understand – We believe that every person’s story has value and every person’s perspective is valid. Before we give input, we want to know where things are at right now, whatever your role or level of experience. We believe that imposing a 'one size fits all' approach is not helpful, as everyone's experience is different, but taking account of people's differences and unique situation allows for real solutions to problems.
Speaking to encourage – In education the tendency can be to give feedback on what people aren’t doing well yet, and this leaves us discouraged and despondent, reducing our ability to actually make that change. We will always seek to highlight what you are doing well before offering constructive criticism, as this builds the best foundation for developmental feedback.
Committed to challenging – If we see something that isn’t right, whether it’s one person’s unhelpful thought process or a whole school system that isn’t working, we will speak it out to the appropriate people and support them in making a change. This will enable real change to be made in the lives of the educators and the students they lead.
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