It has been a long week; full of the usual strains that come with leadership in times of austerity. A couple of unsettled nights caused by irrational worry and a poorly child. So, on Thursday morning when I woke up tired and snow was forecast, I almost gave up on the idea of driving to … Continue reading Professor Sir Tim comes to Scotland.
“If a member of staff in a school admits to stress/mental health issues they might as well be signing their resignation.” This is a quote that I put on Twitter the weekend as a poll, asking people to say whether they agree or not. Why? A friend who is a teacher in England and whom … Continue reading So I did a poll about mental health…
Yesterday I had the tremendous good fortune to attend a lecture and masterclass with Karin Chenoweth (http://www.karinchenoweth.com/). The event had been organised by SCEL and I had been invited on the basis of having done ‘Into Headship’ last year. As Gillian Hamilton, CEO said in her welcome, Karin is a writer/author whose titles say it … Continue reading It can be done. Inspiration from Karin Chenoweth.
This is a slightly edited repost of a previous post. Some time back a colleague was upset by the way that we had handled an incident in school. He quoted the idea that in the GP surgery there is a sign saying 'we do not tolerate physical or verbal abuse' and said that we should adopt the … Continue reading Too idealistic?