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The wellbeing of staff in schools has never been more important. With almost a third of new staff leaving the profession after just five years and 26% of teachers saying they are thinking of leaving in the next 12 months (National Foundation for Educational Research), we are facing a teacher retention crisis. The We Lead Well Podcast has been created in response to this crisis, to encourage and support schools to create places where people love to work. We support leaders to enhance the wellbeing of all staff in schools. Each week, leading educationalists share their experience, views and tips on how other school leaders can promote wellbeing in their organisations for the benefit of all staff.

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The wellbeing of staff in schools has never been more important. With almost a third of new staff leaving the profession after just five years and 26% of teachers saying they are thinking of leaving in the next 12 months (National Foundation for Educational Research), we are facing a teacher retention crisis. The We Lead Well Podcast has been created in response to this crisis, to encourage and support schools to create places where people love to work. We support leaders to enhance the wellbeing of all staff in schools. Each week, leading educationalists share their experience, views and tips on how other school leaders can promote wellbeing in their organisations for the benefit of all staff.

    Paula Kennedy - Linking with the world of business to support school improvement

    Paula Kennedy - Linking with the world of business to support school improvement

    Paula has 30 years experience of teaching and leadership in schools across London and the south of England. Formally, Paula was a Deputy head in two challenging schools giving her an insight to the demanding but rewarding role of leadership in school. Paula’s experience supports her belief that young people from all backgrounds and of all abilities deserve excellent teaching which comes from well led schools. Becoming involved in the City of London has opened her eyes to the great work that businesses and Livery companies undertake in support of education. This led to the idea of using these links or partnerships to support leaders in schools deliver great outcomes for students.

     

    Paula leads on relationships with schools, supporting the school leaders, and on developing and implementing the programme. Contact Paula at paula@inspirationforall.org.uk

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Julia Hancock - Emotional Literacy

    Julia Hancock - Emotional Literacy

    Julia is a lifelong learner and leader of learning.  She is the Director of Boundless Learning Ltd, specialising in bespoke consultancy support for leadership, learning and wellbeing, organisational development, staff development, coaching and supervision.  Julia is also a committed and passionate School Governor.

    Her extensive experience of research and development in education across a broad range of expertise is rooted in enabling emotional and cognitive development, oracy and communication, metacognition and the impact of a growth mindset on motivation and promoting self esteem so that everyone is a leader of their own learning. 

    Julia's research journey and learning have always been rooted in the promotion of EQ, developing motivation, oracy and language and the promotion of positively managing emotions and wellbeing across communities. She now works extensively in this area leading individual, organisational and group wellbeing provision across whole
    communities with Boundless Wellbeing.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Megan Corcoran - Co-creating a Wellbeing Community

    Megan Corcoran - Co-creating a Wellbeing Community

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    In this episode of the podcast, I chatted to Megan Corcoran all the way from Australia! Megan is passionate about supporting schools and organisations to become wellbeing communities. She believes that all members of a workplace can contribute to the wellbeing of the organisation and Megan can guide teams through practices and processes to have the skills to do so. Megan’s practice is trauma-informed and grounded in Wellbeing Science. She is an experienced workshop facilitator, coach and consultant, and is open to consulting and collaborating with schools, organisations and Not For Profits. Megan is also Co-Founder and Lead Facilitator at Teachers' Well

    Megan spent over eleven years teaching and leading in alternative schools for young people who have experienced trauma and/or significant disadvantage. During that time, Megan worked as a school leader in Australia’s largest alternative school, with an enrolment of 340 young people. As a leader, Megan prioritised staff wellbeing and professional practice, ensuring those choosing to do this work are well supported while developing and refining skills.

    Megan spent time volunteering as an English teacher in the West Bank, Palestine. She studied a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, investigating how belonging can provide healing and improve outcomes after experiences of childhood trauma. In 2020, she completed the Teach to Lead fellowship alongside twenty other Victorian school leaders.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Simon Antwis - Supporting our most vulnerable as we emerge from the pandemic

    Simon Antwis - Supporting our most vulnerable as we emerge from the pandemic

    Simon Antwis is an experienced head and Estyn inspector and in this episode we chat to him about the impact of the pandemic on our pupils and STEER and how it can help you identify the pupils who are the most vulnerable and at risk of facing mental health challenges.

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    • 1 hr
    Dr Rachel Briggs - Improving whole school wellbeing

    Dr Rachel Briggs - Improving whole school wellbeing

    On today's show, we welcome Dr Rachel Briggs. With over 30 years' experience as a class teacher, senior leader, in-service trainer and education researcher, Rachel has practical experience and a theoretical knowledge of the education system and the associated benefits and risks to educators’ wellbeing. 

    Rachel offers coaching and supervision (reflective and safeguarding), as supportive dialogue to improve practice/competence and wellbeing which buffer against burnout and compassion stress injuries. Her practice is informed by a ‘mobile-balance’ model of educator psychological wellbeing, developed utilising her doctoral and masters studies and research, as well as her teaching and leadership experience (SENCo, DSL, deputy/acting HT), mostly gained in mainstream schools in challenging circumstances.

    She also offers training to school staff, governors/trustees and universities/ITEs where she shares the ‘mobile-balance’ framework to enhance understanding of workplace psychological wellbeing. This can facilitate more focused and informed conversations in schools, and individuals can be supported to identify personal stressors and wellbeing enhancers so that development and support opportunities can be tailored to individual needs.

    Rachel can be found on Linked In and on Twitter at @drrachelbriggs

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Drew Povey - When the Clouds Come

    Drew Povey - When the Clouds Come

    Drew Povey is back! This time he's come to tell us all about his brilliant new book, 'When the Clouds Come' a book about how to overcome adversity and face all of the challenges that life and leadership present.  

    You can buy the book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09THQYWTZ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

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    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Ando54321 ,

A must for school leaders

The guests in this podcast really know their stuff. I’ve learned so much about how to be a better leader.

Not taken name again! ,

A great podcast for future leaders

Great insight and interesting guests. Would love to work for the leaders that are interviewed in these podcasts.

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