Wellbeing: going beyond the buzzword

*Some of the research and arguments presented in this blog post have been pulled from my PGCE assignment into policy and practice in education. Why wellbeing? In recent years, there has been a boom in interest in wellbeing as part of the growing mental health crisis in society. These debates have not been excluded fromContinue reading “Wellbeing: going beyond the buzzword”

What is Leadership?

This year I have been placed on a Team Leader Level 3 Apprenticeship course, or as the Federation I work for are calling it a Diploma in Team Leadership. I jumped at the chance to do this course, as even though I have been a leader and manager in my previous lives in politics andContinue reading “What is Leadership?”

Talk? Think? Teach?

You might be wondering why I have titled my blog ‘Talk, Think, Teach’ or you might be sitting there going, ‘It’s pretty obvious, why are you writing a blog post about it?’ Well, I hope it is the former, otherwise you’ve wasted time coming on to this blog post. Sorry. Anyway, for those of youContinue reading “Talk? Think? Teach?”

Advice to the Next Generation

Last week, saw the end of my two year training to become a teacher – QTS, tick. NQT, tick. Woohoo! It’s made me think about what is important to thrive as a trainee/NQT, especially as there are lots of trainees out there in the #edutwitter sphere clambering about asking what they need to do toContinue reading “Advice to the Next Generation”