21 Jul 2017
July 21, 2017

Connect 5

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I’ve just had an email from one of our Parent Champion Ambassadors who keeps me updated on what she’s up to now and again, it read: “I think the energetic connection is so valuable and unique to any other training I have been on with regards to emotional resilience and coaching… I actually finished Connect.. read more →

19 Jul 2017
July 19, 2017

Is Ofsted waking up to reality?

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Ofsted will closely monitor schools that chase meaningless “badges and stickers” and turn themselves into exam factories rather than offering a well-rounded education, the chief inspector of schools in England has said. Amanda Spielman, the head of Ofsted, said school leaders should be ashamed of some of the tactics used to bolster their league table.. read more →

I was really alarmed when I read the ‘The Future of Jobs’ report by the World Economic Forum and this excerpt particularly caught my eye: “On average, by 2020, more than a third of the desired core skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered crucial to the.. read more →

24 Dec 2016
December 24, 2016

My best video of 2016

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This is my best video of 2016, it not only empowers students through mindfulness – a critical skill in my mind, but it also teaches children a range of life skills. What do you think? read more →

In The Teaching Awards Trust supported by Pearson, last night saw Matt Middlemore win the Headteacher of a Primary School award. The school was in Special Measure and in 18 months he turned the school around to being Good and on the borderline of Outstanding with the help of a life coach to lift morale and build.. read more →

I was very excited to discover the International Positive Education Network and the Manifesto for Positive Education. Positive education challenges the current paradigm of education, which values academic attainment above all other goals. Drawing on classical ideals, we believe that the DNA of education is a double helix with intertwined strands of equal importance – academics.. read more →

Here is the conclusion of the National Children’s Bureaux report on “What works in promoting social and emotional well-being and responding to mental health problems in schools? “ It can be tempting for schools under pressure to see work to promote wellbeing and address mental health problems as a luxury or optional extra. This however.. read more →

07 Mar 2016
March 7, 2016

What does the future want from us?

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This short video says everything about the purpose of todays education. read more →

If this isn’t ‘Mindfulness’ in action please tell me what is! 1: They move on. They don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves. 2: They keep control. They don’t give away their power. 3: They embrace change. They welcome challenges. 4: They stay happy. They don’t complain. They don’t waste energy on things they can’t.. read more →

13 Jan 2016
January 13, 2016

Mindfulness and low self esteem

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I was fortunate to complete a Mindful New Year mini retreat with Susan Piver and her wonderful colleagues recently. I’ve been a fan of hers for about 6 months, what I like about Susan is she is down to earth and relates to the everyday challenges we all face in our lives. She also provides.. read more →