Coaching & Leadership Development
Why our Headteachers are being let down! – Podcast

Why our Headteachers are being let down! – Podcast

  Ensuring that our Head teachers are given the proper support to thrive in their roles is central to the work of Integrity Coaching.   Teaching is often described as being one of the caring professions.   Yet it has always struck me as strange that although the profession as a whole may be good at caring for the young people in its charge, it has a very poor record of caring for the adults on whose shoulders weigh the greater responsibility of caring for our children.   For too long now, the needs of those on the frontline in our schools have been neglected and that’s why in this podcast, I explored:   – The types of questions Heads need to be asked to support their own emotional health and well-being – Why we need to support Heads to ‘step up’ to the role in a new way – How Heads can learn to take greater control of their emotional responses to stress   Hopefully, when you listen to it, you’ll understand why I believe we are letting our Heads down!   Supporting yourself in the role…   When you are working in a school, engaging day-to-day with children and their families, teachers, support staff, governors and other adults, you know that in addition to expending great amounts of mental and physical energy, you expend equal (if not more) amounts of energy meeting the emotional needs of others.   If you don’t invest the time in meeting your needs, you can end up carrying a huge emotional debt and become increasingly emotionally overdrawn, with no readily identifiable means...