Why Do I Do This?

A Reminder of How Good School Can Be
  • Wednesday 26th May
  • Wednesday 9th June
  • Wednesday 23rd June
All sessions will take place via Zoom, 9.30am - 11.00am. Delivered by Dr. Emma Kell and Adrian Bethune.

These three sessions will take a holistic look at wellbeing, both for you and your whole staff. Emma and Adrian believe that wellbeing in school is all about school leaders and teachers feeling good and being able to do a good job.

The training will be experiential, interactive, practical and inspiring. The strategies and approaches to be shared are rooted in the very latest research on teacher wellbeing and will enable you to make a positive difference to your school’s culture and have a positive impact on your own wellbeing.

This training is being offered at no additional cost as part of your CAPH membership and is open to Headteachers, Heads of School, Deputy Heads and Assistant Heads from all CAPH schools. Book early to secure your place. Any questions, please contact Michelle - michelle@caph.org.uk

Session 1 Values, moral purpose and perspective

Remembering and articulating why we do the job we do. Keeping hold of our moral compass.

Keeping a sense of the bigger picture and adjusting our perspective to focus on the positive

Session 2 Workload, balance and self-care

Practical tips for managing workload

Looking after yourself in a practical and sustainable way

Session 3 Positive relationships and developing agency

Keeping positive relationships at the heart of the job. Identifying and making the most of your support network.

You can control more than you might imagine! Focusing on and maximising your sense of agency

Dr Emma Kell has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher and leader in UK secondary schools and is currently qualifying as Performance Coach (with NLP). Emma works as senior teaching fellow at UCL’s Institute of Education and as an English teacher and Teaching School Lead role for Aspire AP, a PRU in Bucks. Emma speaks regularly on wellbeing, recruitment and retention and writes for a variety of publications including TES and BBC Teach. Emma has completed a doctorate on teacher well-being and work-life balance at Middlesex University. Emma is author of How To Survive in Teaching (Bloomsbury, 2018) and A Little Guide For Teachers: Wellbeing and Self-Care.

Adrian Bethune is a part-time teacher at a primary school in Aylesbury, the Education Policy co-lead at the Mindfulness Initiative, founder of Teachappy and dad to two young boys. In 2012, he was awarded a ‘Happy Hero’ medal by Lord Richard Layard at the House of Lords for his work on developing wellbeing in schools. In 2015, he was invited to speak at the Action For Happiness event, Creating A Happier World, on stage with the Dalai Lama. Adrian is author of the award-winning Wellbeing In The Primary Classroom – A Practical Guide To Teaching Happiness (Bloomsbury, 2018) and co-author with Dr Emma Kell of A Little Guide to Teacher Wellbeing and Self-care (Sage, 2020).