Leadership Briefing is a weekly online summary of all that’s new and relevant to education, linked to original source documents that can be downloaded or viewed on screen, and available to everyone in your school leadership team. The briefings here give a sample of what’s on offer.
Teaching is becoming one of the highest stress
professions and burnout is rampant. What can
be done to help mitigate its effects? Ben White
explains why it’s proving harder than everyone
Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue are increasing in teachers as many of the children they work with are exposed to traumatic experiences. Dr Asha Patel and Sal McKeown explore how schools can support the mental health of their teachers as a way of benefitting their students.
We often promote the value of imaginative pupil-focused education, but then set up and bureaucratic frameworks that make teachers feel powerless. Lucia Yandoli believes it’s time to incorporate creativity into the heart of the profession as a way of invigorating teachers and countering burnout.
Dr Fiona Pienaar and Dr Patrick Johnston explore what support and training schools need to address spiraling pupil and staff mental health needs.
There’s no doubt about it, the financial situation facing Britain’s academies is a
very real concern.
The teacher is at the epicentre of the learning process; and learning therefore depends first and foremost on the quality of the teacher. (UNESCO, 2007, p.15) Dr Sarah Younie, Dr Richard Proctor, Jonnie Noakes, Geraldine Davis and Jon Audain write on the development of evidence-informed practice.
Alison Peacock discusses the progress made by The Chartered College of Teaching as they seek to develop a new collegiality.
Assessment needs to be more responsive to the needs of learners, says Stephen Tierney.
At its core education is about people and, in particular, developing their potential. Just as schools embrace the chance to develop young people so too should they make the most of all opportunities to develop the teachers who shape those young people.