Following the success of the Performance, Resilience and Support Programmes, we are currently leading a number of courses that enable all school leaders attending to pause and reflect on their personal professional journey and spiritual leadership as well as sharing strategies for addressing the challenges of headship. As a Diocese, we continue to be absolutely committed to this work and to providing this opportunity for more heads to support their wellbeing.
This ‘main’ programme is for those headteachers new to our Performance, Resilience and Support courses and consists of three full days that take place across the year. This support is continued for headteachers by them moving on to our ‘core’ programme the following year. Some headteachers have been working with these programmes for six years and they are committed to continuing because they regard them as critical to their well-being as they carry out their challenging role.
We aim to make these all a time of personal development and renewal for all who attend.
Feedback from Headteachers attending our programmes includes:
“I think this course should be compulsory for all headteachers for their well-being”“Best course of the year – a real highlight”
“The three times in a year, with peaks and troughs, has meant it’s peaked me up again”
“It’s what every head needs”
“It’s head space to think and recharge, pause and reflect”
“I arrived as tightly coiled as a spring and left with a better sense of perspective and reassurance”
“It has made me reflect on what I am like as a leader and how I approach different situations in school. It has heightened my awareness for my staff wellbeing as well as my own.”