How much emphasis is placed on staff wellbeing in your school?
That’s one of the questions up for discussion in Claire Lavelle’s twilight session on Empowering a Culture of Staff Wellbeing which runs from 5-6pm on Wednesday 25 September at the 2019 Scottish Learning Festival
Claire runs The Hive of Wellbeing, a company that stands by the message of ‘feeling good, teaching well’ by delivering a range of methods to promote self-care.
As a professional coach with more than 20 years’ experience in education, Claire will definitely get you thinking about the importance transforming attitudes towards work and staff wellbeing.
Claire said: “My twilight session affords everyone an opportunity to take stock of where they are regarding their own wellbeing and what they do intentionally and deliberately every day to support themselves.
"Often in the busy lives of educators, we can become very focused on meeting everyone else's needs to the detriment of our own. This is of no benefit to our young people or, indeed, ourselves.
“Small changes can make big shifts in our consciousness and the session aims to support each delegate to consider what one small change could mean for them, as well as being curious as to where it may lead.
“It is an absolute joy and privilege to share some of the key messages that I have learned about what supports educators to ‘feel good’ at work and to sustain their passion to do a job they love.”
The Hive of Wellbeing is for teachers, Early Year Practitioners, support staff, school leaders and school communities who want to transform their own perspectives on life and education in order to transform the lives of their children and young people.
Claire said: “We need to regularly check in with our own wellbeing and consciously cultivate an attitude of self-care, not simply to do our jobs well but to live our lives to their greatest potential.
“The feedback from staff in schools about the work and impact of The Hive sessions has been overwhelmingly positive and humbling.”