ICT and Well-being

Neuroscience is providing teachers with a wealth of information on how the brain is impacted by a  number of environmental variables and the notion that the internet has rewired how we think is becoming much more acceptable.  Whilst many educators may fear that the use of technology can distract learning and impact the social and […]

Back to school Podcast

Podcast with HIP (Helping Improve Performance) Cormac invited me in to Belfast to share my leadership journey and talk about getting reading for heading back to school. I have never taken part in a Podcast Interview so he definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone. It is very strange to hear my own voice […]

School Mental Health Award

Yesterday, my school received the Gold award for our work in Mental Health from Leeds Beckett University, Carnegie Centre of Excellence. Schools interested in gaining the recognition for your school should contact schoolmh@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or seek further information from their website Improve self-confidence, resilience and emotional intelligence for pupils and staff in your school The Department […]

Well-Being for Teachers

We need to learn to focus on ourselves before focusing on the needs of our pupils. Teaching is demanding. Everyday we need to present the best version of ourselves to ensure we get the best from our pupils. The biggest mistake many of us make is to think that school won’t survive without us… so […]

A fresh approach to CPD

In June 2019, we hope to launch a new e-learning website to support schools with all aspects of school improvement. We feel that many Northern Ireland Schools are adding to administrate tasks of staff by making them start policies, job descriptions, action plans and other needed documents from scratch. Whilst every download may not fit […]

World Teachers’ Day 2016…Special Offer from The Galgorm Resort and Spa

If you read my last post you will know that tomorrow is World Teachers’ Day. I was delighted¬†that the lovely people at the Galgorm got in touch and provided us all with one of their wonderful offers to relax and de-stress World Teachers Day Offer: Choice of 25 minute Treatment Thermal Village Experience Refreshments including […]

World Teachers’ Day 2016…valuing teachers, Improving their status.

On the 5 October I will celebrate alongside my colleagues “World Teachers’ Day”.   I really value my staff. I respect that many of them go above and beyond the call of duty. I try my best to promote health and well-being by offering the flu jab, cooking the staff breakfast, running staff competitions, providing […]