Aligning School Improvements with What Matters Most

19th October, 2017 at Friends House, Euston, London NW1 2BJ.

“Integrity Coaching exists because we care. We care about our children. We care about our schools. We care about the teachers and school leaders. If you would like to learn more about the conference, the speakers or purchase tickets to the event, please visit www.integritycoaching.co.uk/conference

Here is an official blog from Director Viv Grant to launch the conference.

Over the last decade, increasing workload, public scrutiny and personal accountability have had a growing impact on the emotional mental health and well-being of our nation’s Headteachers and school leaders.

Many education commentators have noted the worrying rise of burnout, other stress-related mental health issues and the ‘disappearance’ of some great school leaders.

That’s why on World Values Day, on 19 October, Integrity Coaching will be hosting a new type of conference “Education for the Soul” designed to help put the Well-being and flourishing of school leaders firmly at the top of the agenda.

The conference will explore the impact that increasing workload, public scrutiny and personal accountability has had on our school leaders and seek to tackle the growing emotional cost of leading in education today.

The conference will be open to all Heads and senior leaders who want to know how to raise and maintain high standards of education in their schools in ways that are humane, aligned with their values and supports their personal well-being.

Renowned Speakers such as psychologist Vanessa King, board member of ‘Action for Happiness’ and author of ‘Ten Keys to Happier Living’ and Dr Neil Hawkes, founder of ‘Values Based Education’ will explain what needs to be changed to create a more humane approach to raise and maintain standards across our schools and keep Heads in the profession.

Meanwhile, there will also be a selection of workshops delivered by experts from the fields of emotional resilience, Authentic School Leadership and Well-Being.

Director of Integrity Coaching and Co-Host of the “Education for the Soul” Conference, Viv Grant hopes that the conference will act as a springboard for changing the reality of school leaders across the country.

“In the last decade, I’ve seen how School leaders are now forced to sacrifice their well-being on a daily basis to simply survive in the profession. I’ve coached Heads on a brink of a nervous breakdown and have witnessed the inhumane treatment of those who have been let down by the system.”

“SAT’s and GCSE results, OFSTED grades and league tables appear to have more importance than the people behind it all. This is not how education should be. This is not how we fulfil society’s hopes and dreams for our children. “

“This is conference aims to find solutions, establish new ways of leading that will transform the daily reality of School Leadership. It will give Heads and school leaders the chance to focus on their emotional needs and rather than ignore them, realize these needs must be addressed if they are to successfully serve the needs of their staff, children and the communities they serve. 

Above all, on 19th October, we will begin to explore and tackle some of the biggest challenges facing school leaders. In turn, it is our hope that together we can have the important conversations that must take place if we are to bring about real and lasting change in the profession.”