Wellbeing versus Workload

But wellbeing, to me that’s about being able to do those difficult things without guilt or recrimination, without becoming a bad guy in the eyes of our colleagues. About going home at the end of a difficult day feeling supported, valued and thanked for having done those difficult things.

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Summertime, and the Living is Easy

It’s only a week and a bit into the summer holidays and, even though I was at work all last week, I’ve already achieved a state of near Nirvana  as I can, quite literally, feel the stresses of a challenging year drain away in almost direct comparison to the diminishing number of emails in my… Continue reading Summertime, and the Living is Easy

The What, Why and How of School Business Leadership.

Being a School Business Leader is a funny old game. It’s not something that many people aspire to, it’s more a profession you fall into by accident, and I think it’s probably the diverse nature of the role that attracts people who have been on a less than straight career trajectory. We’re not Accountants, we’re not… Continue reading The What, Why and How of School Business Leadership.

Take Care of Your Caretakers and They’ll Take Care of You

Semantically, Caregiving and Caretaking are diametrically opposite, one gives care and one takes it, but in a school setting it’s the object of the care that differs. Caregivers work with children, caretakers work with objects and buildings, or so the theory goes. But the caretakers I’ve come across in my time care deeply about their… Continue reading Take Care of Your Caretakers and They’ll Take Care of You