Archive | April, 2014

How headteacher stays calm

23 Apr

From an article in the Guardian:   How I stay calm, by people with very stressful jobs




The Teacher:

“When I arrived in 2012, I introduced a policy for both adults and children of always remaining calm and non-confrontational. The minute you shout, people don’t listen to you; they just focus on the noise you’re creating rather than what you’re saying.”

“The other thing that helps me remain calm is being highly visible, so that everyone – parents and those in school – can talk to me as soon as something is niggling them. It’s when things fester that they create most stress. So I’m at the school gate at the start and end of every day”

Jan Shadick, at Lambeth Academy