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The Education Support Partnership approach to well-being in schools

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A practical session with a firm underpinning in contemporary research, this session examines practical realities around the well-being of both leaders and their colleagues. It presents a series of models which can be used with staff to promote positive practices and ultimately keep great teachers and leaders happily in the profession.


  • Have reflected on the factors that have an impact on well-being and resilience.
  • Reflected on the impact of the global pandemic on them and their school communities.
  • Understand models that can support a better balance of work, life and energy in a sustained way, throughout the academic year.
  • Identify personal changes they can make to improve their own well-being


Models of well-being with practical applications including:
  • Covey – circles of influence and concern
  • Different types of stress/pressure, from positive to critical
  • When is wellbeing most at risk?
  • Perspective and dealing with setbacks
  • What supports my well-being
  • Dimensions of well-being: a ready reckoner


Dr Emma Kell

Dr Emma Kell has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher and leader and middle and senior level. Emma is an SLE, works as senior teaching fellow at UCL’s Institute of Education and as Teaching School Lead role for Aspire AP, a PRU in Bucks. Emma speaks regularly on well-being, recruitment and retention and writes for a variety of publications including TES and BBC Teach. Emma has completed a doctorate on teacher well-being and work-life balance at Middlesex University. Emma is author of How To Survive in Teaching (Bloomsbury, 2018) and A Little Guide For Teachers: Wellbeing and Self-Care


Head teachers and senior leaders

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