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Taking Care of Yourself - Online

Online course


Book your free place for 26 January

Free course

Facilitator - Dr Emma Kell & Adrian Bethune

This course aims to provide practical tips and resources for staff to improve their wellbeing and self-care, manage workload, developing positive relationships and finding agency.

With a research-base in the Science of Wellbeing, our approaches are based on the principle that you have more control that you sometimes might imagine and that we deserve, not just to survive, but thrive in teaching.


•    Have reflected on the factors that have an impact on wellbeing 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 wellbeing


Models of wellbeing with practical applications including:

An acknowledgement of current challenges and the impact of the pandemic

The ‘wellbeing paradox’ – health levels of ‘giving’ to others

Is teaching ‘just’ a job?

Covey – circles of influence and concern

Different types of stress/pressure, from positive to critical

Perspective and the negativity bias

Healthy habits

Dimensions of wellbeing: a ready reckoner






All school leaders in all sectors.

Dr Emma Kell

Dr Emma Kell has over 20 years' experience as a teacher and leader in UK secondary schools and is a qualified Performance Coach. Emma speaks reguarly on teacher well-being, recruitment and retention and is a TEDx Norwich speaker. She writes for a variety of publications including TES and BBC Teach. Emma has completed a doctorate on teacher well-being and parenting at Middlesex University. Emma is author of "How to Survive in Teaching" and "A little Guide for Teachers: Well-being and Self-Care".

Adrian Bethune

Adrian Bethune is a part-time teacher in a primary school in Aylesbury, the Educational Policy co-lead at the Mindfulness Initative, founder of Teachappy and dad of two young boys. In 2012, he was awarded a 'Happy Hero' medal by Lord Richard Layard at the House of Lords for his work on developing well-being in schools. In 2015, he was invited to speak at the Action for Happiness event, Creating a Happier World on stage with the Dalai Lama. Adrian is author of the award-winning "Well-being in the Primary Classroom: A Practical Guide to Teaching Happiness" and co-author with Dr Emma Kell of "A Little Guide for Teachers: Teacher Well-being and Self-Care".