Living out our promises to one another- mindful that well-being is an essential part of our community of mutual support and professional generosity
Our wellbeing programme also builds upon our promise to one another to build social capital – mindful that well-being is an essential being a significant part of our community of mutual support and professional generosity. We believe that whilst we offer significant challenge and rigour to one another, for example through peer review and school to school support, there is also a place for the mutual support that can come from a ‘cosy chat’ – a conversation with a peer who will not judge, criticise, or challenge, but will understand, listen and offer sympathy and unbiased support. Headship and school leadership can be a lonely place, and whilst teams within schools , leadership teams, and governing bodies can offer a significant degree of emotional support, on occasion there is a need to talk to a colleague from outside of your own setting, in confidence, and with understanding. In addition to this, we believe that a carefully planned programme of pastoral development, welfare and professional sustenance can contribute to highly effective leadership. The stress of the profession is a significant risk, and can impact on mental health, family life, and professional performance.
“Working and leading in schools is not for the faint hearted, there will be ups and downs, good days and bad days. Parents have entrusted us with their most precious possession, their children, and we need to feel the joy of journeying with them, if we are to find purpose in our professional lives. ” Stephen Tierney @LeadingLearner
This proposed programme of wellbeing and support is designed to mitigate some of the risks of the stress of the job and isolationism, and to offer sustenance, support and inspiration to leaders across the alliance.
All Kyra staff are welcome to come and join the Kyra Choir – no matter what your ability come along and join us for an hour of music at Lincoln Carlton Academy
Thursday 20th October 2016 4.30 – 5.30pm
Friday 9th December 4.15pm – The Kyra choir will be joining the pupils of Lincoln Carlton Academy for “Carols by Candlelight” outside the school where we hope to be joined by the community for Christmas songs and Carols
Please confirm your attendance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
These coffee mornings will be held every half term and are an opportunity for Heads and Leaders to meet together for an hour and a catch up. There is no need to book.
Wednesday 8th November 2016 8.30-10.00am
Thursday 2nd February 2017 8.30-10.30am
Friday 12th May 2017 8.30-10.30am
Venues to be confirmed.
Social Evening (Wine & Unwind)
One aspect of our wellbeing programme is the opportunity for Heads and leaders to informally get together with friends and share our words of wisdom over a glass of wine!
“In today’s rush we all think too much – seek too much – want too much – and forget about the joy of just being.” Eckhart Tolle
"We will harness our collective professionalism, expertise, and moral purpose, to ensure no one is left behind, and every school and individual in our partnership thrives – to the benefit of all children."— Kyra members - 2014
The Kyra Journal is published 6 times per year. It contains news and updates on what’s happening within the alliance and each edition has a focus on one area of activity.
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Kyra Research School
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