I was one of the statistics. I left full time teaching (the first time) after 3 years. I was having a difficult time in my personal life as well as being bullied at school. I hadn't been given the tools to cope.
However now I realise it was more than that. It was the sense of being caged, being restricted, feeling I needed to be perfect and that someone was always judging me.
Teachers have one of the most important jobs in the world to educate the next generation. However education is not stuffing their heads full of facts so they can pass exams. The word 'education' comes from 2 Latin words 'educare' - to train, and 'educere' - to lead out.
When I trusted my instincts and followed my heart, rather than the curriculum, the results generally took care of themselves. However it is a sad fact, which seems to be more prevalent among school leaders, that many teachers are afraid to do what they know best.
It has been proved scientifically that our thoughts shape our reality. So how are your thoughts and responses shaping the reality in your school or classroom? The thing is, everything you need is already within you. You don't need any government directives or OFSTED judgements to tell you how to run your school. You need to lead with love, from the heart. That takes real strength.
Many schools do not have a clear vision. Every school is a collection of unique individuals so no 2 visions will be the same. What is your vision, for yourself and your school? Do you need more clarity or just a non-judgmental ear? Coaching is about bringing the best out of you, not about telling you what you should do.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you and to find out more about coaching.