A Practical Strategy to Avoid Headteacher Burnout with Anne Hudson

Apr 6, 2021 | Podcast

“I heard a Headteacher on the radio say “I can’t go on”, and thought, we’ve got to do something about this now. (But) how do you actually make a difference to the wellbeing of your Headteacher? That’s when I came up with the idea of the short Sabbatical.”

Anne Hudson is a human resource professional with over 25 year’s experience in HR, much of it working in education with schools.

In this short and incredibly practical episode, Anne shares her thoughts on:

  • The two likely outcomes if we do nothing to support Headteachers
  • How and why she believes a short sabbatical can help
  • Why 2-3 weeks is the ideal length
  • The difference between a sabbatical and a holiday
  • Important contractual considerations, such as why it should be paid
  • When is the best time to take a short sabbatical
  • How to plan for it and what it should include
  • How to communicate to staff and colleagues
  • And much more.

Anne has prepared some key documents to help you consider and implement a short Sabbatical for your Headteacher. Please contact her directly using her email below.

And I, as a coach, have prepared two coaching sessions specifically to bookend your Sabbatical, to ensure it achieves your intended purpose. Please contact me directly at maria@pursuit-wellbeing.com

You can connect with Anne:

On LinkedIn

Her email is anne@gapartnership.co.uk


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