How to create a mentally healthy school - what people are saying


A quick update from me to share some Sunday positivity with you. And some news from the community.

Since I released Hannah Wilson’s episode of the We Are In Beta Podcast, she’s announced she’ll have a new role from September, as Head of Secondary Teacher Training at the University of Buckingham. Huge congratulations, Hannah!

Your comments about her episode have been a pleasure to read and underline what a phenomenal woman she is. Thank you for sharing them.

If you’ve not listened to her interview yet, among MANY brilliant things, she shares how she created a mentally healthy school.

What are you saying about it?

Check out Hannah’s interview

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👀 Read the full transcription 📖

Leave us a review and I’ll give you a shout out in the next episode

Your favourite of Hannah’s resources

When I released Hannah’s interview, I collected some links to useful resources, linked to her episode.

There were two you all enjoyed the most:

  1. The strategy that helped her recruit teachers two years in advance, without spending a penny.

  2. The event she described as the best CPD she’s been to recently - next date - 19th June 2019

Check them out here.

We Are In Beta Community News

Will Smith - Chief Exec at Greenshaw Learning Trust…

… is building something special at By Leaders, For Leaders. They’ve got a series of Diver Deeper Days across June and July.

Henbury, East Barnet, Bushy Meads and Tytherington Schools are opening their doors to visitors, free of charge, to share their school improvement strategies. Book here.

Ed Vainker, Executive Headteacher at Reach Academy Feltham…

…has been supporting schools in Plymouth to develop incremental coaching via an exciting MAT collaboration. He’s also recruiting for one last role.

Clare Rees, Headteacher at Havelock Primary School…

…is reviewing their computing curriculum and looking to work with other primaries. Can you help?

Catch up on their We Are In Beta Podcast interviews here.

More news from guests and the community soon.

Help with a future episode

Parental engagement - Can you help with a future episode?

… I’m working on the second series of the We Are In Beta podcast and looking for inspirational examples of how schools have leveraged the power of their parent communities to improve outcomes.

The kind folks at Parents and Teachers for Excellence have been helping out and found some fascinating stories already. Stay up to date with their Phone Free Schools Campaign.

If you know of a school whose parental engagement story should be told or want to share yours, email me or tweet me. Thanks.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who offered to listen upcoming episodes of the podcast before they’re released. It’s been super helpful.

If you’d like to listen before anyone else and shape their direction, email me or tweet me. Thanks.

That’s it for now. Thanks for making education the place we all know it can be.

Speak soon.


Get involved in the community

I’ve noticed a real increase in volunteering and nominations lately…

🙋🎙️ If you’d like tell your story or nominate a school with an incredible story to tell on the podcast check out the topics we’ll be exploring or let me know what you’re working on here.

🙋📰 Not ready to share your story on the mic but still want to share what you are doing in your school with the community? Let me know and I’ll include it in community news.