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Bosses’ bible teaches screen-fixated pupils how to strive and thrive (Sunday Times)

By | 2018-06-21T13:39:32+00:00 21st June, 2018|Blog|

They worked for corporate titans and now the leadership techniques taught by a bestselling American business guru are working for British schoolchildren. The high-powered world of building relationships, achieving goals and completing personal mission statements has arrived in UK schools, where children as young as three are learning about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective [...]

Leader in Me

By | 2018-05-29T11:39:42+00:00 29th May, 2018|Blog, Education, Headteachers|

I am writing this whilst flying from Phnom Penh to Saigon, it's a 40-minute flight which allows me to reflect on my travels. I’ve had the luxury of bonding with my 18-year-old son Elliot in Cambodia and Vietnam for 10 days. We got to experience some vibrant cities; the temples of Angkor, beautiful islands and [...]

Be The Change

By | 2018-05-17T13:16:44+00:00 17th May, 2018|Blog, Education, Headteachers|

This summer half a million teenagers are taking Michael Gove’s new tougher GCSE’s that are big on rote learning and memorising excessive volumes of facts. Course work has gone and teaching to the test has reached epidemic levels. The harsh reality is that this new emphasis on increased academic rigour and memorising ever increasing amounts [...]

The Dutch Golden Mean

By | 2018-04-09T08:42:57+00:00 5th April, 2018|Blog, Education, Headteachers, Teenagers|

One of the major differences between Dutch and British schools is that we focus much more narrowly on academic achievement. Imbedded in the Dutch psychic is the golden mean philosophy that emphasizes the healthy median of moral behaviour. It warns against extremes – at one end excess, at the other deficiency. Barnaby Lenon, chairman of [...]

How to Improve Mental Health in Your School

By | 2018-03-22T11:58:11+00:00 22nd March, 2018|Blog|

Why did Holland rank first in the world in the 2015 PISA study for the emotional well-being of their children in schools? And, why does Holland have more Leader in Me schools than any other country in Europe? The answer to the second question is simple. The Leader in Me process of gradually embedding a [...]

Solving the Well-being Mystery

By | 2018-02-19T12:15:17+00:00 19th February, 2018|Blog|

Our schools are under such enormous pressure to produce results that a teacher’s role by default is fundamentally to help pupils achieve academic success above all. Resulting in children believing that academic excellence is the sole purpose of their education. Sadly, the child is seen as a unit of production instead of a whole person, [...]

Leadership for Everyone in Your School

By | 2018-01-23T11:55:11+00:00 23rd January, 2018|Blog|

Leader in Me is a process designed to help you transform your school in the areas of Leadership, Culture, and Academics to establish a leadership model - where everyone is empowered to be a leader, starting with the adults, then filtering down to the children. The personal leadership process not only transforms your school systems [...]

Three Things Important in Education: Mental Health, Mental Health, Mental Health

By | 2017-12-15T10:41:23+00:00 13th December, 2017|Blog, Education, Families, Headteachers, University|

Successful living requires purpose. Without purpose there is no sense of resolve or determination, no reason for which something is to be learnt or done. In saying this, what is the purpose of our education system? Surely, it’s not to get children to solely excel at exams, develop superior intellectual powers or accumulate large sums [...]

Playing Russian Roulette with our Mental Health

By | 2017-12-13T08:50:31+00:00 4th December, 2017|Blog, Education, Families, Headteachers, University|

Something has gone drastically wrong in the last 25 years. We are in a national crisis. And it’s reached a critical state where our country’s mental health is under the spot light and undeniably of great national importance. The issues are only going to escalate over time if not tackled. But, what are the root causes and how do we find [...]