PODCAST

As the rates of professional stress and burnout increase for school leaders, teachers and staff, the solution lies in how we lead our schools and prioritise workplace wellbeing to become “Well-Led” Schools – those that lead with “wellbeing in mind.”

Join experienced Wellbeing Consultant, Coach, Speaker and School Leader Adrienne Hornby for a host of inspiring conversations with experts and forward thinkers. Covering all things teacher wellbeing, school leadership and culture building – you’ll walk away with ideas and recommendations on ways to evolve your leadership, create a mentally healthy workplace and ultimately influence the lives and learning of our students.

The Significance of Soft Skills in Education and Leadership With Chantelle Kohn | Season 2: Episode 4

In this episode, I am joined by Chantelle Kohn - educator, facilitator, change-maker, and Founder of The Change Collab, specialising in helping leaders, teams and teachers develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to create and sustain thriving communities. In this conversation, we unravel the significance of "soft skills" ...

 10 Steps To Meaningfully Improve Staff Wellbeing and School Culture in 2024 | Season 2: Episode 3

In episode 3 of the Well-Led Schools podcast I am pulling this conversation from the vault. I was joined on the podcast at the beginning of last year by Rob Lans - school principal and expert on leading schools with wellbeing in mind. As we commence 2024, many schools will ...

Impactful Solutions for Common Mistakes to Student Management in Schools with Rob Lans | Season 2: Episode 2

This episode is a continuation of Season 2 Episode 1, where Rob Lans and I dove deep into some of the mistakes we see schools make when it comes to addressing student behaviour challenges. If you missed that one, you’ll want to listen to it before diving into this episode, ...

The Top Mistakes Schools Are Making When Addressing Student Behaviour Challenges with Rob Lans | Season 2: Episode 1

Welcome back to a brand new season of the Well-Led Schools Podcast! We’ve got lots planned for 2024, and to kick off our first episode of the year, I sat down with School Principal and Student Behaviour Management expert Rob Lans, who you might remember from season 1. For this ...

Season 1 Finale: Ten Key Takeaways About School Wellbeing To Take With You into 2024 and Beyond | Episode 30

In this special season finale of the Well-Led Schools podcast, I share some exciting personal and professional updates. I also reflect on the past season, where I share ten key takeaways that every school leader across Australia should embrace. From nurturing trust to optimising workload and understanding the unique challenges ...

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: Building Stronger Relationships, Inspiring Success | Episode 29

In order to be great school leaders, we must possess a mix of skills, both academic and personal. But one of the most essential skills any effective leader should have is emotional intelligence. As leaders, one of our primary responsibilities is to manage people. Without an awareness of our inner ...

The Key Personal Attributes Every Effective Leader Should Master | Episode 28

In episode 28, I uncover the most essential personal attributes to becoming an effective and inspiring school leader who "leads with wellbeing in mind." Beyond cognitive skills, personal attributes like self-awareness, empathy, and emotional intelligence are essential for navigating the challenges of education and fostering a thriving school culture. As ...

Practical Strategies For Addressing Increased Teacher Workloads | Episode 27

Workload continues to be a top stressor for staff in schools across Australia. Yet, reducing workload feels like a daunting task when there are growing staff shortages, when student behaviour is more concerning than ever before, and when departmental directives mean more tasks are added to everybody’s plate. While it ...

The Hot Debate: Who is Actually Responsible for Staff Wellbeing? With Adrienne Hornby and Aimee Parkinson | Episode 26

Staff wellbeing continues to be a hot topic in education circles but one question that comes up time and time and again is - is staff wellbeing the leaders’ or the staff’s responsibility? And while there are fair points to be made for both sides, the answer remains that it’s ...
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