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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.

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 ...

A Growth Map to Improved Wellbeing in Schools With Aimee Parkinson | Episode 25

In this episode, I chat with fellow school wellbeing consultant Aimee Parkinson where we exchange ideas on our approach to coaching educators hoping to foster a culture of wellbeing at their school. About Aimee: After spending over 12 years in the education system as both a school leader and educator, ...

10 Steps To Meaningfully Improve Staff Wellbeing and School Culture in 2023 with Rob Lans and Adrienne Hornby | Episode 24

In episode 24 of the Well-Led Schools podcast I am pulling this conversation from the vault. I was joined on the podcast at the beginning of the year by Rob Lans - school principal and expert on leading schools with wellbeing in mind. As we roll into the second half ...

Cultivating a Culture of Wellbeing: Insights from School Principal Mick Sloan | Episode 23

In this episode of the Well-Led Schools podcast, I am joined by Michael Sloan, long time educator and the current school principal at Denison College - Kelso Campus in Bathurst, Australia. Mick enrolled his school in the Well-Led Schools Partnership program last year and since then, I’ve seen them make ...

Why You Shouldn’t Introduce New Wellbeing Initiatives Until You’ve Conducted a School Scan with Adrienne Hornby | Episode 22

The foundation for problem-solving lies in gaining a thorough understanding of the issue at hand. By delving deep into the problem, we can develop effective solutions that address the root causes rather than merely providing temporary fixes. In this episode, I introduce a concept called the "school scan of wellbeing." ...

Practical Ideas for Nurturing Staff Wellbeing in the Age of Burnout with Adrienne Hornby | Episode 21

Constant exhaustion, chronic stress and anxiety, and physical symptoms like headaches and digestive issues are just some of the signs that you may be suffering from burnout. In today’s demanding world, many professionals struggle to balance life and work, and self-care is often pushed to the bottom of the priority ...

The Power of Resilience: Redefining Self-Care for Educators With Ellen Ronalds Keene | Episode 20

Self-care is so much more than bubble baths and face masks… The self-care that really makes a difference in our resilience involves developing a deep sense of self-awareness and the ability to advocate for what we truly need to flourish and thrive in life and at work. In this episode, ...

Breaking the Stigma: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools with Adrienne Hornby | Episode 19

Teaching is regarded as one of the most stressful professions in Australia, and navigating the shifts brought on by the pandemic has only amplified these feelings for staff. Chronic stress ultimately leads to teacher burnout and mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. A study based on Australian school teachers ...