Suzanne Allies is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester. She has taught in Higher Education for eight years and as a primary teacher for 20 years. Her main passion is to encourage and support the mental health and wellbeing of teachers, trainee teachers, children and adolescents.
This book provides a practical and reflective tool to support teachers and childcare professionals in evaluating and developing their physical, emotional and mental well-being. It's warm and readable style makes it accessible to those in whatever stage of well-being they find themselves. Peppered with examples from personal experience and professional practice, it offers a range of structures and resources to promote well-being within the children's workforce. Most helpfully, it gives us permission to engage with these issues, whatever our role in the education system. - Richard Woolley, Deputy Head of School and Professor of Education and Inclusion. As teachers, we rightly put the needs of each child first, but often neglect our own wellbeing. This book is a fantastic resource for school leaders to use personally, as well as for staff, written by someone who has been there herself. The case study examples resound, and the takeaway messages of each chapter help you reflect on your own practice. - Spencer Morris, Headteacher of Red Hill C of E Primary School.