30% of new school leaders quit in the first five years. Not only that, but 67% of teachers are stressed at work, and at the present time 1 in 83 teachers are on long-term absence because of stress and mental health issues. So it’s no wonder that recruiting and retaining good quality staff in schools is so challenging!
Consequently, if you’re feeling ‘stressed’ it’s hardly surprising, because if you’re working long days, evenings, weekends it means you never have any time either for yourself (or for your family). In short, that’s obviously going to take its toll on you. And this problem isn’t going to fix itself unless you decide fix it today.
And what’s the consequence of not solving it today?
Broken relationships. Burnout. And health problems.
As a result you’ll have more staff either going off sick or leaving, and whenever that happens it obviously affects the quality of teaching and learning – and your school’s budget. Indeed, research shows it costs over £30k on average to replace someone, and you’ve then got to wait around 8 months for them to reach their optimum level of performance.
All in all it’s no wonder that working in schools becomes so stressful over time – but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Because when you’ve got the knowledge, tools and strategies which are taught on this coaching training, then both your job and your life will become a whole lot easier.
You’ll have more time to plan and work on the more important strategic stuff. Consequently, you’ll get more done with less effort. So you’ll feel a lot less stressed and under pressure. What’s more, you’ll sleep better.
As a result, you’re going to become an even better leader or teacher, and because you’ve learnt these skills you’ll also be able to help others to do the same. In summary, you’ll be able to ensure that your school becomes the best it can be.