Why School Leaders Occasionally need to Retreat (Temporarily…) | vivgrant

Today’s Blog comes from an ex-secondary Headteacher, trainee therapist and Integrity Coaching Associate, Tim Small. 


I’ll never forget the face of a dear friend one evening as he arrived for the start of a two-day retreat. 


He was in a leadership role in education.  His week so far had left him looking pale and harrowed, with the crease of a deep frown between his eyes, which were dull.  The light was out.  He looked spent.


Forty-five hours later, he was beaming.  His face was alive again, twinkling with humour and he looked ‘on top of the world’.  It was quite a…

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