Confidence and self-belief in our own abilities can be truly tested when we know we are going to be assessed and judged. The feeling of not being in control of your own destiny begins to creep over you.
Mrs Alison Ashworth, Head Teacher of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Pudsey, knows she has a great Team, who perform brilliantly each and every day to ensure the best possible education for the children who attend the school. However, the mention of an OFSTED inspection sends fear and shock waves through the staff room, and this time Mrs Ashworth wanted to do something different.
A 2 hour workshop, focused on reflecting and re-enforcing the personal positive qualities which are demonstrated daily throughout the school; non-verbal communication and its influence on how we are perceived by others; taking control of our attitude which dictates how we feel and ultimately out outcomes; worry principles to use and help put stress into perspective.
The serious subject of worry and stress was interspersed with some friendly competitiveness!
“Thank you once again for an informative, thought-provoking and reflective session – you were brilliant! I was delighted with the feedback, especially from the Teaching Assistants who hadn’t been through an OFSTED inspection – Mission Accomplished!”