Matt's Ink Blog

Peer on Peer abuse

What is peer on peer abuse? Simply put peer on peer abuse is abuse where the perpetrator and the victim are under 18. It excludes familiar abuse perpetrated by children as this is not...

Starfish

A young boy was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When he came to each starfish, he would pick it up, and throw...

Supporting your childrens’ mental health

Understanding Children’s experiences will vary tremendously some will have enjoyed lockdown but most will have found it difficult and be traumatised to some degree. Some children may have had to deal with: BereavementParent made...

Mental Fitness – Supporting Men

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45, Male Suicide with men accounting for three-quarters of suicides in the UK. Frighteningly suicides are increasing. Men have also decided that they don’t need to...

Inspiring leadership

An interesting read. Some key thoughts: Inspire – to infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit, to ignite, inflame Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a...

Brilliant At The Basics

This is adapted from an excellent article *’Brilliant at the Basics of Business’* Nicholas Bate 1. Talk normally. Keep it jargon free. 2. Human beings are wired to pay attention to first impressions. So...

Assessing Leadership In School

Your Leadership Purpose – How would you describe the foundational purpose of your leadership role? Your Assessment – How would you assess your present school environment? Creativity: Tapping into one’s imagination, resourcefulness, ingenuity, inventiveness,...

Expectations of SLT

Key Behaviours to be an effective Leader   Dedicated time to Think Make time for yourself that has priority Have a list of topics that you need to think about Dedicated time to Network...

Leadership

Some great comments on leadership. Worth a read: “Simply put, (leadership is) the ability to inspire others to achieve shared objectives, and I think the most important word there by far is ‘inspire.’ I...