Bringing compassion into education for optimum wellbeing and performance
Kate is currently Special Educational Needs and Wellbeing link Governor for Impington Village College, where she has worked with senior leaders since 2015 to build a compassionate culture promoting wellbeing for both staff and students. She is also an Associate Author with Cambridge University Press, presenting webinars and conference talks to teachers from around the world on wellbeing in schools. She has a lifelong interest in education, tutoring students from the Open University for seven years before serving as a Founding Trustee of The Morris Education Trust from 2016-17.>
For more information on how to bring compassion into your school, please contact Kate
I am deeply concerned about the rise in emotional distress in young people today. Compassion provides a framework for schools and other educational institutions to support the emotional well being of young people, staff and stakeholders in a systemic, holistic way. Building a compassionate culture starts with compassionate leadership and structures, before introducing compassion to the wider school staff and student body. A culture of compassion empowers the individual to grow and learn; to be innovative and creative. Everyone takes responsibility for themselves and for the other members of the school community. The culture supports everyone in the organisation to achieve their potential.