Thank you for such a fantastic keynote presentation. It was so well received and we had many delegates commenting how much they enjoyed and benefited from your talk.

NATECLA Annual Conference for Teachers June 2023

Bringing compassion into education for optimum wellbeing and performance

Kate is a Trustee of the  Eastern Learning Alliance in the UK, which manages a group of ten schools. Previously she was Chair of Governors at  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. Her book  Cultivating Teacher Wellbeing, a guide for educational managers, was published in 2022.

Invest in your people and you will succeed

“Low levels of staff wellbeing, associated mental and physical ill health, and problems with staff retention are highly prevalent in modern educational systems. Many countries face a crisis of teacher training and recruitment. The whole system is becoming unbalanced and you can help inoculate your educational institution against this with the power of compassion and human connection. The business of education is people: they are both the mechanism and the product. Invest in your people and you will succeed.”

Cultivating Teacher Wellbeing

‘After reading the introduction, we both felt this book genuinely deserved our time and attention. We believe you will, too.’
English Australian Journal

Tailored talks and workshops for your conference or school

For more information on how to bring compassion into your school, or to arrange a face to face or virtual presentation or workshop like the one above, please contact Kate. Talks can be tailored to your needs.

Recent conference talks

Embracing change – the transformative power of self acceptance

October 2023, Cambridge University Press & Assessment, International


Teaching in difficult times – supporting yourself and your students
June 2023 NATECLA Annual Conference, Birmingham UK

Five self-care skills for teachers working in times of crisis and recovery
March 2023, Cambridge English, Turkey

The wellbeing of educators – learning the skills of self-compassion
March 2023, Cambridge University Press & Assessment, International

The psychology and neuroscience of change
January 2023, Cambridge University Press & Assessment, internal presentation

Mindfulness and wellbeing for teachers

October 2022, Cambridge Live (Cambridge University Press & Assessment)

The wellbeing of educators workshop

July 2022, Cambridge English, Italy

Five ways to create a trauma sensitive classroom
April 2022, Ukrainian Institute in London

The wellbeing of educations in the pandemic
March 2022, Cambridge English, Brazil

Adapting to change
February 2022, Cambridge University Press & Assessment, internal presentation

Cultivating Teacher Wellbeing

November 2021 with Christina Gkonou, Global Schools Festival

The wellbeing of educators workshop

October 2021, Academic English Conference, Live (Cambridge University Press & Assessment)

Inclusion – Building a compassionate culture

August 2021, AWWA Inclusion Experts Series, Singapore

Wellbeing for educational leaders

July 2021, Cambridge English, Brazil

Cultivating teacher wellbeing

June 2021, IATEFL Conference

Understanding Trauma

Five ways to create a trauma sensitive classroom

Trauma workshop for teachers

Spring to summer 2021, ESOL Scotland

The compassionate and connected school

May 2021, Cheadle Hulme High School Wellbeing Conference

Wellbeing in hybrid learning

March 2021, BALEAP conference

Sensitivity, empowerment and compassion

–         Supporting students through the Covid-19 pandemic

March 2021, Cambridge English, online global

Understanding behaviour with compassion

April 2019, EF Education Paris

Teacher-student relationship

March 2019, webinar, Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Compassionate schools

May 2018, Better Learning conference, Cambridge University Press and Assessment, Churchill College, Cambridge.