In this episode Toria talks to Therese Hoyle, Frederika Roberts, Bukky Yusuf and Kimberley Evans about their new book 'The Big Book of Whole School Wellbeing.' In it they discuss wellbeing, the importance of a whole school approach and how the book came about. Unbelievably, they managed to co-ordinate 26 voices amidst the pandemic and all online.
Here is a little bit of information about each of the editors -
Kimberley Evans is an experienced teacher, higher level teaching assistant and heritage
educator. After seeing so many people leave education due to unhappiness and workloads,
she set up ‘Nourish the Workplace’ to make a difference to the profession she loves.
She tweets at @nourishworkplce and can also be found on LinkedIn and at
Thérèse Hoyle has a passion for creating positive and harmonious school cultures. Thérèse is founder of Thérèse Hoyle Consultancies and creator of the Positive Playtime
Academy, where she supports primary schools to significantly improve the quality of
playtimes and lunchtimes, with a consequent beneficial impact on wellbeing, learning and
behaviour. Thérèse tweets at @theresehoyle and @playgroundqueen and can be found at
email@example.com and www.theresehoyle.com
Positive Education advocate and former teacher Frederika Roberts has extensive experience
in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents, staff, and parents /
carers through her speaking, training and consultancy work.
She holds an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and is undertaking a Doctorate in
Education with a research focus on whole school wellbeing, based on the model of whole
school positive education she developed during her Master’s degree. Frederika has presented at Positive Psychology and Education conferences in the UK and worldwide and is a guest lecturer on postgraduate Positive Education modules in Paris and
Singapore. Frederika tweets at @frederika_r, @EduFlourish and @FlourishingED and can be found at www.happiness-speaker.co.uk and www.educatetoflourish.org.uk
Bukky Yusuf is a senior leader, science teacher and consultant. She has undertaken a number
of leadership roles within mainstream and special school settings, centering around
professional development programmes, quality first teaching and learning and effective
implementations of Educational Technology. In 2019, Bukky was appointed by the UK
Department of Education as co-chair for the EdTech Leadership Group. As part of her commitment, as a qualified coach, to increase diverse leadership within
education, she participates in a number of grassroots educational initiatives and organisations.
Bukky is well known by her Twitter handle @rondelle10_b