First and foremost, heads themselves must give a strong lead, in at least three areas, none of which need to cost any money (a vital factor in these cash-strapped times).
School leaders need to ensure that the whole community philosophy is based on being appreciative of the efforts of students and staff, rather than the school communities being places which are full of fear and
Every child is known individually and treated individually. Relationships in such schools are positive and nurturing, based on what positive psychologists call ‘active constructive engagement’. The head is a highly visible figure constantly present at any door where students, staff
2.The body and the hand are educated, and not just the head
Students are given opportunities to draw, make objects and play sport with their hands and feet. Students and staff are told the supreme importance of healthy bodies which are well exercised, watered, fed, rested and slept. Where the body is healthy and alert, the mind has the best possibility of thriving too.