Over the coming years much of my work will be in partnership with a handful of organisations that I have grown to admire, respect and enjoy the collaboration. Each of them supports me extend the impact I want make in the world, so they are important to me. Over the past decade or so I have spent most of my time working solo and have enjoyed the flexibility. However, over the recent past I am beginning to feel the benefit of collective action, and for me each of these partnerships matter.
Anyone who has come across Viv Grant will not forget the impact she makes, especially with head teachers. It is important work that she and her team set out to do and I am glad of the opportunity to make a contribution to head teacher well-being. What I also value is that this is one of those corners in the educational world where ‘soul’ is OK to talk about – a rare and beautiful thing indeed.
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Click here to find out about the Integrity Coaching autumn conference, Soul in Education
Click here to find out more about the Integrity Coaching retreat for head teachers based here at the Mill House, Suffolk
National Union of Teachers
I have a longstanding involvement with the NUT and I am proud of it. At first I was part of the original tutor team that pushed the work on social inclusion and the extensive behaviour management training programme on offer. Since then I have been developing the relational dimension in the training programme – including teaching TA. Now the emphasis is on the Reclaiming Vocation movement which is in its early stages. It is an utterly vital topic for a professional association to be advocating at this time and I am pleased to be working on it with an old – in both senses of the word – colleague, Paul Howard.
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Sari and I have been working together for many years now and a longstanding feature in our joint work is the European TA exam workshop. Held every April in Budapest, the weekend workshop is a great opportunity to work with practitioners from all over Europe in preparing for the formal exam processes at CTA and TSTA levels.
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The Berne Insitute
The ‘Berne’ is one of those iconic names in TA training in the UK. One of the oldest TA institutes in the country and still going strong and, in fact, undergoing a resurgence of energy and expansion. Adrienne Lee is one of the TA community elders and her ambition to establish a four field training programme is one that I am supporting as the educational TA programme leader. What attracts me to this work is that most TA training institutes are primarily interested in professional development for clinicians and as a consequence psychotherapy dominates the culture, sometimes at the expense of TA. In moving toward a four field training programme, the Berne Institute is looking to put TA right at the heart of what it does. Count me in!
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George Williams College
My involvement with YMCA George Williams is the newest of the partnerships I work with and I wish that we had found each other earlier! Our joint interest is in developing social pedagogy in formal education, with a particular focus on alternative provision. There’s a strong alignment between the aims of social pedagogy and educational transactional analysis and I am delighted to be incorporating these two perspectives in the newly accredited programmes on offer.