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Schools in for summer at the Boarding Exeat Café.

Are you ready to order some clari- tea with a slice of life?

Simply Boarding Exeat CafeIt is time for a boarding brew like no other. Enjoy our menu of special- tea blogs to inspire you in a boarding world.

Isn't it time to infuse your daily life with passion, purpose and personal development ? Your success starts here, let's get brewing!

A Sunday thought - lie back and think of boarding :)

A Sunday thought - lie back and think of boarding :)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Okay guys, I have changed one word…. but I am sure you get the meaning? At the end of a duty day when lots of things have gone on, we need time to absorb information and events. Check out my top 10 tips to get to sleep with ease. With... Read More

Friday fun : complete this sentence

Friday fun : complete this sentence

Friday, March 30, 2018

I  thought today we would do something differently ... I have a sentence for you  - would you be a superhero ? When I was at Toastmasters on Wednesday, we had a theme evening where you all had to think about if there was no limits what fun job... Read More

Make your holiday work for you. Your career your way

Make your holiday work for you. Your career your way

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Happy holidays ! Its time now to stop , reflect and invest in yourself. You are one click away from moving your career forward.   The Easter holidays is known for our GCSE and A Level students revising hard .. ( or not so hard) for the examinations... Read More

It is time to end our ' stop and collapse syndrome' boarding professional

It is time to end our ' stop and collapse syndrome' boarding professional

Monday, March 26, 2018

Your time off has finally arrived and you can forget about work for one or two days, put your feet up and feel great. Or can you? According to new research a growing number of people are plagued by a new illness that means they can't enjoy their weekend -... Read More

What can learn about rebuilding trust from the wizard of oz ?

What can learn about rebuilding trust from the wizard of oz ?

Friday, March 23, 2018

f you click your red heels, it would be nice if trust could be restored again in a relationship! But, we can learn alot about rebuilding trust in our key boarding relationships from the lion, tin man and scarecrow. You will never view the movie in the same... Read More

What is low trust costing your boarding community?

What is low trust costing your boarding community?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Trust ... and lack of it has an emotional cost to all parts of a boarding community. As coach turbo writes, it is time to look at ways in which low trust can be minimised so that we can all achieve our potential. I start with a quote that says it all... Read More

Building trust - it is all about the equation.

Building trust - it is all about the equation.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Maths phobics - look away now !!! I have combined maths and trust ( some may say an odd combination!) ...it's time to look at the TRUST EQUATION from Maister. In his book, The Trusted Advisor, Maister looks at the idea of a trust equation that can... Read More

So, have you performed a random act of kindness today?

So, have you performed a random act of kindness today?

Friday, March 16, 2018

It is possible that by the time you are reading this post you have changed someone’s day in your boarding community without even realising it. Perhaps you gave a welcoming smile to a nervous interview candidate, boarder or a new parent of a... Read More

Boarding's got talent - it is time to unleash (y)our power

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Boarding's got talent is always an event where we see the skills of our boarders. However, let us take some time to inspire our boarding talent........ You have heard of talent pools .. right ? What about boarding talent pools ?... Read More

Free PDR- all you need is your shoes

Monday, March 12, 2018

While budgets are tight for training, sometime we need to look outside the box and closer to home to look at ways to inspire our practice. You have heard of take your child to school day – so what about take your house staff to school day. What a... Read More

Boarding 'mothers' - you are awesome :)

Boarding 'mothers' - you are awesome :)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Whether you are a house parent, house mother, matron or housemistress, we have a message for you . Click now to open .... Thank you for being awesome. Thank you- for just being you :) Every day as a boarding mother to many children... Read More

What are the two words that mean alot?

What are the two words that mean alot?

Friday, March 9, 2018

Two words, different meanings but depending on what has or is going on in your journey of life they become decision makers to people- it could be  ‘next year’, ‘tes jobs’, ‘thank you’ or ‘time off’. Our... Read More

Are you ready for a clock fast ?

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

In our busy world of boarding  education sometimes time flies by. But on your next time off ( day or weekend) - try this trick... Read More

When you are writing your life story - dont let anyone else hold the pen

Monday, March 5, 2018

Everyone has a story to tell. A unique story that defines who you are and how your move forward but ....   Who is holding the pen ? Is it YOU or YOUR EMOTIONS ? Every day in a boarding world the conversations that we have with other people can move... Read More

It's nearly mothers day- so what are you doing for your boarding mums?

It's nearly mothers day- so what are you doing for your boarding mums?

Monday, March 5, 2018

Sunday 11 March- are you ready to add one more gift to the day? The day where we celebrate mothers day. But , what is your school doing for your boarding mothers, your house teams ? If it is nothing , then please read on....  As senior leaders... Read More

A Sunday thought - one boarding professional, maybe you

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Today I read a poem- it was truly inspirational. I hope it speaks to you in the way it spoke to me.         One Life One song can spark a moment, One flower can wake the dream One tree can start a forest, One bird can herald... Read More

#PressforProgress Women In Boarding - your time is now

Saturday, March 3, 2018

It is time to #PressforProgress in the boarding world. It is time for women returning or joining... Read More

Pleased to announce : first ever Women In Boarding Courses

Pleased to announce : first ever Women In Boarding Courses

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Just finished presenting at the UK front line house staff conference and then I had an idea. An idea to give women in boarding a headstart at the end of the school year. So, I got to work and then ....  As part of the International Womens Day... Read More

Have you fallen asleep on your career?  2018 -Its time to wake up !

Have you fallen asleep on your career? 2018 -Its time to wake up !

Saturday, January 13, 2018

So, are you ? When was the last time you had a career MOT ? Well, the time is now - read on boarding professional. There is an amazing chapter in my book that is called - Are you on someday isle? In our busy boarding world we say someday I will do this ...... Read More

Wrap up for success boarding professional, my gift to you

Wrap up for success boarding professional, my gift to you

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A rather reflective mood at the boarding exeat cafe as change is on the horizon. Are you ready for 2018?    As we wrap up 2017, how have you grown? What steps have you taken towards having the future that you want? Have you got your own house in... Read More

Wrap up for success in 2018

Wrap up for success in 2018

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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2018 is all about you

2018 is all about you

Friday, December 1, 2017

Today is the 1st December, so have you achieved all the resolutions you set for 2018? Whatever your answer , it is time to   Decide what the missing piece is of your personal jigsaw that will move you  from where you are now to the person... Read More