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One of the core values at the People Management Business is a passion for learning. In support of this we set out a series of articles and contributions from people at all levels across schools, academies and the wider public sector

We are passionate about supporting young people especially those across the world who are facing incredibly difficult and challenging lives so for every article and video published on our website a donation will be made to Young Roots.

If you would like to submit an article or video and help build our contribution to a great children’s charity then simply send it to admin@thepmb.co.uk

Latest Articles:

A Softly – Softly Approach to Mindfulness at Work – Bernadette Lax

A Softly – Softly Approach to Mindfulness at Work – Bernadette Lax

Mindfulness is fast becoming a ‘hot’ topic for schools in search of strategies and techniques to support staff with ever increasing expectations and a fast changing, increasingly complex world. Here Bernadette Lax, Headteacher at Herne Bay Infant School and Seashells Nursery describes their ‘softly – softly’ journey towards a more mindful school culture. Introducing mindfulness…

If Only I Knew This Then… Gill Moody

If Only I Knew This Then… Gill Moody

In the second article in our series of If Only I Knew This Then… Gill Moody, former Head at Whitstable Junior School and now independent Education Consultant reflects back on the important values for education professionals and in particular the significance of having a clear personal vision for a successful future in order to make…

Using Singapore Maths to raise standards – Matthew Bowles

Using Singapore Maths to raise standards – Matthew Bowles

Matt Bowles, Head of Maths and Assessment at St Stephens Junior School, Canterbury describes how he led the teaching of Singapore Maths as his final assignment for the NPQSL and to embed the problem solving techniques as a school-wide improvement initiative. The impact on the school’s progress data was impressive.

In a nutshell: Adapt – Why Success Always Starts With Failure – Gary Edwards

In a nutshell: Adapt – Why Success Always Starts With Failure – Gary Edwards

The Guardian stated that Tim Harford was on the verge of an invitation to a fireside chat at No 10 and the Sunday Times described his book of 2011 as “utterly compelling” but if you are too busy to read this “outstanding book” splashed with “memorable nuggets” (Time Out) then read this short summary of…

Health Fanatic by John Cooper Clarke

Health Fanatic by John Cooper Clarke

This is a poem by the legendary John Cooper Clarke, the nation’s Punk Poet and performance artist. At one level it is a great take on the over-zealous jogging fad so popular with New Year resolutions that so many will fade away well before spring arrives. But on another level it is also an insightful…

Creating Freedom to Inspire Excellence – Howard Fisher

Creating Freedom to Inspire Excellence – Howard Fisher

Are we developing resilience in initiative and risk taking or inhibiting aspiration and creativity through reliance?

In a nutshell: The Chimp Paradox – Gary Edwards

In a nutshell: The Chimp Paradox – Gary Edwards

Too busy to read the best-selling book, The Chimp Paradox by Prof Steve Peters accredited as the mind programme that helped Sir Chris Hoy win his Olympic gold medals then read this short summary review by Gary Edwards

Switching On Reluctant Readers with Technology – David Jarvis

Switching On Reluctant Readers with Technology – David Jarvis

An NPQSL final assessment project at St Stephen’s Junior School in Canterbury reveals how the use of Kindles can be very effective in motivating underachieving disengaged readers.

The Vision Thing – Simon O’Keefe

The Vision Thing – Simon O’Keefe

Our vision provides the emotional connection that inspires us all and will attract staff from outside who want to buy into our vision.

A Melon Story

A Melon Story

We are delighted to share with you a really moving, imaginative video produced by the Lebanese project at our chosen charity Young Roots.

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