Adapting to change

Change is a normal part of life, but sometimes if feels like there is too much change happening all at once. These resources are aimed at helping you manage change in a constructive way.

Teacher's Guide - Building Resilience

This guide is intended to support teachers with practical advice on managing the challenges for them in key areas such as demand on time and managing change.

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Change curve

Organisational change is an increasingly common aspect of life in many schools but can leave employees feeling unsettled and anxious.

The Change Curve is widely used in change management to help describe individual’s reactions to significant change or upheaval.

Much like how change is complex, so are individual’s reactions to it. It important to remember that people accept and adapt to change in their own time. This means that employees may move through the stages at different speeds or may not follow or experience all of the change stages.

This model helps in explaining the feelings and reactions of individuals who are exposed to change and provides useful guidance on what you can do to support your staff at each stage of the process to increase the likelihood of successfully implementing organisational change.

Change Management and Change Leadership Training delivered by Hazel Standbridge and Premier Partnership

The Change Curve model can be downloaded here

Growth mindset

This resilience habit enables you to reconsider your reactions and really feel good about your learning. When things go wrong, or you make a mistake, you’re more likely to feel embarrassed or foolish, or to blame someone else, than to feel good about your learning. This habit helps you to change your perception of what happened. There is so much to learn from the process of routinely taking those moments and treating them as a surprise. Keeping a surprise journal is a deceptively simple, incredibly effective personal development practice.

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Glass half full

When people are negative in their approach and responses, it has a draining effect on others and even on the atmosphere in meetings and across teams. This set of self-coaching questions enables you to gradually change your approach from pessimism and grumpiness, which brings people down, to realistic optimism, which energises and uplifts people instead.

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Managing change

Advice from Health Assured (only available to those whose schools have bought into the Health Assured service)

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