This book outlines practical steps that both government and schools can implement to significantly reduce the demands placed upon school leaders. It also provides highly effective tools and strategies to enable school leaders to reflect upon and improve their own wellbeing.

Packed full of research-led approaches this book:

  • Examines school leader burnout, what causes it, how to recognise it, and how to prevent it
  • Reflects on why school leaders fail to prioritise their own needs and how this can be addressed
  • Provides a comprehensive framework for schools to support leader thriving and resilience
  • Shares effective, evidence-based coping strategies for leaders.

This is a must-read book for all school leaders and those looking to support and improve school leader wellbeing.

chapter |9 pages


part I|74 pages

What Is Causing School Leader Stress and Burnout?

part II|132 pages

Preventing Burnout, Managing Stress, and Improving Wellbeing

chapter 7|17 pages

What Governments Can Do

chapter 8|20 pages

What Schools Can Do

A Stretegic Approach to Prevent School Leader Burnout

chapter 9|18 pages

What Schools Can Do

Addressing Workload

chapter 10|15 pages

What Schools Can Do

Supporting Leaders' Mental Health and Wellbeing

chapter 11|17 pages

What Schools Can Do

Building Community

chapter 12|18 pages

What Leaders Can Do

Managing Stress

chapter 13|13 pages

What Leaders Can Do

Addressing Self-Sabotage Behaviours

chapter 14|12 pages

What Leaders Can Do

Recovering From Burnout