As a Deputy, you get pulled from pillar to post – you do your best to implement the Head’s vision, you support and protect the Head by acting as a ‘filter’ to staff, you listen to staff woes, you probably teach quite a lot (and are expected to get great results), you sort out behaviour issues, operational ‘urgent’ issues, deal with difficult parents and are highly visible all day long.
Which means that most of the time your own ‘work’ can only be done outside school hours.
So what about sleep, hobbies, relaxing?… And yet without this, you are limited with what you can achieve as Deputy. Deputies are great at giving advice to others that they rarely follow themselves.
Working with a coach gives you thinking time
allows you to plan better
helps you put yourself first so that you can function in a way that improves your performance.
Because after all, you matter.