Emma Gleadhill is a speaker, trainer and coach whose work centres on the emotional aspects of teaching, learning and parenting.
She draws from 21 years of school experience (6 years as a Deputy Head of a leading Independent School), mostly within the Independent sector. This grounding is enhanced by her postgraduate training in the social and emotional development of young people. Emma’s particular interest is in how observational skills have the power to provide insight and transformations in the roles we play in our key relationships, and how we handle stress. She draws on the latest research from the fields of child development and positive psychology to convey ideas about how we can all develop the mature defences that support mental health and wellbeing.
Emma is a specialist in wellbeing and safeguarding. She is also a coach, a practising teacher, governor of an outstanding primary school, and a parent. She works with more than 40 different schools across the UK and trains teachers in school groups, NQTs and their mentors across the independent school sector. She often participates in radio, online, and news media discussions on child and adolescent development and relationships. She is able to provide rich and grounded perspectives on relationships in school and home life. She brings experience of having supported generations of young people and their parents in a huge range of stuck situations.