Helping schools, sporting organisations and businesses
to have light bulb moments around their
learning and development needs, with a particular focus on resilience and wellbeing.
Hi! My name is Sarah Creegan. When I was 16, I chose to leave school. Three teachers called me in to chat through my decision. When I wouldn't budge on it, they then separately told me that I 'wouldn't amount to much'. As you might be able to tell, my secondary school was renowned locally for giving young people helpful pep talks, at just the right time!
They didn't put me off though. Since then, I have had a highly enjoyable and successful career as a teacher and Head Teacher, as well as working with some fantastic people, in businesses, sporting and educational organisations on their learning and development needs.
As a Head Teacher, I strove to create a culture of high expectations, in which everyone was appropriately challenged, supported and encouraged to be the best they could be. The 'whole child' was developed and valued within an inclusive and nurturing environment. I considered it my moral and professional responsibility to build personal resilience in all children and adults, to promote their lifelong healthy emotional wellbeing.
As a consultant, I am keen to work with schools and organisations with similar values and beliefs. Also, those that are on a journey of improvement. I have a wealth of knowledge, experience and particular interests in:
Supporting leaders to do a great job, with a focus on their own and their team’s good mental health and wellbeing;
Promoting resilience, reflection and growth mindsets – personally and throughout organisations;
Supporting and improving the emotional wellbeing of children and adults – in particular, those working with young people in schools and sporting organisations;
Embracing diversity and developing even more inclusive practice.
To the moon and back.
Well, maybe not to the moon and back - but I am very happy to travel around the country and the world to give support. Recently, I've worked in Japan, Luxembourg, Italy, China and Hong Kong. As well as deepest Somerset, Bournemouth, Norfolk, Manchester, Durham, Newcastle - and hundreds of places in between.
Size doesn't matter!
I love working with organisations of all shapes and sizes. Whether it's offering 1:1 wellbeing support for HeadTeachers; or delivering INSET days in small village schools like the fabulous Burton Agnes CofE Primary; or working with large organisations, such as The Premier League Charitable Foundation, to promote children's good mental health through sport.
It's good to talk.
All support is flexible and bespoke. Here are some ideas,
but it's always helpful to chat through your learning and development needs. We can do this on the phone or in
Consultancy Support for leadership, wellbeing, inclusion
and continuous improvement;
Training, including keynotes, INSETs and workshops;
Mentoring and Coaching for aspiring, middle and senior leaders;
In-house Support for leadership capacity, INCo and SENDCo cover.
Make 'em laugh.
We know that people learn better, and are more likely to remember training, when they are having fun. Therefore, all sessions aim to:
Be interactive - addressing important issues in a lively and engaging way;
Include real life examples, anecdotes and humour;
Give a range and variety of practical ideas.