Nadia Hewstone


"The (UN)HAPPY HEADTEACHER: Navigating headship and finding joy in the role" is a great resource for any headteacher seeking to balance the demands of their role with personal well-being. Written by Nadia Hewstone, a former headteacher and school leadership coach, experience-based advice for managing the complexities of headship.

The book begins by addressing the common risks of burnout and boredom faced by headteachers, setting the stage for a deep exploration into how headteachers can reconnect with their personal values, develop compelling life goals, and create strategies that enrich their professional and personal lives. It’s not just a handbook for managing a school; it's a guide to rediscovering joy and fulfillment in the demanding role of headship.

The book also provides practical tools for strategic planning, emphasising the importance of deep work, setting priorities, and effective time management. This practical advice is tailored specifically to the unique challenges of headship, ensuring relevance and applicability. 

"The (UN)HAPPY HEADTEACHER" is more than just a guide for school leadership; it's a great book that empowers headteachers to lead with authenticity, strategic acumen, and a renewed sense of joy. It's an essential read not just for headteachers, but for anyone in educational leadership seeking to make a meaningful impact while maintaining personal well-being.