Testimonials

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An outstanding headteacher with an excellent vision for the school supported by a strong set of values and beliefs and clear strategic thinking. She always develops strong relationships with staff and students and has a particular gift for project management, and change projects.

Vivienne – Trustee, Chair of Governors and Leadership Coach

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Sarah has an amazing knack of making everyone she meets feel welcome, comfortable and valued.  She has been an immense support to me both personally and professionally, possessing the ability to console whilst assisting you to find practical solutions and  rearrange your confused thoughts. Sarah has helped me to identify my strengths and potential career paths and I can honestly say that I would not have had the courage or confidence to start this new journey without her support - it really is like having your own cheerleader! I have valued our time working together and look forward to hopefully doing so again in the future.

Rebecca Mooney – Specialist Teaching Assistant

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I was lucky enough to be supported by Sarah in her capacity as Head Teacher during my School Direct training year. The kindness and valuable insight Sarah shared with myself during this time was of immeasurable value. I couldn’t have felt more supported by Sarah, or the team that she built and nurtured at the school. Sarah has an eye for knowing what information and support is most needed at different times, honing in on only what is going to be of most value and benefit to the people like myself and the team that she supported in this capacity. I would highly recommend Sarah’s professional insight, leadership and mentoring skills, and her integrity, honesty and openness as a person - Sarah is refreshing to work with and I would work under her mentorship and leadership with no doubts in the future. I had the most wonderful experience training under Sarah’s headship; it has left an indelible impression on myself and my practice as a teacher.

Eleanor Foxwell – Teacher

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Sarah’s life coaching came into my life at the perfect time. I felt so comfortable and at ease with Sarah every session and I had no trouble fully opening up and being my most vulnerable self. She instantly knew what areas in my life I wanted to work on and she had so much knowledge and guidance that I was able to implement that and see massive change in the areas I wanted them too. I highly recommend life coaching with Sarah!

Victoria Bleach – Coaching Client

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Without Sarah's direction, attention to detail, ongoing support and comprehension of what's important in life, I wouldn't be where I am now.

Shane Silk – Deputy Head Teacher

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For the past 6 years Sarah has taught, guided and supported me to be the best I can be. She is knowledgeable, kind as well as being extremely caring (and hilarious!) If Sarah hadn’t believed in me and pushed me to progress in my career I wouldn’t be where I am today and for that I am eternally grateful. Thanks to Sarah I now believe in myself and have grown immensely in confidence. I feel extremely lucky for getting to work with Sarah and for all of her support and knowledge shared.

Romana Beale – Key Stage 1 Teacher and SENCO

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Sarah oozes credibility, wisdom and moral purpose and it is a rare privilege to know and work with someone as special as her. After many years serving her community as a headteacher, I am so excited to see the good she will do in the world as a coach, mentor and facilitator.

Dr Emma Kell

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From our first interaction, Sarah built a rapport that made her expertise and years of experience in navigating complex contexts shine. Her practical methods significantly boosted my resilience, helping me harness strength from my network. Amid my cluttered life, Sarah offered clarity and structure, reframing my situation into a manageable framework. She co-reflects with clients to discover tailored solutions, effectively combating burnout. I wholeheartedly recommend Sarah for anyone needing to streamline their life and find custom solutions. Her coaching is transformative and, with her, you're choosing a partner committed to your success.

Cllr Jenna Sabine

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Teaching is hard work at the best of times but teaching a particularly challenging class had almost finished me off! I felt broken. I began to question my abilities as a teacher and my self-esteem was lower than it had ever been . Unable to find a work life balance, I knew that I was burning out. I decided to give it another year before I considered leaving the profession that I had worked so long and hard to be a part of. My very supportive head teacher suggested I access coaching with Sarah. Here began my healing process. Sarah oozes warmth, compassion, empathy and logic. Her personality and professionalism offered a safe space to talk, rant and reflect upon my immediate thoughts and reactions in difficult situations. I truly believe that my weekly coaching sessions with Sarah have given me strategies and perspective. I have learned to better understand my initial thoughts and reactions, and how they affect others. I am beginning to believe in myself again and when difficult situations arise, I remember to tell myself that ‘it’s not personal’ and that ‘I am trying my best.’

Key Stage 1 Teacher

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Sarah made me feel valued and seen from the moment I met her. She has clear and strong values which encompassed each of our sessions. Sarah has helped me to believe in myself and believe in the job I do. I have found a love for what I do again - thank you!

Deputy Head Teacher

Sarah looking off into the distance outdoors.

What can P&P offer you?

Do you want to gain clarity and perspective in your life?

  • We offer individual or team coaching to anyone for any life goals (large or small). The professional life coaching offer is not exclusively for people who work in education; we are happy to take on coachees from all walks of life. If you are committed  to the process it will  be totally transformational.
  • We offer professional development sessions for schools, trusts, MATS and LA’s. With 25 years experience we can develop your team in a range of different areas.
  • We offer keynote speeches for conferences, network meetings, staff meetings etc. We promise to be engaging and amusing and the content will be based in the real world of education!

All of the above are offered at competitive rates and discounts can be applied depending on your setting and need.  Please get in touch and see what we can offer you – there is no charge for an initial planning session.

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Keynote Speaking

Possibilities and Perspective - A Keynote about Realignment.

According to the most recent Teachers Wellbeing Index:

  • 89% of school leaders are stressed.
  • 82% of teachers are stressed.

In 2023 23,241 head teachers left their posts and 1,694 of them were not retiring.

In November 2022 my health began to fail to the point that I had several serious cardiac events due to the pressure of my job as head teacher.

How do we change this for the future of our profession?

We need schools that are based on belonging, shared values, trust, relationships and wellbeing. These are known as soft leadership skills.

Book me to hear more.

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Sarah looking off into the distance outdoors.

What can P&P offer you?

Do you want to gain clarity and perspective in your life?

  • We offer individual or team coaching to anyone for any life goals (large or small). The professional life coaching offer is not exclusively for people who work in education; we are happy to take on coachees from all walks of life. If you are committed  to the process it will  be totally transformational.
  • We offer professional development sessions for schools, trusts, MATS and LA’s. With 25 years experience we can develop your team in a range of different areas.
  • We offer keynote speeches for conferences, network meetings, staff meetings etc. We promise to be engaging and amusing and the content will be based in the real world of education!

All of the above are offered at competitive rates and discounts can be applied depending on your setting and need.  Please get in touch and see what we can offer you – there is no charge for an initial planning session.

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Training

What Do I Offer?

I have 25 years’ experience in primary education and I am the parent of neurodiverse girls. I can offer you bespoke training including the following areas:

  • Wellbeing that works.
  • ADHD - Myth busting and supporting both children and adults with ADHD.
  • Neurodiversity in girls/women.
  • Leading a school using soft leadership changes.

However, if there is anything in school that you need support with – an idea that needs help to become a reality then please get in touch. We can create something together.

There is no charge for an initial planning meeting.

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Sarah looking off into the distance outdoors.

What can P&P offer you?

Do you want to gain clarity and perspective in your life?

  • We offer individual or team coaching to anyone for any life goals (large or small). The professional life coaching offer is not exclusively for people who work in education; we are happy to take on coachees from all walks of life. If you are committed  to the process it will  be totally transformational.
  • We offer professional development sessions for schools, trusts, MATS and LA’s. With 25 years experience we can develop your team in a range of different areas.
  • We offer keynote speeches for conferences, network meetings, staff meetings etc. We promise to be engaging and amusing and the content will be based in the real world of education!

All of the above are offered at competitive rates and discounts can be applied depending on your setting and need.  Please get in touch and see what we can offer you – there is no charge for an initial planning session.

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Coaching

Coaching in all it's formats has been around a very long time - but who was the first known coach?

The million dollar question that is asked all the time – what does a coach actually do?

What is Performance Coaching?

Coaching is the process of working with others to enable them to reach their goals in life. As a coach my role is to enable you to explore your situation, find your resources and make you ready for positive change!

With individuals this will:

  • Increase your confidence
  • Improve your relationships
  • Give you a better awareness of yourself
  • Support you to reach your goals
  • Give you a better work life balance
  • Give you greater self-belief
  • Know your greatest skills and strengths

In an organisation/team this will:

  • Give the team greater understanding of each other
  • Raise the levels of cooperation
  • Give clarity in leadership
  • Increase the return on investment
  • Improve job satisfaction
  • Ensure greater commitment
  • Improve conflict resolution

Coaching provides:

  • Time for you to explore your needs in a safe, confidential space.
  • A much needed opportunity to ‘dump’ your thoughts and process them in a structured and positive manner.
  • A non-judgmental, trained professional to help you identify your strengths and to hold you accountable to yourself.
  • The defining of your values and how to live your life through them.
  • The belief in yourself and your own resources to take action with your next steps and exciting opportunities.
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Sarah looking off into the distance outdoors.

What can P&P offer you?

Do you want to gain clarity and perspective in your life?

  • We offer individual or team coaching to anyone for any life goals (large or small). The professional life coaching offer is not exclusively for people who work in education; we are happy to take on coachees from all walks of life. If you are committed  to the process it will  be totally transformational.
  • We offer professional development sessions for schools, trusts, MATS and LA’s. With 25 years experience we can develop your team in a range of different areas.
  • We offer keynote speeches for conferences, network meetings, staff meetings etc. We promise to be engaging and amusing and the content will be based in the real world of education!

All of the above are offered at competitive rates and discounts can be applied depending on your setting and need.  Please get in touch and see what we can offer you – there is no charge for an initial planning session.

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About Me

Read How Headship Broke My Heart

Welcome to my website, I am Sarah Hussey, founder of Possibilities and Perspective Education. I have worked in education since the early 1990s; I started as a midday supervisor and teaching assistant and my most recent role was 13 years as a head teacher of a successful primary school.

On 6th December 2022 I was bluelighted from the Isle of wight to a specialist cardiac hospital in Portsmouth after suffering a string of terrifying cardiac events brought on by the stress of my job. I was consistently working over 55 hours a week, my blood pressure was dangerously high and I had just been through my third and most difficult OFSTED inspection as a head.

I have not returned to headship, instead after some initial dark weeks of depression and feeling a lack of purpose I used the experience to open my eyes to all the other wonderful, slightly scary possibilities open to me and gained some well needed clarity and perspective on my life. I am still supporting others and working in education and I am driven by the absolute certainty that leadership in schools needs to be based on the following – belonging, shared values, trust, relationships and wellbeing.

Book me for a keynote to hear more about my journey and why soft leadership skills matter.

Do you need some possibilities and perspective in your life?

Contact Me
Sarah looking off into the distance outdoors.

What can P&P offer you?

Do you want to gain clarity and perspective in your life?

  • We offer individual or team coaching to anyone for any life goals (large or small). The professional life coaching offer is not exclusively for people who work in education; we are happy to take on coachees from all walks of life. If you are committed  to the process it will  be totally transformational.
  • We offer professional development sessions for schools, trusts, MATS and LA’s. With 25 years experience we can develop your team in a range of different areas.
  • We offer keynote speeches for conferences, network meetings, staff meetings etc. We promise to be engaging and amusing and the content will be based in the real world of education!

All of the above are offered at competitive rates and discounts can be applied depending on your setting and need.  Please get in touch and see what we can offer you – there is no charge for an initial planning session.

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Home Page

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About
Me

I am Sarah Hussey and I am the founder of Possibilities and Perspective.

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Keynote Speaking

I am passionate about offering key-note speeches and building leadership networks.

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Coaching
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Performance coaching can be transformational when you commit to the process.

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Training
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Excellent professional development can make a positive impact on your entire school community.

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Blog

Keep up to date on my progress.

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What can P&P offer you?

Do you want to gain clarity and perspective in your life?

  • We offer individual or team coaching to anyone for any life goals (large or small). The professional life coaching offer is not exclusively for people who work in education; we are happy to take on coachees from all walks of life. If you are committed  to the process it will  be totally transformational.
  • We offer professional development sessions for schools, trusts, MATS and LA’s. With 25 years experience we can develop your team in a range of different areas.
  • We offer keynote speeches for conferences, network meetings, staff meetings etc. We promise to be engaging and amusing and the content will be based in the real world of education!

All of the above are offered at competitive rates and discounts can be applied depending on your setting and need.  Please get in touch and see what we can offer you – there is no charge for an initial planning session.

Get in Touch >
Speech marks

Sarah oozes credibility, wisdom and moral purpose and it is a rare privilege to know and work with someone as special as her. After many years serving her community as a headteacher, I am so excited to see the good she will do in the world as a coach, mentor and facilitator.

Dr Emma Kell

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