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Anne Connor

Head of S6, George Heriot's School

Graduated from Dundee University and then Moray House. Later completed Certificates in Guidance and Leadership. She is currently Head of S6 at George Heriot’s School. In recent years she has focused her CPD on wellbeing training with Elaine Bradley of SoundMind and with the Mindfulness in Schools Project.

For the last three years, Anne has been developing with colleagues in the Junior and Senior Schools a wellbeing strategy. The aim is to promote a better understanding of the fact that emotional wellbeing, like physical wellbeing, can be cultivated. The Love Your Mind campaign is multi-faceted. There is a S6 group called the Head Gardeners who help to develop an understanding of the Love Your Mind brand within the school community and grow awareness of what practical activities can strengthen emotional wellbeing. Love Your Mind materials have also been incorporated into Citizenship lessons, registration activities and year assemblies across all year groups. There have also been a series of week long events focussing on particular themes such as sleep, self-compassion and the importance of gratitude. Pupil and parental workshops on mindfulness strategies have also proved popular.