Thrive’s new book club – meet the author session

12th October 2023 | Blogs | Events | News

We are thrilled to launch the new Thrive book club. Each 45-minute session will explore a new title, with the chance to meet the author and understand how the contents of their book links to Thrive’s key theory and understanding.  

The first session, on November 2 at 3.30pm, will see author and wellbeing lead Hollie Edwards in conversation with Thrive’s Viv Trask-Hall about her new book Reflective Supervision in Education: Using Supervision to Support Pupil and Staff Wellbeing, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishing, featuring a foreword by keynote speaker and author Dr Pooky Knightsmith. Viv and Hollie will explore what supervision means in a school setting, how it can benefit staff and student wellbeing and how supervision sessions can be run effectively.  

To claim 20 per cent discount off the cost of the title, enter HOLTHRIVE20 at the checkout when buying from Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Supervision is an effective way to support staff in navigating the complex experiences of simultaneously teaching and safeguarding children, but much of the existing literature on supervision can't easily be applied to school settings. Hollie has created a book which brings together theory and practice. Her practical guide includes: 

  •  chapters on why supervision is so important for staff and student wellbeing 
  • what qualities make for an ideal supervisor 
  • how to adapt supervision for in-person and online settings, as well as criteria for an optimum supervision environment  
  • suggested material to include in supervision sessions 


     Hollie is Director of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Senior Leader and Counsellor and Supervisor at Herne Bay Junior School, in Kent. As part of her efforts to embed a whole school approach to mental health, she developed a supervision model that is suitable for education staff. In 2019, her school achieved Silver status for The Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health in Schools award and then Gold status in December 2020.  


     To join us for this invaluable discussion, including your chance to ask Hollie questions about supervision, register here.

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