Bethany Kelly

Bethany Kelly is passionate that teachers should make their own learning a priority alongside that of their students. Her approach brings together her philosophical background, experience of a wide variety of independent schools, a creative method and an interest in popular culture. Bethany has worked in education for over 20 years in all, spending all but the first three years in leadership roles.

Her first degree in Theology was from the University of Durham, she has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management, and is currently undertaking an educational doctorate on leadership, personality and gender. Teaching posts have taken her to different parts of the country, to boarding and day schools, and mixed and single-sex schools.

After 10 successful years of middle management, Bethany moved into senior leadership with two deputy headships covering both pastoral and academic responsibilities.


Bethany’s workshop is based around ‘Mental and Emotional Health’

This workshop will look at potential causes of stress amongst the children, spotting and responding to them, understanding what is going on with the teenage brain, including some gender issues, how stress and anxiety can impact in the classroom, the importance of emotional well-being, and practical strategies for improving teacher confidence when supporting the children.  The session will also include practical strategies for improving resilience and give teachers options for those challenging conversations with children.

Bethany Kelly