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Lockdown loneliness

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post by Rachel Ball.  I’m writing this during a half term break which I have struggled with to be honest. Whilst grateful for the break from remote learning and home-school, it’s been hard to relax. There’s the constant speculation in the press about when and how we will return to school, the challenge […]

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Supply has dried up

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many supply teachers in England have found themselves in the unenviable position of being unable to work or be furloughed this lockdown. It appears that a substantial number of agencies simply cannot afford to take the financial hit of furlough this time around, due to less cash being available from the government. If you are […]

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Book Review: Love Teaching, Keep Teaching by Peter Radford

Reading Time: 2 minutes Love Teaching, Keep Teaching The Essential Guide to Improving Wellbeing at All Levels in Schools In Love Teaching, Keep Teaching, Peter Radford challenges teachers and leaders to begin with the end in mind and that is exactly what he does: ‘Teaching is the best job in the world!’ This book really encourages the reader to […]

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Sleeping well in troubled times

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest blog from Maria Brosnan, founder of Pursuit Wellbeing and author of The Pursuit of Sleep for teachers.  DOWNLOAD The Pursuit of Sleep for free until February half term! Now is not an easy time to be in education. We have all felt the tumultuous tide of decisions, u-turns, and change, after change, after […]

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Wellbeing: the Key to Sustainable Teaching

Reading Time: 3 minutes Charlotte Hobbs (@Lottefran), a Lincolnshire-based English teacher is preparing to return to work full time after maternity leave with her daughter.  She reflects on how spending time developing her understanding of her own wellbeing whilst out of the classroom may have the most significant impact on her teaching and learning. I went back to work after […]

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Primary School Christmas Bingo 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Updated for 2020, our Primary School Christmas Bingo is a bit of fun for the festive season. The serious message behind it is that Education Support are there for all education staff in the UK, every day of the year. Visit their website, or call 08000 562561.  Click the image to download, or make this […]

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Be brave, be joyful and let it go

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest post from Pete Coulson on the @VandVLearning blog.  Feeling a bit apprehensive?  Nobody would blame you. As we look forward to a new school year in September we can’t help being aware of the bigger picture. The summer of 2020 presents us with some very pressing environmental, economic and social issues that impinge […]

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Back to School Wellbeing Resources for 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve never put together a list of “back to school” resources before, but this year they seem very necessary, so you will find below a collection of resources that may be useful in the Autumn Term. Favorite this page and keep an eye on our Twitter feed for updates! Please email  hello@schoolwell.co.uk  or tweet with any useful resources to […]

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Should Schools be Teaching Mental Wellbeing Strategies?

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest post from @YourMindFitness ‘27% of suicides in young people are linked with the pressures of academic studies.’ Over the 10 years that I have been teaching, I have observed the increased levels of stress on our young people. I believe that secondary schools need to STOP using Tutor Time for marginal academic gains. […]