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Supply On Demand?

It’s no secret that schools are spending a large portion of their staffing budget on supply staff, or that recruitment agencies are taking a substantial proportion of that spend in fees. Seeing an opportunity, a number of apps have entered the education recruitment market. Their aim is to cut out the agencies and decrease costs […]

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6 Ways to promote staff well-being in your school using technology

 A guest post by @FaridGasim, founder of @Edarabia. School culture is constantly reviewed as part of the efforts to promote physical, mental, and holistic fitness of the staff and students. Schools continuously strive to improve student and staff wellness by developing an effective school culture to support this aim. The factors considered for wellbeing include culture, values, thinking, […]

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Why Schools Must Embrace Flexible Working

Flexible working in schools has been a hot topic this week, and rightly so. Recent analysis by the NFER recommended that “The Government and stakeholders in the secondary sector need to look urgently at identifying ways that accommodate more and better part-time working in secondary schools. Further research with secondary schools which successfully offer greater […]

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Wellbeing: different things for different people

  A guest post by  @maternityCPD. The MaternityTeacher PaternityTeacher Project, which inspires, empowers and connects teachers choosing to complete CPD whilst on parental leave, throws up immediate questions about teacher wellbeing. Both teaching and parenting any age of child – but especially newborns – can involve significant periods of stress and are associated with other […]

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Teaching Packs Giveaway!

We have partnered with our friends at  @TeachingIdeas   to give away three One Year Teaching Packs Plus memberships. Teaching Packs have downloadable packs of quality teaching materials, including child-friendly eBooks, differentiated activity resources and classroom display materials covering a wide range of subjects and topics. Teaching Packs Plus members can also download editable versions of many resources, along with additional Mini […]

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Exclusive Interview with Tammie Prince

  Tammie Prince talks about mindfulness, the wellbeing agenda and what she says to sceptics… What attracted you to the practice of mindfulness? Initially, I was looking for a way to deal with the stress that does with headship. I knew that the stress would not magically go away. Stress is a part of life. However, I […]

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Eight Legs, Seven Attempts and Five Lessons

A guest post by @htcoaching.  You probably know the old story about Robert The Bruce, displaced King of Scotland, and how he gathered the courage to face the English in battle after suffering six straight losses. After being defeated so many times he was on the verge of giving up completely. With his few remaining troops, […]

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The Wellbeing Paradox

Through a series of events that I still don’t fully understand, last weekend I found myself nearly 300 miles from home, in Rhyddngs Business and Enterprise School in Oswaldtwistle, standing in front of about a  dozen people who were kind enough to choose to come to my workshop on the Wellbeing Paradox. The what? If […]

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Positive Teacher Co Giveaway!

  We have partnered with our friends at  @TPositiveTC  to give away a personalised teacher planner with matching notepad! The lucky winner will be able to choose from the range of stunning designs at their site. To enter, either- Retweet this tweet or pop over to our facebook post and like it! Entries close on the 15th of October, the […]