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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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Mark. Plan. Teach. by Ross Morrison McGill

Who is Ross Morrison McGill? You might know him better as @TeacherToolkit, The Most Followed Teacher on Twitter/No 1 Education Blog in the UK/Top-50 #EdTech Brands Worldwide. In Real Life, he is an author (this is his third book for Bloomsbury) and a senior leader “with over twenty years of teaching and school leadership experience in some […]

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New School Year Resolutions

A guest post by @BrynShenkin Many of us set new year resolutions in January, but those of us who work in schools have another opportunity to set goals: the start of a new school year. This year I’ve got various career-orientated goals, but what I want to talk about here are my wellbeing targets. This concept […]

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Workload: A Reality Check. The Definition of Reasonable and You Deserve a Life!

September 10, 2017 theprovokedpedagogue A guest post by @Provokedpedagog Reasonable definition There are some common responses I get when suggesting measures to reduce workload either in real life or in the twittersphere , it seems teachers are hell bent on sself-destructionvia unrealistic expectations of what is achievable in the constraints of finite time.  The following list […]

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Back to School Bingo

This is just a bit of fun. If you are worried about going back to school,  Education Support Partnership provide free support 24/7. https://www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk/  Download as a PDF  Share this

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The Stress Threshold – Maintaining a balance

A guest post by @chizkent There is no doubt that teaching is a high-pressured profession; whether you are an NQT, experienced teacher, school leader or work in the school office.  Learning to recognise the level of pressure in ourselves, work colleagues, students and parents is invaluable if we are to maintain positive mental health and relationships. […]

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Champion Classroom Assistants and Teachers

A guest post by Charles Christie of Education Tay School days are an enjoyable time for many students, although for others can be a restless and challenging part of their life.  For much of my time at school I spent it looking out of the window wondering what is the teacher talking about.  Yes, I did not understand […]

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Keep Your Teacher Wellbeing In Check

Primary recruitment consultant and former KS1 Primary Teacher Annie Davis of @AFlourishing , explains the necessary actions to be implemented to ensure school staff wellbeing remains a priority. Looking back on my time in the classroom, it’s clear to see that I actually prioritised my wellbeing, happiness and mental health as a teacher. Again being a teacher, […]

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Reflections

A guest post by @GovPurple  Mirror, mirror on the wall…..well not THAT sort of reflection! We have started the summer break and I don’t know about you but I am shredding paperwork I no longer need and putting saved documents into folders. I have only 5 icons on my desktop which take me to my folders. […]

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Saying Goodbye

  A guest post by @dutaut. I never got to say it. It was three Christmases ago. I was cooking the family Christmas meal. I love cooking. I’d spent two days on the prep. It was going to be a gourmet affair for the whole family. As it turned out, I cocked up the starter, a […]

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What if your working hours really ARE killing you?

I couldn’t help but notice this piece in the Guardian this week.       “Now it seems that clocking up more than 55 hours a week means a 40% higher chance of developing an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF), when compared to those with a better work-life balance.” Turns out that AF, which […]