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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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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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Coronavirus Resources for wellbeing and mental health in schools

Reading Time: 4 minutes Please email  hello@schoolwell.co.uk  or tweet with any useful resources to add to this list, or to advise of any updates. There are 4 sections; Resources to support Mental Health and Wellbeing in School, Resources for families, Books and Stories for Children and Young People and Union Advice and Resources. Each section is arranged in alphabetical […]

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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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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. […]

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Book Review: Stop Talking About Wellbeing by Kat Howard

Reading Time: 3 minutes Stop Talking about Wellbeing: A Pragmatic Approach to Teacher Workload by Kat Howard. Published by John Catt Educational Ltd English teacher, Assistant Principal and LitDrive founder Kat Howard has entered the field of teacher wellbeing books with this provocatively titled work aimed at teachers at all stages of their careers. Unusually, the book opens with […]

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Well, this is novel

Reading Time: 3 minutes A blog post for #Covid19WellbeingEdumeet I’m new to this. You’re new to this. Everyone is new to this.  Whatever this is. The complex puzzle of our lives has been upended; the pieces reorganised into new and confusing patterns according to some strange and ineffable logic. Time, well, I can make no sense of time whatsoever. […]

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I’m still standing – just a little further back

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post from @MrHtheteacher. I’ve been taking some time recently to reflect on my career trajectory and the changes I’ve made over the last few years following some tough times. A year and a half ago I agreed to take on a role that meant I was stepping back from the level I was […]

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Empowering teachers: terrifying for some, amazing for others.

Reading Time: 6 minutes ‘I find this terrifying. We don’t want them too empowered; they’ll all leave!’ – A Secondary Head Teacher in response to the Teacher Empowerment Event. “After attending The Teacher Empowerment event a couple of weeks ago, and realising that alternatives exist, I started looking/applying for jobs. After putting myself “out there”, I was contacted by […]