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Passion, Pasties, Poldark

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s a chilly cornish Saturday morning. I’m fresh from a glorious train ride through stunning, if somewhat drizly, countryside. I’m standing in front of a pub, preparing to go in and talk to a group of educators about looking after their wellbeing. Including managing your working hours. The irony is not lost on me. Later […]

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Seasons Greetings

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Our Christmas message this year is in support of @EdSupportUK and designed by the talented @AndyKnillArt. Find out more about the work of Education Support Partnership Visit Andy’s website. Share this

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Do Less DISCIPLINING Better

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post from @the9to5teacher.   Having recently had the annual ‘settling in’ parent meeting, I was slightly surprised with how many parents asked about ‘does my child disturb the class? / Are they well behaved? / Do they chat too much?’ as the meetings were rounding off. All of which I replied with, “Absolutely not; that […]

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A more altruistic advent?

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Got your advent calendar yet? What have you gone for? Dairy milk? Lego? Craft gin?  What about something a little more nourishing this Advent? It’s becoming increasingly popular to use this time of year for reflection and there are plenty of options for staff and students to have a more thoughtful advent this year. […]

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The system for appraising teachers is totally broken

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest post by Bruce Greig of SchoolStaffSurveys.com.  There’s something very wrong with the way teachers are appraised in England. On the one hand, every teacher reports receiving a formal appraisal. This is great. Especially compared to, say, Italy where nearly three-quarters of teachers say they have never been formally appraised. On the other hand, half […]

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Giveaway – Signed copies of The Secret of Strong Kids and the Secret of Strong Adults

Reading Time: < 1 minute We have partnered with our friends The Resilience Doughnut to giveaway signed copies of Lyn Worsley’s two new books; The Secret of Strong Kids and The Secret of Strong Adults. Terms and Conditions To enter – Retweet this tweet Entries close at midnight on the 28th of October 2018, the lucky winner will be drawn randomly from […]

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Book Review: Ten Traits of Resilience by James Hilton

Reading Time: 2 minutes   James Hilton‘s new book takes a look at resilience and how school leaders can build theirs. It is built around James’s own personal experience, not only of a breakdown in his own resilience but also in the many successful years he spent in primary school leadership.  It is peppered with personal anecdotes and vignettes […]

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Book Review: Wholesome Leadership by Tom Rees

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a primary teacher, it’s a treat to read a leadership book aimed at primary leaders (although much of this book would resonate with early years, secondary and FE leaders too). The book itself, after the introductory chapters, focuses on four areas, laid out on the cover; the heart, head, hands and health of school […]