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Book Review: The Designated Mental Health Lead Planner

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Designated Mental Health Lead Planner by Clare Erasmus published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. The Designated Mental Health Lead  (DMHL) is a fairly new role in the educational landscape. It began life in a government green paper in 2017, with a bold declaration of intent: every school and college to have a Designated Mental Health […]

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Mental Health Lead Training Providers List

Reading Time: < 1 minute Funding for the Mental Health Lead training is due to be announced any day – here’s an alphabetical list of training providers who are offering training. Please email or @ me with any more.  Altruist Senior Mental Health Lead Training Anna Freud Senior Mental Health Lead Training Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire […]

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A Review of: Core Teacher Skills – Emotional Resilience How to Manage Workload and Wellbeing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Encouraging, Inspiring and Motivational As a teacher, our well-being and emotional resilience often take a pounding so to speak, we often lose track, and sight of the best ways to look after ourselves to be the best practitioners we can be. Within this training we are encouraged to stop, focus and realign our thinking on […]

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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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Finding time, space and empowerment

Reading Time: 9 minutes A guest post by @TeacherEmpower Wondering whether I was having a heart attack or a panic attack on the way in to work should have been a wake-up call. The next wake-up call should have come from the relief I felt when I realised that it was my old friend panic attack. The relief came […]

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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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Win the Ultimate #BacktoSchool #Wellbeing Package!

Reading Time: 2 minutes We have partnered with @BloomsburyEd and @fit2teachapp to offer an amazing prize; The Ulitmate Back to School Wellbeing Package! The prize consists of; Wellbeing CPD collection from @BloomsburyEd; 100 Ideas for Primary Schools – Mindfulness by @Ed_Tmprince Live Well Teach Well by  @abbiemann1982 How to Survive in Teaching by  @thosethatcan Leading from the Edge by @jameshilton300    A Whole School @fit2teachapp 2.0 system, this includes […]

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Wellbeing: different things for different people

Reading Time: 3 minutes   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 […]