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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 […]

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An Exclusive Interview with Andrew Cowley, Author of The Wellbeing Toolkit

Reading Time: 4 minutes We caught up with Andrew Cowley, author of The Wellbeing Toolkit: Sustaining, supporting and enabling school staff, who shared his thoughts on affordable wellbeing, and not being recognised in Sainsburys (yet). What sparked your interest in school staff wellbeing? I suppose I have always had a deeply ingrained sense of fairness, something my grandmother instilled […]

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Exclusive Interview with Clare Erasmus

Reading Time: 6 minutes We spoke to Clare Erasumus, founder of #familyMH5aday, TES contributor, and member of the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools advisory board, about mental health, wellbeing and sharing the TEDx stage with her children. Tell us a bit about how #familyMH5aday came about. I am a 5-day working mum and I often […]

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Exclusive Interview with Jill Berry

Reading Time: 6 minutes We recently grabbed the chance to chat with the inspirational Jill Berry about wellbeing, communication and social media! 1 – How do you look after your own wellbeing?   I know it’s challenging, but I’ve always been good at putting things into compartments and carving out time for myself, even when I was a head (which […]

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Exclusive interview with Jamie Thom, author of Slow Teaching

Reading Time: 6 minutes We love talking to authors at Schoolwell, so we were thrilled to be able to ask Jamie Thom @teachgratitude1  a few questions about wellbeing in general and Slow Teaching in particular… How did your book come about? In February last year I came across Carl Honore’s excellent TED talk and bought his book ‘In Praise of […]

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Exclusive Interview with Tammie Prince

Reading Time: 4 minutes   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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Exclusive Interview with Matt Butcher of fit2teach

Reading Time: 5 minutes Meet Matt Butcher. He has just launched the first teacher wellbeing app, fit2teach. It’s fab, it’s free and in just a few seconds a day can help you to improve your wellbeing.  We were lucky enough to be able to ask Matt a few questions about it. This is what he said… 1 – What […]