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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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Twinkl Staff Well-Being Award

Did you know that Twinkl, the popular primary resources site, has launched a Staff Well-being Award? In order to qualify, participating schools complete an application, providing evidence of good practice in 3 areas: Leadership, Policy Development, and Staff Culture. The application document itself is a straightforward checklist of steps schools can take to support staff wellbeing […]

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So, you’ve been asked to lead on staff wellbeing…

So, you’ve been asked to lead on staff wellbeing. Where on earth do you start?  Here are a few guidelines that we have put together from our work with teachers, researchers and consultants. Wellbeing is an area of staff development where staff really need to have autonomy. Any feeling that it is being imposed from […]

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Hopeful Schools by Mary Myatt

After a hectic week, what a treat to spend Sunday afternoon in the company of the new book from Mary Myatt; Hopeful Schools, building humane communities. Mary’s point of view is unapologetically optimistic, but is it is definitely not a rose-tinted ideal. She argues for the development of realistic and positive hope in schools.  Using […]

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Exclusive Interview with Mary Myatt

  Mary Myatt advises, writes and trains. She supports schools to think imaginatively about learners’ progress and is also the author of  High Challenge, Low Threat. We recently caught up with her to talk about wellbeing in schools.     Wellbeing seems to be high up on the agenda at the moment, with quite a […]

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Our Focus This Year is Wellbeing

A guest post by @Exe_Head. Along with many other schools, this year the key focus of our School Improvement Plan is to ‘improve the wellbeing of staff and children’ We chose wellbeing as a focus for many reasons: We are a happy and stable staff, and my colleagues are a fabulous group of people who look […]

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If…(you can give staff a voice)

A Guest post by @chrisjacksonWIA If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, As a leader it can sometimes be difficult to convey your companies purpose to your staff. What is the over-arching message you are trying to get across? How do we get staff buy […]