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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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Lockdown loneliness

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post by Rachel Ball.  I’m writing this during a half term break which I have struggled with to be honest. Whilst grateful for the break from remote learning and home-school, it’s been hard to relax. There’s the constant speculation in the press about when and how we will return to school, the challenge […]

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Sleeping well in troubled times

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest blog from Maria Brosnan, founder of Pursuit Wellbeing and author of The Pursuit of Sleep for teachers.  DOWNLOAD The Pursuit of Sleep for free until February half term! Now is not an easy time to be in education. We have all felt the tumultuous tide of decisions, u-turns, and change, after change, after […]

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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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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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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. […]