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Teaching Assistants Under Pressure

A guest post by @Ravalier  I’m of the firm opinion that the role played by Teacher Assistants (TAs) in this country is integral to the learning and positive outcomes for children and young people. In fact my 6 year old daughter’s class TA provides her the individual support and confidence she needs. However, TAs are under-represented […]

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5 ways not to improve teacher wellbeing

A guest post by @AHallEdu Teacher wellbeing is sweeping the education landscape with great cooking bake-offs, deep tissue massage sessions and staff sporting events. To be honest I see nothing against these as I don’t mind a massage and I will never pass over food. However, I do find issue that these examples are becoming seen […]

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One Oil Barrel At A Time

A guest post by @htcoaching. Sometimes a task is so large and daunting that you feel like you need a run up before you begin to tackle it. You pause before you start your run up and take a handful of deep breaths. Too often that pause lasts longer than it should. You take your time, […]

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Define “work”

I’m a big fan of the fit2teach app and posts from the fit2teach staffroom turn up pretty regularly in my fb feed. I’ve seen a few along the lines of “I answered an email this evening, does that count as “work” or not?” It’s got me thinking – what do you define as actual “work”? Some activities are […]

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Good Habits – Do You Have Them?

A guest post from @lilliputplay I recently read the research that has been published about diet drinks increasing the risk of strokes, heart disease etc. Then a few hours later on Instagram a fitness fanatic (as he refers to himself) announces that based on the research he wasn’t going to drink them anymore! UMMMMM I wondered – […]

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The trouble with soup

A guest post from QuietHT If you are hoping for an upbeat post about soup, or maybe a funny tale of how I was making my own delicious butternut and something soup and forgot to put the lid on the blender, then step away from today’s blog.  Firstly, I am a full time working parent […]

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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 […]