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Top 5 wellbeing tips for the supply teacher

Working as a supply teacher is very rewarding, but there is no doubt that it can be a challenge at times. Look after yourself with these tips for better wellbeing. 1. Fretting won’t make the phone ring (or beep, or vibrate). Constantly checking it won’t do the trick either! While you are waiting for work […]

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Supply On Demand?

It’s no secret that schools are spending a large portion of their staffing budget on supply staff, or that recruitment agencies are taking a substantial proportion of that spend in fees. Seeing an opportunity, a number of apps have entered the education recruitment market. Their aim is to cut out the agencies and decrease costs […]

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Look around your staffroom

  Look around your staffroom. I expect you know who is juggling childcare with work, who has just returned from sick leave, who is rushing off after school to check in on their mum. But do you know who is on the brink of a relationship break up, who has recently lost a close friend, […]

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5 Stress Busting Moves For Tired Out Teachers

Do you feel as stiff as a board after a day’s teaching? Have hours marking books and preparing lessons left your shoulders sore and spine rigid? Pilates instructor and ex-school teacher Julia Willmott shows you how you can release back tension and de-stress with 5 easy moves: These moves can also be downloaded as a […]

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When it all goes wrong

A guest post by @MisterE_Teacher. This blog has been in the making for a good few weeks now; it has been redrafted and edited and redrafted and edited. I always get my posts proof read by my long-suffering wife, not for spelling or grammatical accuracy, but as my conscience – sometimes the blog becomes more of […]

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Adventures in Wellbeing

A guest post by @CristaHazell Wellbeing is a word that is everywhere in January following the implied excesses of Christmas but as a teacher, wellbeing matters every day of every week of every month of each term of the academic year. As a middle leader it is my responsibility to ensure my team have all they […]