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The system for appraising teachers is totally broken

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest post by Bruce Greig of SchoolStaffSurveys.com.  There’s something very wrong with the way teachers are appraised in England. On the one hand, every teacher reports receiving a formal appraisal. This is great. Especially compared to, say, Italy where nearly three-quarters of teachers say they have never been formally appraised. On the other hand, half […]

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Giveaway – Signed copies of The Secret of Strong Kids and the Secret of Strong Adults

Reading Time: < 1 minute We have partnered with our friends The Resilience Doughnut to giveaway signed copies of Lyn Worsley’s two new books; The Secret of Strong Kids and The Secret of Strong Adults. Terms and Conditions To enter – Retweet this tweet Entries close at midnight on the 28th of October 2018, the lucky winner will be drawn randomly from […]

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Book Review: Ten Traits of Resilience by James Hilton

Reading Time: 2 minutes   James Hilton‘s new book takes a look at resilience and how school leaders can build theirs. It is built around James’s own personal experience, not only of a breakdown in his own resilience but also in the many successful years he spent in primary school leadership.  It is peppered with personal anecdotes and vignettes […]

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Education for the Soul Conference Giveaway

Reading Time: 2 minutes We are delighted to have partnered with @VivGrant and @Edu4TheSoul to offer a special hamper of resources, books and prizes for teachers and school leaders – this time to mark the upcoming “Education for the Soul” Conference that will take place in Euston on 18th October. This fantastic prize bundle includes: A pack of Strength cards from […]

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Perspective – what you see, depends on how you look

Reading Time: 5 minutes A guest post by  @AdrianBethune ‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so’, once wrote Shakespeare. He’d clearly never taught PE during his NQT year, to a bunch of Year 2s, during an observation, where two children had to be carted off with head injuries (true story). That was completely and […]

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Falling to Soaring

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is no question that Cover costs are on the rise. Teachers are leaving the profession in droves. The average length of sickness is increasing year on year. Behind these facts is the word stress. It’s is the most cited cause of career change. Stress is also the trigger behind chronic illnesses that are becoming more frequent. School […]

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Wellbeing begins with you

Reading Time: 3 minutes A Guest Post by @coachingconnect The other day I was on the Tube in the rush hour. It felt uncomfortable and strange. Just 6 hours earlier I had been walking my dog across the open expanse of Dartmoor listening to skylarks and breathing in the air. Now, after arriving in London, I was squashed amongst hundreds […]