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Tea and Talk from Healthy Toolkit

Join our friends Healthy Toolkit for some Tea and Talk!   Why do we need to talk? Simply because good schools are about relationships and culture and both can only develop where there is a comfortable and open atmosphere.  

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Half Term Gifs

Grade your #wellbeing for the last half term. Reply with an illustrative gif (optional). Pls RT for a greater sample and more funny gifs. 😂 — Sam at Schoolwell (@samschoolstuff) February 10, 2018 I asked people to grade their wellbeing and respond with an illustrative gif. And they did. If you need support, remember that […]

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Stress and Resilience Training Giveaway with Teachminded

We have partnered with Teachminded to giveaway their acclaimed ‘Stress & Resilience’ online training course for ten staff worth £99. Learn how to reduce stress and increase resilience in the comfort of your own home, at work or indeed anywhere with a decent internet connection. Visit their site and click the button to enter! View the terms and conditions […]

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Falling to Soaring

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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6 Ways to promote staff well-being in your school using technology

 A guest post by @FaridGasim, founder of @Edarabia. School culture is constantly reviewed as part of the efforts to promote physical, mental, and holistic fitness of the staff and students. Schools continuously strive to improve student and staff wellness by developing an effective school culture to support this aim. The factors considered for wellbeing include culture, values, thinking, […]

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Why Schools Must Embrace Flexible Working

Flexible working in schools has been a hot topic this week, and rightly so. Recent analysis by the NFER recommended that “The Government and stakeholders in the secondary sector need to look urgently at identifying ways that accommodate more and better part-time working in secondary schools. Further research with secondary schools which successfully offer greater […]

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Wellbeing: different things for different people

  A guest post by  @maternityCPD. The MaternityTeacher PaternityTeacher Project, which inspires, empowers and connects teachers choosing to complete CPD whilst on parental leave, throws up immediate questions about teacher wellbeing. Both teaching and parenting any age of child – but especially newborns – can involve significant periods of stress and are associated with other […]

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The Wellbeing Paradox

Through a series of events that I still don’t fully understand, last weekend I found myself nearly 300 miles from home, in Rhyddngs Business and Enterprise School in Oswaldtwistle, standing in front of about a  dozen people who were kind enough to choose to come to my workshop on the Wellbeing Paradox. The what? If […]