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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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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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Book Review: Stop Talking About Wellbeing by Kat Howard

Reading Time: 3 minutes Stop Talking about Wellbeing: A Pragmatic Approach to Teacher Workload by Kat Howard. Published by John Catt Educational Ltd English teacher, Assistant Principal and LitDrive founder Kat Howard has entered the field of teacher wellbeing books with this provocatively titled work aimed at teachers at all stages of their careers. Unusually, the book opens with […]

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Well, this is novel

Reading Time: 3 minutes A blog post for #Covid19WellbeingEdumeet I’m new to this. You’re new to this. Everyone is new to this.  Whatever this is. The complex puzzle of our lives has been upended; the pieces reorganised into new and confusing patterns according to some strange and ineffable logic. Time, well, I can make no sense of time whatsoever. […]

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Coronavirus Resources for wellbeing and mental health in schools

Reading Time: 4 minutes There are 4 sections; Resources to support Mental Health and Wellbeing in School, Resources for families, Books and Stories for Children and Young People and Union Advice and Resources. Each section is arranged in alphabetical order of the organisation. Stay Safe. If you are looking for further support, try our Wellbeing Directory for individuals and […]

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I’m still standing – just a little further back

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post from @MrHtheteacher. I’ve been taking some time recently to reflect on my career trajectory and the changes I’ve made over the last few years following some tough times. A year and a half ago I agreed to take on a role that meant I was stepping back from the level I was […]

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Staff Well-being in schools (How to support yourself.)

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest blog from Listen Up Mentor. Every Academic Year school staff get pulled left, right and centre. Why? Because the need is great! Often schools have one or if they are lucky two mentors. These mentors are supporting the most vulnerable pupils with emotional needs. They are also at capacity leaving many children needing […]

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What teacher wellbeing should really be about

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post from Eileen of Your Money Sorted. Improving wellbeing for teachers is a MASSIVE issue, but I don’t think having hand cream in the toilets, after school yoga sessions, staff lunches or a day off to do Christmas shopping, although very welcome, are going to make a button of difference to the real […]