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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. ūüėā — 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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Stuff! Holding on and Letting go!

A guest post by¬† @KDWScience Yesterday my small upright freezer finally gave up the ghost. It‚Äôs been a loyal servant, first serving my parents well, then being gratefully handed down to my family when they upgraded to the super deluxe version of a chest freezer. The seal has gone, the door won‚Äôt close properly and […]

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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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Primary School Christmas Bingo

Download as a PDF Visit our Google Drive folder to download an editable word doc so you can make it your own! A little fun for the festive season! If you need help Education Support Partnership provide support 24/7. https://www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk/  Share this

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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 ‚ÄúThe 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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The Wellbeing Paradox

Through a series of events that I still don‚Äôt 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 […]

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It’s time we talked… Mental Health

A guest post by¬†@MissBartlettRQT¬† THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG ONE, SO MAKE YOURSELF COMFY‚Ķ This is such a¬†taboo¬†subject generally, but in the past few years its become more and more acceptable to talk about it.¬†Mental health. Automatically, one goes straight to depression and, while this is a huge proportion of mental health issues, […]

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New School Year Resolutions

A guest post by¬†@BrynShenkin Many of us set new year resolutions in January, but those of us who work in schools have another opportunity to set goals: the start of a new school year. This year I‚Äôve got various career-orientated goals, but what I want to talk about here are my wellbeing targets. This concept […]

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Workload: A Reality Check. The Definition of Reasonable and You Deserve a Life!

September 10, 2017 theprovokedpedagogue A guest post by¬†@Provokedpedagog Reasonable definition There are some common responses I get when suggesting measures to reduce workload either in real life or in the twittersphere , it seems teachers are hell bent on sself-destructionvia unrealistic expectations of what is achievable in the constraints of finite time.¬† The following list […]