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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 Please email  hello@schoolwell.co.uk  or tweet with any useful resources to add to this list, or to advise of any updates. 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 […]

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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 […]

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EdRests

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest post from Chris of EdRests. The post focuses on where the idea for EdRests came from and my hopes for how the platform could help people working in Education. There are many reasons that led to the creation of EdRests, below are just some of them. As a full-time head of department working […]

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An Exclusive Interview with Andrew Cowley, Author of The Wellbeing Toolkit

Reading Time: 4 minutes We caught up with Andrew Cowley, author of The Wellbeing Toolkit: Sustaining, supporting and enabling school staff, who shared his thoughts on affordable wellbeing, and not being recognised in Sainsburys (yet). What sparked your interest in school staff wellbeing? I suppose I have always had a deeply ingrained sense of fairness, something my grandmother instilled […]