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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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It’s time we talked… Mental Health

A guest post by @MissBartlettRQT  THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG ONE, SO MAKE YOURSELF COMFY… 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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Mark. Plan. Teach. by Ross Morrison McGill

Who is Ross Morrison McGill? You might know him better as @TeacherToolkit, The Most Followed Teacher on Twitter/No 1 Education Blog in the UK/Top-50 #EdTech Brands Worldwide. In Real Life, he is an author (this is his third book for Bloomsbury) and a senior leader “with over twenty years of teaching and school leadership experience in some […]

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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’ve 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 […]

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The Stress Threshold – Maintaining a balance

A guest post by @chizkent There is no doubt that teaching is a high-pressured profession; whether you are an NQT, experienced teacher, school leader or work in the school office.  Learning to recognise the level of pressure in ourselves, work colleagues, students and parents is invaluable if we are to maintain positive mental health and relationships. […]

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Keep Your Teacher Wellbeing In Check

Primary recruitment consultant and former KS1 Primary Teacher Annie Davis of @AFlourishing , explains the necessary actions to be implemented to ensure school staff wellbeing remains a priority. Looking back on my time in the classroom, it’s clear to see that I actually prioritised my wellbeing, happiness and mental health as a teacher. Again being a teacher, […]

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Saying Goodbye

  A guest post by @dutaut. I never got to say it. It was three Christmases ago. I was cooking the family Christmas meal. I love cooking. I’d spent two days on the prep. It was going to be a gourmet affair for the whole family. As it turned out, I cocked up the starter, a […]

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What if your working hours really ARE killing you?

I couldn’t help but notice this piece in the Guardian this week.       “Now it seems that clocking up more than 55 hours a week means a 40% higher chance of developing an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF), when compared to those with a better work-life balance.” Turns out that AF, which […]

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5 ways not to improve teacher wellbeing

A guest post by @AHallEdu Teacher wellbeing is sweeping the education landscape with great cooking bake-offs, deep tissue massage sessions and staff sporting events. To be honest I see nothing against these as I don’t mind a massage and I will never pass over food. However, I do find issue that these examples are becoming seen […]