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

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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Teacher workload. We don’t all go home at 3pm

A guest post from @Framheadteacher The reason I get my hair cut at Jaff’s* on Gosforth High Street (other than the very reasonable £9 it costs me) is that the person cutting my hair doesn’t try to engage me in conversation.  It’s the same reason I let my wife sit next to the driver when […]

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Do Less DISCIPLINING Better

A guest post from @the9to5teacher.   Having recently had the annual ‘settling in’ parent meeting, I was slightly surprised with how many parents asked about ‘does my child disturb the class? / Are they well behaved? / Do they chat too much?’ as the meetings were rounding off. All of which I replied with, “Absolutely not; that […]

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Making the Most of Email

A guest post from Dr Rodger Caseby. Email is meant to ease communication but all too often it can become an insurmountable mountain as out inboxes fill up faster than we can empty them. A couple of years ago, I came across a method for dealing with email designed by Kevin Kruse (ww.kevinkruse.com). He had […]

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Perspective – what you see, depends on how you look

A guest post by  @AdrianBethune ‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so’, once wrote Shakespeare. He’d clearly never taught PE during his NQT year, to a bunch of Year 2s, during an observation, where two children had to be carted off with head injuries (true story). That was completely and […]

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Workload Reduction Strategy Downloads

Workload Reduction Strategy Download our Workload Reduction Strategy as a PowerPoint slide, PDF or JPEG. Many thanks to @AdrianBethune for the design. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which means that You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the […]

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Workload Reduction Strategy

Download our Workload Reduction Strategy as a PowerPoint slide, PDF or JPEG. Many thanks to @AdrianBethune for the design. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which means that You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material Under the […]

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Live Well, Teach Well by Abigail Mann – Review

Live Well, Teach Well sets out its stall on the cover with the tagline “A practical approach to wellbeing that works”. In her introduction, Abbie describes the book as “a ‘pick-up-and-look’ resource for when you need it most.” This is not a book to be read cover to cover, nor does it draw heavily on research; […]