Categories for Wellbeing

It smells like team spirit?

May 16, 2019 4:08 pm
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However, the concept of surveying in schools remains relatively undeveloped. There have always been surveys, mainly to do with impending Ofsted visits or in times of relative pressure. But in todays fast paced, social media driven environment it is imperative to know what your influencers think and be able to respond effectively and appropriately.

How to make surveys in schools effective in a few easy steps

May 6, 2019 1:52 pm
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However, the concept of surveying in schools remains relatively undeveloped. There have always been surveys, mainly to do with impending Ofsted visits or in times of relative pressure. But in todays fast paced, social media driven environment it is imperative to know what your influencers think and be able to respond effectively and appropriately.

Teaching and Diversity- a very British story.

March 29, 2019 9:18 am
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Recent events at the Montenegro v England football fixture brought into sharp focus the strides we have taken as a nation in the 40 years and how important education has been in that process.

In praise of…Teaching!

March 1, 2019 2:15 pm
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Whilst writing the last few blogs I have tried to, and probably failed to convey the condition of modern teaching as I see it. That can often be somewhat doom-ridden with daily reports of crisis, recruitment deficits, and a general atmosphere of malaise.

Wellbeing a private or state matter?

February 18, 2019 5:46 pm
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After qualifying from my PGCE I remember vividly the scramble for jobs around Easter and the constant surveying of the TES and the conversations surrounding schools, areas, relocation etc.

Is there something missing in the Mental Health debate in Schools?

January 29, 2019 11:00 am
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There has been some amazing work done in the increased awareness of mental health for children in the last 5 years. A cursory search on the net will bring up international, national, regional, local and school-based initiatives all aimed at increasing what we should know and what to about mental health issues relating to students.

Teachers quit jobs at the highest rate on record

January 9, 2019 2:32 pm
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I recently found this article by Michelle Hackman and Eric Morath and although it is from “across the pond” the fact that it is in the Wall Street Journal and reflects trends that are frighteningly current in the UK just adds to the growing concern that the teaching profession and jobs associated with education are in an historically difficult time.

The Staffroom: Rumours of its death premature?

December 20, 2018 1:25 pm
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I have just been reading the excellent article from @nicola_slawson in the Guardian about the demise of the staff room as a communal space. Her premise is that this could be down to three main factors: