The Satchel Blog

Staff Wellbeing Wellbeing Job Satisfaction
06 Dec 2022

What ‘Job Satisfaction’ Really Means And Why It’s So Important

It’s time to discuss Job Satisfaction and its effect on staff wellbeing. With longstanding challenges in both school recruitment and retention still ongoing, it’s more ...

Author: Antoinette Morris

Staff Wellbeing Recognition Appreciation
23 Nov 2022

Creating a Culture of Appreciation & Recognition

With the introduction of wellbeing to the Ofsted framework, schools are looking for ways to monitor, improve and better understand how the different aspects of school life are ...

Author: Antoinette Morris

Staff Wellbeing Cost of living Wellbeing
29 Sep 2022

The Cost Of Living Crisis In Schools

Schools have been some of the worst hit by the cost of living crisis, but how can school leadership support staff wellbeing in this difficult time? 

Author: Antoinette Morris

Teaching Assessment Formative Assessment Summative Assessment
24 Jun 2022

The Difference Between Formative And Summative Assessments

When it comes to formative assessments and summative assessments, if you're a

Author: Louise Raw

quiz creation Classroom Techniques Assessment
31 May 2022

Quizzes as Formative Assessment

As a teacher, you know how important it is to have a clear plan in place for assessing pupils’ performance. Formative assessment, in ...

Author: Louise Raw

Classroom Techniques Revision Digital Classroom
17 Mar 2022

Why Quizzes are Effective Revision Strategies for Students

When it comes to looking for revision strategies for students, teachers have tried it all. Flashcards, multiple choice quizzes, mock ...

Author: Louise Raw

Mental Health Distance Learning Covid-19
14 Dec 2021

A Return to Restrictions

With concerns raised over the new Omicron variant of Covid-19, the government introduced new guidance to schools across England and Wales. This article gives you an overview of ...

Author: Ross McDermott

Ofsted ofsted inspections Mental Health Student Wellbeing Staff Wellbeing
24 Nov 2021

How Does the Acceleration of Ofsted Inspections Impact Wellbeing?

Ofsted have recently revealed that they have been asked by the  government to accelerate Ofsted inspections, with all school and further education providers now expected ...

Author: Ross McDermott

Mental Health Teacher Wellbeing Student Wellbeing
08 Nov 2021

5 Ways to Improve Student and Teacher Wellbeing

In order to create a positive school environment, and with new wellbeing judgements being added to the Ofsted inspection handbook, it is important that schools are continuously ...

Author: Ross McDermott

Mental Health Attendance School Closures Covid-19
21 Jul 2021

Pupil Self Isolation Set to End but How Much Have Students Already Missed Out?

More than a year after schools first closed due to Covid-19, students' education is still being impacted by the virus. Recent figures revealed by the Department for Education ...

Author: Ross McDermott

Behaviour Management Pedagogy
15 Jul 2021

Guest Post: Positive Behaviour Support Explained

Samantha Jade Parker is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) working in mainstream secondary in the ...

Author: Samantha Jade Parker

Preparation Homework Policy
21 Jun 2021

What Will The Future of Homework Look Like?

The aim of homework has always been to increase students’ academic ability. But with a raft of research now showing that there’s much more to this than classroom teaching and ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Language SEL
28 May 2021

Guest Blog: Teaching Students with EAL and Social-Emotional Learning

This week we have a guest blog from Paola Mileo, from FeelingHome; the team behind Refugee Week this June. 

Author: Paola Mileo

School Improvements School Closures
09 Apr 2021

Lessons from Lockdown 3.0

That’s right, we’ve all successfully weathered lockdown 3.0 and everyone is back in school. But things have changed since students were last in the classroom. 

Author: Ben Greenwood

Healthy Eating Student Wellbeing
16 Mar 2021

Creating Positive Attitudes to Food with Back to School Lunches

This week’s post was written by nutritionist and food educator, Rebecca Heald.

Author: Rebecca Heald

Back to School Education
04 Mar 2021

What Will 2021 Look Like for Educators?

As schools prepare for reopening on 8th March, many pupils will be glad to get out of the house and see their friends again. It’s been another tough lockdown for everyone, but ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Behaviour Management School Culture
23 Feb 2021

How a Clear School Hierarchy Aids Behaviour Management

Behaviour management is a huge, multifaceted area of a school’s approach to teaching. It spans classroom leadership strategies, policy creation and even child psychology. Like ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Distance Learning Interventions
29 Jan 2021

Expert Insights - How to Run Remote Interventions

This week Nicola Jones-Ford shares her thoughts and lessons from staging remote interventions for students during ...

Author: Nicola Jones-Ford