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Blog, Ofsted, Teacher Wellbeing

Ofsted's Impact on Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on February 15, 2019

The stress and pressure teachers are under has long been at the forefront of most peoples’ minds in education. For years now teachers have been subjected to excruciatingly long working...

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School Improvement, Blog, Education Technology

Why School Improvement should Embrace Technology
By Emilio Cuasapaz on February 4, 2019

It’s well known that technology has totally changed our lives making many of our daily duties easier and better. In the same way, technology has played a key role in the development and...

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Ofsted, Ofsted framework, Bullying, Student Wellbeing

Ofsted’s Framework that Reflects the Role of a Teacher
By Bethany Spencer on January 17, 2019

Teachers knowingly go into the profession with the understanding that they’re going to do so much more than simply teach. It’s expected, neither rightly nor wrongly, that teachers double...

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Blog, CPD, Teacher Wellbeing

Improving Your Own Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on January 11, 2019

As teachers, arguably, we’re exposed to more talks of ‘improvement’ than other professions. We abide by the goals set out for us in our school’s SIP, we push ourselves to improve so we...

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School Improvement, Leadership, Student Wellbeing, Teacher Wellbeing, CPD

School Improvement: Where to Focus Efforts
By Bethany Spencer on January 3, 2019

Improvement is at the top of every school leader’s agenda, which is why creating a detailed and well thought out SIP is critical to effectively communicate your goals to the entire...

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School Improvement, Teacher Wellbeing

The Cost of Poor Teacher Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on December 19, 2018

There’s an abundance of literature regarding the importance of positive teacher wellbeing and the impact negative wellbeing can have on teachers themselves, student progression and...

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Blog, School Culture, Teacher Wellbeing

Conducting a Teacher Wellbeing Survey
By Bethany Spencer on December 13, 2018

Teacher wellness is fundamental to the success of your school in more ways than one - good teacher wellbeing helps foster a positive school culture, provides a better teaching and...

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Teacher Wellbeing, Blog, mental health, School Culture, School Improvement

The Importance of Teacher Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on November 30, 2018

Looking after your teachers’ wellbeing is one of the most important things you can do as a school leader. The success of your school is dependent on the quality of instruction delivered...

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Blog, Digital Literacy, Student Wellbeing

Can a Digital Detox Improve Student Mental Health?
By Bethany Spencer on November 20, 2018

If there are two things that are undisputed in the present day it’s that technology is an all-consuming factor in almost everyone’s lives, and as a nation, we’re seeing that more and...

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Blog, School Management

Top Tips for Writing an Effective School Improvement Plan
By Bethany Spencer on November 12, 2018

Having a clear and well thought out improvement plan for your school is paramount to the success of your school, teachers and students. Outlining your goals and areas for improvement,...

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Blog, CPD, Classroom Management

Everything you Need to Know About Lesson Observations
By Bethany Spencer on November 5, 2018

 Feedback is an integral part to your progression as a teacher, and lesson observations are an effective way to gather feedback and direction on areas for improvement. As a universally...

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Blog, School Culture, Teacher Wellbeing, School Management, Leadership

Acting on Teacher Feedback and the impact on School Culture
By Bethany Spencer on November 2, 2018

Gathering staff feedback is the first step on your journey to school improvement and a positive school culture; the second step is acting on it. In order for staff to truly feel as...

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Blog, School Culture, School Management, Teacher Wellbeing

Encouraging Teachers to give Real, Honest Feedback
By Bethany Spencer on October 25, 2018

The success of a school is attributed to many factors, and one of the main indicators of this is a happy and engaged team of teachers. The impact of happy teachers on students and school...

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Blog, Digital Literacy, EdTech

Preparing Students for the Digital Future
By Urban Teacher on October 16, 2018

As technology becomes more prevalent in our lives, the role it plays in education has changed both within the curriculum and in how schools are managed. Tech evangelist Mark Martin aka ...

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Blog, Classroom Management, Behaviour Management, Praise, lesson plans

The Impact of Effective Classroom Management
By Bethany Spencer on October 8, 2018

Classroom management is when a teacher exhibits complete control over their classroom through a series of strategies and techniques that encourage positive student behaviour. The...

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Blog, Classroom Management, Student Wellbeing, Teacher Wellbeing

How Effective Classroom Management Impacts Teacher Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on October 1, 2018

The subject of teacher wellbeing has been on the rise in recent years in conjunction with the publicised teaching crisis and ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ yoga and meditation craze. The...

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Blog, Homework

In Favour of Homework
By Bethany Spencer on September 26, 2018

It wouldn’t be a new academic year without a rowdy Twitter homework debate would it? This time it was a former professional footballer and TV presenter villain discussing whether or not...

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Blog, School Culture, School Management, Teacher Wellbeing

Teacher Wellbeing and School Improvement
By Bethany Spencer on September 17, 2018

Teaching has always been a high pressure job, despite what some may say with regard to the length of holidays and about those not being able to ‘do’, and who instead ‘teach’. Teaching is...

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