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School Closures, Phased Reopenings

Guest Post: A Look Inside a Socially Distanced Classroom
By Beth Williams on June 30, 2020

Now that primary aged pupils in years 1, 6 and reception have been invited back into the classroom until the end of the summer term, we wanted to find out how teachers, and students,...

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Back to School, Summer Holidays, School Closures

What Will the Summer Holidays Look Like After Closures?
By Bethany Spencer on June 26, 2020

Schools in England are expected to return in full from September to kick start the new academic year. The announcement has, again, provoked a range of emotions from those affected by the...

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Back to School, Student Wellbeing

How to Battle Back to School Anxiety After Closures
By Bethany Spencer on June 17, 2020

Currently in England, students in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 have been invited back to the classroom, and in secondary schools pupils who are in Year 10 and 12 (pre exam students) are...

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Classroom Management, School Closures

How Do You Manage a Socially Distanced Classroom?
By Bethany Spencer on June 9, 2020

As lockdown measures ease and some primary school students in England begin their return to school, many other schools across the UK, both primary and secondary, are beginning to imagine...

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Distance Learning, School Reopenings

What We Know About School Reopenings So Far
By Bethany Spencer on May 21, 2020

The government has released guidance for schools in England who are, if the scientific evidence allows and it is considered safe to do so, planning to reopen on 1st June - after the May...

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Teacher Wellbeing, Distance Learning

Why Now is the Time for Teacher Resilience
By Bethany Spencer on May 18, 2020

Teachers are known to be resilient. Every day they are faced with immense challenges - both mental and physical - which they overcome in order to teach their students - and school...

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Mental Health, Physical Health

How to Exercise at Home During Lockdown
By Bethany Spencer on May 15, 2020

For those of us who have been working from home since lockdown, we may have noticed that our physical wellbeing has taken a hit. It’s easy to take for granted how much our walk to the...

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Teacher Wellbeing, Distance Learning

Guest Post: How To Prioritise Your Wellbeing
By Beth Williams on May 12, 2020

School closures and the current climate has meant that everyone’s wellbeing has taken a hit and teachers are no different. Many are having to juggle a rotating schedule of travelling...

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Distance Learning

How Will UK Schools Make a Phased Return?
By Bethany Spencer on May 7, 2020

As the UK has now reached the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, speculation has started around what that means for the current lockdown and social distancing measures. We’ve already seen...

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Teacher Wellbeing, Student Wellbeing, Distance Learning

How Can Schools Support Wellbeing from a Distance?
By Bethany Spencer on May 6, 2020

In schools, the wellbeing of staff and students is, and always should be, a top priority. We’ve spoken at length about how the wellness of teachers has a direct impact on students as...

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Teacher Wellbeing, Student Wellbeing

13 Resources to Help Combat Coronavirus Anxiety
By Ben Greenwood on April 29, 2020

We’ve all been living under the government’s lockdown measures for over a month now, and for many of us this is taking a toll on our mental health. With daily television briefings that...

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Guest Blog, School Marketing

Guest Post: The Importance of School Marketing
By Lauren Selwood on April 23, 2020

  Lauren Selwood is a Marketing Executive at Ambleglow, a leading education marketing agency, working with schools and businesses marketing to schools across the UK - www.ambleglow.co.uk

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Online Safety, Distance Learning

Safeguarding in Lockdown - How to Keep Students Safe Online
By Ben Greenwood on April 15, 2020

As a teacher or tutor, there’s an expectation and necessity to put the safety of students first. This applies primarily to the school environment, but also stretches far beyond the...

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Reading

Team Satchel’s Easter Book Recommendations
By Bethany Spencer on April 9, 2020

With the Easter holidays in full swing and all of us spending more time indoors, now is as good a time as any to get stuck into a good book, but with so many great reads out there you...

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Online Safety, Distance Learning

How Media Literacy Helps Your Child Learn Safely Online
By Ben Greenwood on April 7, 2020

In a world full of 24 hour news and with unlimited access to the internet, the latest stories from around the world are never far away. Whilst these stories connect us, and it’s good to...

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Online Safety, Distance Learning

How to Keep Your Children Safe Online During School Closures
By Bethany Spencer on April 3, 2020

As we find ourselves in the midst of school closures, in a bid to minimise disruption to students’ learning schools have taken lessons online. Now, students across the UK, and the world,...

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Student & Parent Resources, Distance Learning

32 Free Resources that Will Keep the Kids Learning During Lockdown
By Ben Greenwood on March 31, 2020

By now, the novelty of working from home or being in isolation has probably worn off. You’re at home with kids who are not in the mood to learn, but are in the mood to wake up at 7am and...

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Mental Health, Distance Learning

How to Stay Healthy and Work from Home Effectively
By Bethany Spencer on March 27, 2020

As we find ourselves in the uncharted territory of school closures, business closures and whole companies working from home, we’re faced with new challenges.

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