The Satchel Blog

Classroom Management Behaviour Management
30 Oct 2019

Creating Your Classroom Management Philosophy

One of the biggest sources of anxiety for new teachers is dealing with student behaviour. How will I manage a ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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23 Oct 2019

3 Workload Increasing Myths About Ofsted

For teachers and SLT alike, Ofsted inspections are stressful. It’s hard to keep up with ever-changing guidelines ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Teacher Workload Behaviour Management
16 Oct 2019

How to Reduce Behavioural Workload

Behaviour has a huge impact on teacher wellbeing. Over a quarter of teachers’ mental health issues are caused by student behaviour, forcing 70% ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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11 Oct 2019

How to Create a Good School Communication Policy

Almost every school has a communication policy, but despite constantly evolving technology, they are notoriously slow to keep their policy ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

SEND Dyslexia Awareness
09 Oct 2019

How Can Teachers Support Pupils with Dyslexia?

For Dyslexia Awareness Week, we wanted to take a closer look at the learning difficulty that is largely misunderstood and provide real ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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08 Oct 2019

What the SEND Crisis Means for Our Students

With seemingly no end in sight, austerity continues to hold our education system in a fiscal headlock. The need for Education, Health and Care ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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03 Oct 2019

What is Lesson Sequencing and How Can it Save You Time?

Lesson planning is a crucial part of PPA (Planning Preparation and Assessment), it can be the difference between a successful lesson and a ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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01 Oct 2019 | Read time 12 mins

The Complete Guide to Reducing Teacher Workload

Teacher workload has long been a cause for concern. The teaching crisis has consistently ranked workload as one of the main reasons that ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Reducing Workload Teacher Workload Data Management
23 Sep 2019

6 Steps to Managing School Data Efficiently

Data poses a unique problem for schools. On the one hand, data is now easier than ever to collect and gives useful insights into student ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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17 Sep 2019

Mark Less, Mark Smarter - A Guide to Efficient Marking

Almost ¾ of teachers report spending too much time on marking and feedback in their workweek. It is cited as one of the biggest strains on ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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10 Sep 2019

The 3 Worst Offenders for Adding to Teacher Workload

The working environment in schools is becoming increasingly bureaucratic. Working hours are already high for teachers, the last thing they need ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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05 Sep 2019

The State of the UK's Teacher Workload Crisis -

The UK is in the midst of a crisis. Work related stress accounts for almost half of all sick leave, with 12.5 million working days lost to the ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Summer Holidays
20 Aug 2019

Team Satchel's Summer Book Recommendations

It’s the summer holidays, and if you’re lucky enough not to be knee deep in marking papers, you’ll be taking this time to unwind and relax from ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

School Technology School Management Digital Literacy School Improvement
26 Jul 2019

How Technology is Transforming School Attendance

The introduction of technology in schools has revolutionised many aspects of a teacher’s job, from homework to behavioural policy. Attendance is ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Mental Health Student Wellbeing School Culture School Improvement
15 Jul 2019

How Having a Wellbeing Policy Makes Students Better Learners

As the number of mental health issues in schools continue to rise, so too does the importance of a well-considered wellbeing policy. In order to ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Exams Blog Exam Results Student Wellbeing
28 Jun 2019

What Should Students Do After Exams?

The end of final exams is a liberating time for students. It’s when school finishes and summer begins; a well-deserved break from the stresses ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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17 Jun 2019

The Benefits of Exercise on Students' Mental Health During Exams

Exam season can be a turbulent time for our students’ mental health. But there's a plethora of coping mechanisms out there that can reduce ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Exams Blog Student Wellbeing
13 Jun 2019

Top Tips for Students on Coping with Exam Anxiety

It’s no secret that the exam period is a stressful time for students, with pressure to excel and the sheer volume of revision to complete, it ...

Author: Ben Greenwood