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Bethany Spencer

Edtech, School Reopenings

The Role of Edtech in Schools in a World Post-COVID-19
By Bethany Spencer on July 9, 2020

COVID-19 has undeniably changed the way we’ve had to educate students over the past few months but what part will edtech tools have to play in the classroom when students return for the...

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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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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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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 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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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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Distance Learning

How to Deliver Successful Distance Learning from Home
By Bethany Spencer on March 23, 2020

With schools closed around the country, our means of delivering content has moved to online. We are fortunate to live in a century where we have the tools to make distance learning a...

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Ofsted framework, Ofsted

The 5 Biggest Changes to Ofsted's Framework
By Bethany Spencer on November 4, 2019

In September 2019 Ofsted’s new inspection framework came into effect for schools across the UK. This new framework was introduced in a bid to address areas of concern that schools have...

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Bullying, Attendance, Truancy

Preventing Truancy in School
By Bethany Spencer on July 30, 2019

When it comes to student attendance at school, parents and carers have a legal duty to ensure that their child receives an appropriate full-time education. It’s important for students to...

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CPD, Blog, Teacher Wellbeing, Student Wellbeing

Why Teachers Need Mental Health and Wellbeing Training
By Bethany Spencer on May 22, 2019

Over the years, the role of the teacher has transformed both mentally and practically. Today, teachers are expected to do so much more than just teach - their hours stretch long past the...

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Blog, Mental Health, Student Wellbeing, PSHE

Teaching Students About Wellbeing in School
By Bethany Spencer on May 8, 2019

The changes we’ve seen within education recently regarding the DfE’s and schools’ stance on PSHE and student wellbeing are huge steps in the right direction, however, this does leave...

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Blog, Teacher Wellbeing

Benefits of a Whole-school Wellbeing Policy
By Bethany Spencer on May 1, 2019

The focus on wellbeing in schools has escalated in recent years as more evidence has surfaced regarding the teaching crisis and the impact the profession has on teachers’ health and...

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