The Satchel Blog

Edtech School Reopenings
09 Jul 2020

The Role of Edtech in Schools in a World Post-COVID-19

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Back to School Summer Holidays School Closures
26 Jun 2020

What Will the Summer Holidays Look Like After Closures?

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

Author: Bethany Spencer

Back to School Student Wellbeing
17 Jun 2020

How to Battle Back to School Anxiety After Closures

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Classroom Management School Closures
09 Jun 2020 | Read time 4 mins

How Do You Manage a Socially Distanced Classroom?

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

Author: Bethany Spencer

Distance Learning School Reopenings
21 May 2020

What We Know About School Reopenings So Far

The government has released guidance for schools in England who are, if the scientific evidence allows and it is considered safe to do so, ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Teacher Wellbeing Distance Learning
18 May 2020

Why Now is the Time for Teacher Resilience

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

Author: Bethany Spencer

Mental Health Physical Health
15 May 2020

How to Exercise at Home During Lockdown

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Distance Learning
07 May 2020

How Will UK Schools Make a Phased Return?

As the UK has now reached the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, speculation has started around what that means for the current lockdown and ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Teacher Wellbeing Student Wellbeing Distance Learning
06 May 2020

How Can Schools Support Wellbeing from a Distance?

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Reading
09 Apr 2020

Team Satchel’s Easter Book Recommendations

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Online Safety Distance Learning
03 Apr 2020

How to Keep Your Children Safe Online During School Closures

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

Author: Bethany Spencer

Mental Health Distance Learning
27 Mar 2020

How to Stay Healthy and Work from Home Effectively

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

Author: Bethany Spencer

Distance Learning
23 Mar 2020

How to Deliver Successful Distance Learning from Home

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Ofsted framework Ofsted
04 Nov 2019

The 5 Biggest Changes to Ofsted's Framework

In September 2019 Ofsted’s new inspection framework came into effect for schools across the UK. This new ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Bullying Attendance Truancy
30 Jul 2019 | Read time 4 mins

Preventing Truancy in School

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

CPD Blog Teacher Wellbeing Student Wellbeing
22 May 2019

Why Teachers Need Mental Health and Wellbeing Training

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Mental Health Student Wellbeing PSHE
08 May 2019

Teaching Students About Wellbeing in School

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Teacher Wellbeing
01 May 2019

Benefits of a Whole-school Wellbeing Policy

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

Author: Bethany Spencer