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Bethany Spencer

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Parents Guide to Surviving Parents' Evening 
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Parents’‭ ‬evening can be a stressful event for teachers and parents alike‭. ‬According to a survey of 2,000‭ ‬school parents in the UK‭, ‬55%‭ ‬felt they came away from parents’‭...

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Disadvantaged Student Budget
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

If you are reading this, ‬you are probably in charge of or involved with the Disadvantaged Student‭ (‬DS‭) ‬Budget at your school‭, ‬formerly the Pupil Premium budge up until the end of...

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Getting Girls into Tech
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

We are more connected than ever thanks to the likes of Facebook and Skype‭, ‬and continue to develop digital solutions to streamline our lives‭. ‬Advances in computer technologies have...

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Quality Assuring Homework
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

When setting homework‭, ‬you want to make sure the tasks you are setting are of a high quality‭. ‬You want it to be engaging‭, ‬thought provoking‭, ‬and you want both your students to...

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Sharing Best Practice in Teaching
By Bethany Spencer on April 26, 2017

Sharing best practice in teaching should be integral to the role, after all teaching is a collaborative process - helping our colleagues and sharing what we know works can help not only...

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Does Teacher Stress Impact Student Happiness?
By Bethany Spencer on April 21, 2017

It’s no secret that teachers in the UK are overworked and stressed in their jobs, but a survey conducted by the NASUWT this week highlighted just how extreme this was with findings...

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Why We Need to Pay Attention to our Teachers
By Bethany Spencer on April 13, 2017

It’s not unusual to hear about the amount of hours teachers are working or the recruitment crisis . These issues have been going on so long that they’ve become what some might say ‘old...

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Top 3 Collaborators in Edtech
By Bethany Spencer on April 6, 2017

Collaboration is a powerful practice that helps us grow, be that personally, professionally or emotionally. Within education and edtech the sharing of ideas and working together to...

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Exams, Blog, mental health, SATs

The Importance of Mental Well-being During Exams & Year 6 SATs
By Bethany Spencer on March 31, 2017

Mental health worries amongst students is a topic we’re familiar with. As the stigma surrounding mental health is slowly chipped away at, we’re more exposed to the full extent of just...

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Making your School a Community & the New Super Union
By Bethany Spencer on March 24, 2017

Education is collaborative. In order for us to achieve the best, we share ideas and work together to find new ways in which we can engage with our students, our team and our parents and...

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ERA Award Winners
By Bethany Spencer on March 20, 2017

Friday 17th March saw the annual ERA Awards ceremony take place at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. Co-founder Jon and Sales Manager Dan were in attendance to represent Team...

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The Power of Praise
By Bethany Spencer on March 17, 2017

Praise makes us feel good. Fact. Receiving praise releases dopamine - the neurotransmitter that drives our brain’s reward system. Dopamine releases feelings of enjoyment and...

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The Importance of Timely and Effective Feedback
By Bethany Spencer on March 9, 2017

Marking, although time consuming, is paramount to students’ progression. It is considered by Ofsted as instrumental to the quality of teaching whilst the Sutton Trust Education Endowment...

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International Women's Day
By Bethany Spencer on March 8, 2017

There is no denying that in our country we have come a long way in terms of fighting gender inequality, but equally there is still a way to go. The simple fact that we are still rallying...

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The Techies Award Winners
By Bethany Spencer on February 24, 2017

Last night saw The Techies 2017 award ceremony take place at The Mondrian Hotel in London, and we were lucky enough to be named winners of The Ultimate App or Website for our flagship...

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Bett 2017 Round-up
By Bethany Spencer on January 31, 2017

Yet another Bett has been and gone, and what a show it’s been. As always, it has not failed to disappoint, showcasing the best in edtech, new and old. We were taken aback by not only the...

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Hello, Team Satchel
By Bethany Spencer on January 5, 2017

So, you may have noticed a few changes to Show My Homework recently. The reason for this is because our name has changed, we are now Satchel.

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Raising Awareness of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues
By Bethany Spencer on August 12, 2016

The steps we can take as educators to raise awareness of eating disorders and body image issues in our school.

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