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Blog, Student Wellbeing, PSHE

The Evolution of Sex and Relationship Education
By Bethany Spencer on March 8, 2019

The teaching of sex education has been constantly changing over the years, reactive to societal changes so that it reflects the current mood and is relevant for students at that time.

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Bullying, Blog, Student Wellbeing, Cyberbullying, PSHE

How to Stop Bullying: Advice for Schools and Parents
By Emilio Cuasapaz on March 1, 2019

The rise in the use of social media amongst children has meant that bullying has transitioned into the online lives of students, making it almost impossible for them to escape. As this...

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Ofsted, Blog, Teacher Wellbeing

Ofsted's Impact on Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on February 15, 2019

The stress and pressure teachers are under has long been at the forefront of most peoples’ minds in education. For years now teachers have been subjected to excruciatingly long working...

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Blog, Education Technology, School Improvement

Why School Improvement should Embrace Technology
By Emilio Cuasapaz on February 4, 2019

It’s well known that technology has totally changed our lives making many of our daily duties easier and better. In the same way, technology has played a key role in the development and...

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Ofsted framework, Bullying, Ofsted, Student Wellbeing

Ofsted’s Framework that Reflects the Role of a Teacher
By Bethany Spencer on January 17, 2019

Teachers knowingly go into the profession with the understanding that they’re going to do so much more than simply teach. It’s expected, neither rightly nor wrongly, that teachers double...

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CPD, Blog, Teacher Wellbeing

Improving Your Own Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on January 11, 2019

As teachers, arguably, we’re exposed to more talks of ‘improvement’ than other professions. We abide by the goals set out for us in our school’s SIP, we push ourselves to improve so we...

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Leadership, CPD, Teacher Wellbeing, Student Wellbeing, School Improvement

School Improvement: Where to Focus Efforts
By Bethany Spencer on January 3, 2019

Improvement is at the top of every school leader’s agenda, which is why creating a detailed and well thought out SIP is critical to effectively communicate your goals to the entire...

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Teacher Wellbeing, School Improvement

The Cost of Poor Teacher Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on December 19, 2018

There’s an abundance of literature regarding the importance of positive teacher wellbeing and the impact negative wellbeing can have on teachers themselves, student progression and...

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Blog, Teacher Wellbeing, School Culture

Conducting a Teacher Wellbeing Survey
By Bethany Spencer on December 13, 2018

Teacher wellness is fundamental to the success of your school in more ways than one - good teacher wellbeing helps foster a positive school culture, provides a better teaching and...

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Blog, mental health, Teacher Wellbeing, School Culture, School Improvement

The Importance of Teacher Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on November 30, 2018

Looking after your teachers’ wellbeing is one of the most important things you can do as a school leader. The success of your school is dependent on the quality of instruction delivered...

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Blog, Student Wellbeing, Digital Literacy

Can a Digital Detox Improve Student Mental Health?
By Bethany Spencer on November 20, 2018

If there are two things that are undisputed in the present day it’s that technology is an all-consuming factor in almost everyone’s lives, and as a nation, we’re seeing that more and...

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Blog, School Management

Top Tips for Writing an Effective School Improvement Plan
By Bethany Spencer on November 12, 2018

Having a clear and well thought out improvement plan for your school is paramount to the success of your school, teachers and students. Outlining your goals and areas for improvement,...

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CPD, Blog, Classroom Management

Everything you Need to Know About Lesson Observations
By Bethany Spencer on November 5, 2018

 Feedback is an integral part to your progression as a teacher, and lesson observations are an effective way to gather feedback and direction on areas for improvement. As a universally...

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Leadership, Blog, Teacher Wellbeing, School Management, School Culture

Acting on Teacher Feedback and the impact on School Culture
By Bethany Spencer on November 2, 2018

Gathering staff feedback is the first step on your journey to school improvement and a positive school culture; the second step is acting on it. In order for staff to truly feel as...

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Blog, Teacher Wellbeing, School Management, School Culture

Encouraging Teachers to give Real, Honest Feedback
By Bethany Spencer on October 25, 2018

The success of a school is attributed to many factors, and one of the main indicators of this is a happy and engaged team of teachers. The impact of happy teachers on students and school...

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Blog, EdTech, Digital Literacy

Preparing Students for the Digital Future
By Urban Teacher on October 16, 2018

As technology becomes more prevalent in our lives, the role it plays in education has changed both within the curriculum and in how schools are managed. Tech evangelist Mark Martin aka ...

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Praise, Blog, lesson plans, Classroom Management, Behaviour Management

The Impact of Effective Classroom Management
By Bethany Spencer on October 8, 2018

Classroom management is when a teacher exhibits complete control over their classroom through a series of strategies and techniques that encourage positive student behaviour. The...

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Blog, Teacher Wellbeing, Classroom Management, Student Wellbeing

How Effective Classroom Management Impacts Teacher Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on October 1, 2018

The subject of teacher wellbeing has been on the rise in recent years in conjunction with the publicised teaching crisis and ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ yoga and meditation craze. The...

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