The Satchel Blog

Edtech Software Training
16 Nov 2020

What to Consider when Introducing New Software at Your School

Nowadays, schools rely on edtech. From homework to registration, even seating plans and timetables - technology in school has transformed the way teachers and students interact ...

Author: Naimish Gohil

School Technology Edtech Online Safety
06 Nov 2020

Can Edtech Make Schools Safer Places to Teach and Learn?

Schools are investing in edtech at record rates. In fact it is estimated that they spend around

Author: Ben Greenwood

Classroom Management Covid-19
30 Oct 2020

Is it Time to Redefine Attendance for Self-Isolating Students?

Attendance has been more of a challenge than usual this academic year. School attendance

Author: Ben Greenwood

Guest Blog National Curriculum
23 Oct 2020

The Importance Of A Non-Whitewashed Curriculum

This week we have a guest post from Boma Wokoma, Educator and Communications Specialist at

Author: Boma Wokoma

Empathy Covid-19
14 Oct 2020 | Read time 4 mins

The Hidden Lesson in Washing Hands

We haven’t been back in school long but it is already becoming hard work for staff to remember all the new measures and procedures that need to be in place. Queing and ...

Author: Nicola Jones-Ford

Ofsted Covid-19
04 Sep 2020 | Read time 2 mins

What Will Ofsted Visits Look Like During The Pandemic?

As students return to school after over 160 days away, the classrooms they return to are going to look quite different to the ones they distantly remember. Schools have been ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Back to School Covid-19
28 Aug 2020 | Read time 6 mins

What are Systems of Control and How Will they Stop Covid-19 Spreading?

As schools prepare to return after a somewhat unconventional summer break, SLT and classroom teachers have a lot on their plates. It’s a stressful time for staff and students, ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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 the classroom when students ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

School Closures Phased Reopenings
30 Jun 2020 | Read time 5 mins

Guest Post: A Look Inside a Socially Distanced Classroom

Now that primary aged pupils in years 1, 6 and reception have been invited back into the classroom until the end of the summer term, we wanted to find out how teachers, and ...

Author: Beth Williams

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 range of emotions from those ...

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 in Year 10 and 12 (pre exam ...

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 primary and secondary, are beginning ...

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, planning to reopen on 1st June - ...

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 to teach their students - and ...

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 take for granted how much our walk ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Teacher Wellbeing Distance Learning
12 May 2020

Guest Post: How To Prioritise Your Wellbeing

School closures and the current climate has meant that everyone’s wellbeing has taken a hit and teachers are no different. Many are having to juggle a rotating schedule of ...

Author: Beth Williams

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 social distancing measures. We’ve ...

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 teachers has a direct impact on ...

Author: Bethany Spencer