The Satchel Blog

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

Teacher Wellbeing Student Wellbeing
29 Apr 2020

13 Resources to Help Combat Coronavirus Anxiety

We’ve all been living under the government’s lockdown measures for over a month now, and for many of us this is taking a toll on our mental ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Guest Blog School Marketing
23 Apr 2020

Guest Post: The Importance of School Marketing

  Lauren Selwood is a Marketing Executive at Ambleglow, a leading education marketing agency, working with schools and ...

Author: Lauren Selwood

Online Safety Distance Learning
15 Apr 2020

Safeguarding in Lockdown - How to Keep Students Safe Online

As a teacher or tutor, there’s an expectation and necessity to put the safety of students first. This applies primarily to the school ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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
07 Apr 2020

How Media Literacy Helps Your Child Learn Safely Online

In a world full of 24 hour news and with unlimited access to the internet, the latest stories from around the world are never far away. Whilst ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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

Student & Parent Resources Distance Learning
31 Mar 2020

32 Free Resources that Will Keep the Kids Learning During Lockdown

By now, the novelty of working from home or being in isolation has probably worn off. You’re at home with kids who are not in the mood to learn, ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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

Parental Engagement Distance Learning
25 Mar 2020

Improving Your Child's Daily Routine for Home Learning

School may be closed and exams cancelled, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put our students’ learning on hold too. In fact, the next few ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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

Exams
20 Mar 2020

What You Need to Know now that Exams are Cancelled

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to change day to day life, it was announced by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, that schools will close this ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Distance Learning
18 Mar 2020

How to Implement Distance Learning at Your School

The world is changing. Our education system is being dragged unwillingly into the 21st century as it stubbornly digs in its heels. We’re finding ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Embracing Technology Pedagogy
11 Mar 2020

Is Connectivism the Pedagogy of the Future?

So far we’ve covered the pedagogical theories of behaviourism, liberationism and social constructivism on the Satchel blog. This week we’ll ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

collaborative learning Pedagogy
06 Mar 2020

Understanding Pedagogy - What is Social Constructivism?

Learning theories, or pedagogies, inform most of what you do as a teacher. Whether you notice it or not, your teaching method will likely fall ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Teacher Wellbeing Student Wellbeing
03 Mar 2020

Will Coronavirus Affect My School?

The advice in this article is true as of 09/03/20 - The situation is changing rapidly so for up to date information surrounding the Covid-19 ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

School Marketing
28 Feb 2020

How to Market Your School to Parents

The school market is competitive. With so many schools trying to attract prospective students, and parents, it’s difficult to be heard above the ...

Author: Ben Greenwood