The Satchel Blog

School Closures Phased Reopenings
30 Jun 2020 | Read time 4 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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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