The Satchel Blog

Exams Blog Exam Results Student Wellbeing
28 Jun 2019

What Should Students Do After Exams?

The end of final exams is a liberating time for students. It’s when school finishes and summer begins; a well-deserved break from the stresses of revision and coursework. The ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Exams Blog Exam Student Wellbeing
13 Jun 2019

Top Tips for Students on Coping with Exam Anxiety

It’s no secret that the exam period is a stressful time for students, with pressure to excel and the sheer volume of revision to complete, it can be somewhat overwhelming. ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

CPD Blog Teacher Wellbeing Student Wellbeing
22 May 2019

Why Teachers Need Mental Health and Wellbeing Training

Over the years, the role of the teacher has transformed both mentally and practically. Today, teachers are expected to do so much more than just teach - their hours stretch ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Mental Health Student Wellbeing PSHE
08 May 2019

Teaching Students About Wellbeing in School

The changes we’ve seen within education recently regarding the DfE’s and schools’ stance on PSHE and student wellbeing are huge steps in the right direction, however, this does ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Teacher Wellbeing
01 May 2019

Benefits of a Whole-school Wellbeing Policy

The focus on wellbeing in schools has escalated in recent years as more evidence has surfaced regarding the teaching crisis and the impact the profession has on teachers’ ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Teacher Wellbeing
01 Apr 2019

Initiatives to Improve Teacher Wellbeing

Talking about wellbeing is something that we, as a society, are getting better at, especially within education. We are now fully aware of the impact teaching has on a person’s ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Student Wellbeing PSHE
08 Mar 2019

The Evolution of Sex and Relationship Education

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Bullying Blog Student Wellbeing Cyberbullying PSHE
01 Mar 2019

How to Stop Bullying: Advice for Schools and Parents

The rise in the use of social media amongst children has meant that bullying has transitioned into ...

Author: Emilio Cuasapaz

Teachers Homework Blog
28 Feb 2019

The Hard Hitting Result of the 2019 Teaching Crisis

It’s long been known that teachers are overworked and the burden of admin and excessive workload is impactful to their lives, both mentally and ...

Author: Naimish Gohil

Ofsted Blog Teacher Wellbeing
15 Feb 2019

Ofsted's Impact on Student and Teacher Wellbeing

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

CPD Blog Teacher Wellbeing
11 Jan 2019

6 Actionable Tips for Improving Your Own Wellbeing

As teachers, it seems that we’re exposed to more talks of ‘improvement’ than any other profession. Finding time for wellbeing however is an improvement that reaps many ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Leadership CPD Blog Teacher Wellbeing Student Wellbeing School Improvement
03 Jan 2019

School Improvement: Where to Focus Efforts

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Teacher Wellbeing School Culture
13 Dec 2018

Conducting a Teacher Wellbeing Survey

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Student Wellbeing Digital Literacy
20 Nov 2018

Can a Digital Detox Improve Student Mental Health?

If there are two things that are undisputed in the present day it’s that technology is an ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog School Management
12 Nov 2018

Top Tips for Writing an Effective School Improvement Plan

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

CPD Blog Classroom Management
05 Nov 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Lesson Observations

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Leadership Blog Teacher Wellbeing School Management School Culture
02 Nov 2018

Acting on Teacher Feedback and the Impact on School Culture

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.

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Teacher Wellbeing School Management School Culture
25 Oct 2018

Encouraging Teachers to Give Honest Feedback

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

Author: Bethany Spencer