The Satchel Blog

Mental Health Teacher Wellbeing Student Wellbeing
08 Nov 2021

5 Ways to Improve Student and Teacher Wellbeing

In order to create a positive school environment, and with new wellbeing judgements being added to the Ofsted inspection handbook, it is important that schools are continuously ...

Author: Ross McDermott

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

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

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

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 health. With daily television ...

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 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

Teacher Wellbeing Student Wellbeing School Improvement
25 Apr 2019

Supporting Student Wellbeing in Schools

Wellbeing, by definition, is the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy - in education student wellbeing is fundamental to successful student learning and development. ...

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

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

Teacher Wellbeing School Improvement
19 Dec 2018

The Cost of Poor Teacher Wellbeing

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

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

Mental Health Teacher Wellbeing School Culture School Improvement
30 Nov 2018

The Importance of Teacher Wellbeing

Looking after your teachers’ wellbeing is one of the most important things you can do as a school leader.

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

Blog Teacher Wellbeing Classroom Management Student Wellbeing
01 Oct 2018

How Effective Classroom Management Impacts Teacher Wellbeing

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 ...

Author: Bethany Spencer