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No way to say goodbye

Saying goodbye - teachers and education staff
7th July 2020

Even in ordinary times, goodbyes can be hugely challenging. So how can we alleviate a little of the anxiety and upset caused by the lack of a decent goodbye these times deny us asks Emma Kell. 

We’re all going on a summer holiday?

Taking a break over the summer holidays - teachers and education staff
6th July 2020

Teachers need this break to unwind, relax and recharge to deal with the many challenges ahead. Deputy Headteacher Andrew Cowley outlines some simple ways that school leaders can ensure staff take time out and look after themselves during the summer break. 

Confessions of a newbie

BBC Teach - supporting NQTs
6th July 2020

This new film made with BBC Teach offers support and tips for newly qualified teachers about to embark on the first teaching job or those returning to the classroom after some years away. 

What is the real nature of loneliness?

Loneliness and isolation - teachers and education staff
2nd July 2020

As we ease out of lockdown and isolation, psychotherapist Ben Amponsah shares some simple things that we can all do to push back against disconnection and its ensuing loneliness.

Transitioning out of lockdown

Transitions - wellbeing of teachers and education staff
4th June 2020

Teacher and author Andy Sammons shares somes thoughts about the impact on teachers and education staff of transitioning out of lockdown.

Portraits of the nation during COVID

Hold Still portrait photography
3rd June 2020

Teachers and their students can take part in Hold Still, a community photography project, launched by Duchess of Cambridge in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, to capture the hopes, fears and feelings of the nation in the time of coronavirus.

Kindness: it's your choice

Kindness in schools - it's your choice
19th May 2020

In Mental Health Awareness Week, headteacher Darren Morgan writes about the importance of kindness to oneself and others particularly during this difficult time. 

Why ‘good enough’ matters more than ever

Jane's story - grants for teachers and education staff
19th May 2020

Teachers are perfectionist and often feel they are not good enough. But, argues Emma Kell, now more than ever eductors should recognise they are strong, essential, and doing their very best to support  young people at this difficult time. 

Top kindness tips

Kindness tips - mental health awareness week
17th May 2020

As schools ready themselves for possible re-opening, protecting our mental health and wellbeing continues to be central to coping with and recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.

The importance of kindness during a pandemic

Kindness in schools and colleges
15th May 2020

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week's 2020 theme of kindness, Adrian Bethune looks at why kindness and compassion are more important now more than ever and how it can be best cultivated in schools and colleges.

Should I stay or should I go?

Teacher resignation
13th May 2020

The resignation deadline, usually a key date in any school calendar and the source of much self-questioning and staffroom speculation has barely featured for obvious reasons. Emma Kell looks at the pros and cons of changing job during the current pandemic.