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Busyness blog
6th July 2017

What does ‘busy’ mean? Is ‘busy’ a badge of honour, or a brag, in what sometimes feels like an arms race of workload, deadlines and pressure currently pervading schools and colleges? Or is ‘busy’ some sort of plea, where we are telling others that we have taken on too much?

How the housing crisis is affecting teachers

Housing crisis affecting teachers
14th June 2017

Many of us are aware that the UK is in the grip of a housing crisis which is already affecting many thousands of working individuals and families. What is perhaps lesser known is the impact it is having on many teachers.   

Life as a prison educator

Prison teachers
24th May 2017

Prison educator, Stephen Boyce, talks about the specific and unique pressures experienced by education staff working in prisons.

Top 5 wellbeing tips supply teachers

Supply teacher wellbeing tips
2nd May 2017

Working as a supply teacher is very rewarding, but there is no doubt that it can be a challenge at times especially as the long summer break comes up. Look after yourself with these tips for better wellbeing.

Finding a new kind of perfect

Coloured pencils
7th February 2017

Teaching seems to attract a disproportionate amount of people prone to perfectionism. Alex Bell discusses why and what can be done about it.