Teacher supply: Education Select Committee

On the 19th of October 2016 we attended the Education Select Committee final meeting on teacher supply. We have summarised the key themes and suggestions from committee witnesses. 

Mindfulness: making better leaders

You don’t have to be wearing saffron robes and sitting on a mountain to utilise mindfulness in daily life. College principal Stuart Rimmer explains how to incorporate mindfulness into leadership practice.

Managing disagreements

Education staff manage relationships with numerous people including colleagues, managers, parents and students. It is therefore inevitable that a disagreement will happen at some point so learning how to manage them productively is vital.

Mental health: you're not alone

On #WorldMentalHealthDay we took a look at the challenges we face in tackling the mental health crisis in teaching, as well as action we can take in the short-term.

Crying in cupboards: what happens when teachers are bullied

​Pat Bricheno and Mary Thornton have written a new book about the experiences of teachers who have been bullied. They share some of what they discovered here.

September: a blank page

Emma Kell is a researcher on teacher wellbeing. Here she shares strategies that may help you in surviving – and thriving – the year and, hopefully many more fulfilling and successful years to come as a teacher. 

NQT Special: Do you know how and when to say no?

Both NQTs and more experienced teachers can often find it difficult to say no. Julian Stanley explores how teachers can turn down additional requests on their time in a professional manner.

NQT Special: How to protect your wellbeing

Our CEO, Julian Stanley, offers some pointers to help new teachers protect their wellbeing and mental health.

Make going #BackToSchool stress-free!

After a long (and hopefully!) hot summer you may be thinking about the new term ahead. To make sure #backtoschool is as painless as possible we look at what you can do to manage your workload and avoid stress in the year ahead.

Handling money difficulties as a supply teacher

Money difficulties are one of the most common problems that supply teachers face. Here is some information to help you manage your money in advance of the long school holiday.