A Very Merry Virtual Christmas – Christmas Lights in Kent 2020

A Very Merry Virtual Christmas – Christmas Lights in Kent 2020
It appears Christmas has started early this year, last week we saw a rise in families hastily decorating their Christmas trees and tucking into their first box of mince pies! Coronavirus and lockdown have given us a pretty good excuse to start the Christmas cheer early this year. In the true spirit of Christmas, many towns are continuing to display their lights whilst some will be streaming the virtual event. Here is the list of virtual Christmas lights happening in Kent. Read More...

Wellbeing Lessons for Lockdown 2.0

Wellbeing Lessons for Lockdown 2.0
Usually at this time of year we would look forward to school fairs and Christmas plays but this time we’re on hold and in limbo. As we near the end of the year, it’s tempting to wish 2020 away, but what can we do NOW to ensure our wellbeing in the coming months? Read More...

How to Use Snip and Sketch in Lesson Planning

How to Use Snip and Sketch in Lesson Planning
Welcome to our new series of “How to Guides” with technical tips and IT support for teachers. Our guides will help you make the most of the technology available to you and help make your lesson planning easier. Our first guide explores how to use Snip and Sketch. Read More...

5 Steps: Leadership for Mental Health in Schools

5 Steps: Leadership for Mental Health in Schools
The 5 Steps framework, just launched by the Anna Freud Centre, calls for change in the way schools and colleges support the mental health of their pupils and staff. This change requires leadership, and ‘Leading Change’ is the first of the five steps of the framework. Read More...

The Effects of Stress: What Causes Burnout in the Workplace?

The Effects of Stress: What Causes Burnout in the Workplace?
Today marks the start of International Stress Awareness Week, a week to highlight the negative impacts of stress on the body. To investigate the levels of stress amongst the education community, we surveyed Kent-Teach website users about their stress levels. The results are concerning, here is what we discovered and what you can do to reduce your stressors and live a happier life. Read More...

Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Finding Peace in a Frantic World
In this blog the Kent Mindfulness Coach shares more words of wisdom with us on the impermanence of feelings, good and bad, and how this can help you to "ride out" those stressful moments. Read More...

Things to Do in Kent for Halloween 2020

Things to Do in Kent for Halloween 2020
After a busy and eventful first term back at school, its time to have some spooky half term fun. This year maybe a little different but you can still have a Halloween to remember. Here are our top Halloween activities in Kent for 2020. Read More...

Teachers – Why did you leave your last role?

Teachers – Why did you leave your last role?
To understand the reasons for teachers leaving their roles we have created a quick pulse teacher retention survey. The survey focuses on why teachers left their roles, this could be to move onto another school, or why they left the profession completely. Read More...
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