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BLOGS AND INSIGHTS Read our information, advice and tips to support education leaders and their teams to develop the skills that make a difference

Five essential focus areas for your post-COVID teacher improvement plan

As we approach the end of a very unique academic year, this is an excellent time to reflect and set goals for the rest of 2020. By implementing a teacher improvement plan centred on critical skills development and wellbeing, you can support your staff in two crucial focus areas for the post-COVID school.

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How agile skills learned in lockdown will help your school in the future

Headteachers managing remote teams gained a valuable new set of skills in the lockdown which, if developed, will continue to benefit them long into the future.

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Teacher retention: Why improving staff morale in schools is vital

Recent studies have shown us that most teachers love their work and enjoy making a difference – so why are so many of them seeking greener pastures? Did you know that more than 20% of new teachers leave teaching within their first two years, and 33% leave within their first five years?

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Introducing Wellbeing First

Join Paul Matthias as he introduces our new Wellbeing First training package, the first of its kind in the UK, now free for all schools looking to improve their staff’s wellbeing.

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How to prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of teachers

It is clear that teacher wellbeing needs to be enhanced for the sake of the teachers, their colleagues and, ultimately, the children. Funding is a major challenge, so what simple low-cost actions can your school take to enhance mental wellbeing? We’ve put together our top tips on how you can promote positive mental health to your teachers.

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5 tips to improve your team’s wellbeing

As a senior leader in education, your role will no doubt have its up and downs and you want to ensure that you have a team around you who are managing their stress. Teaching can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it is also one of the most stressful. Limited resources, longer working hours, low pay and high pressures for greater results can all play havoc on a teacher’s mind.

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Chalkboard to smartboard - how does technology impact the classroom?

The age of the chalkboards and whiteboards have long since passed, their position usurped by their higher-tech counterparts, the smartboard. Technology is increasingly becoming a fixture in schools. But this digital transformation is not just constrained to the classroom. Over the course of my career at Hays, I have seen significant changes to how the education sector has adapted around technology. Things like the introduction of the DBS update service mean it’s easier than ever for employers to complete checks, whilst the evolution of social media has completely altered the means and scope of education recruitment.

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How can teachers optimise work-life balance?

A work-life balance is all about balancing work and home life in accordance with your priorities.

For many teachers this can be a difficult task; however, Hays Education’s Stephanie Croxford, herself a former teacher, has compiled a list of top tips to help your teachers on their way to optimising their work-life balance.

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Build better mental health and wellbeing in the classroom

As mental health and wellbeing becomes an increasing priority for schools, we’ve put together our top tips on how you can promote positive mental health in your classrooms.

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Five ways to retain top teaching talent

Every school setting has its shining stars with talented teachers respected by both students and fellow staff members.

However, in an education system where it is becoming increasingly harder to hold onto top teacher talent, here are five strategies to help you retain your best teachers:  

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