Wellbeing starts with you! A teacher’s guide to a joyful classroom

By Alison Barber What makes school a place where teachers enjoy teaching and, consequently, learners enjoy learning? Research over the last ten years has consistently found that wellbeing and academic achievement are very closely linked. OUP recently commissioned an evidence analysis impact study to explore the links between student wellbeing and academic outcomes. As a student, a friend once […]

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Measuring student wellbeing- how do we know if what we’re doing is working?

Sarah Eggleton has been an English teacher for 12 years. She currently works at a Secondary School in inner city Manchester where she is Head of English and Assistant Headteacher; with responsibility for marking and feedback, metacognition, literacy, parent engagement and staff development.  Although Covid-19 has created many, many challenges, one of the positives to […]

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Wellbeing – engaging the wider community

Richard Daniel Curtis is an internationally renowned social and emotional skills expert and mentor passionate about helping millions understand developmental psychology and mental health. It often feels like the responsibility for student wellbeing falls to schools.  However, wellbeing is global and we all have a part to play in that. Wellbeing doesn’t stop at the […]

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Wellbeing: A Whole School Approach

Andrew Cowley is an experienced primary school teacher and leader and the author of The Wellbeing Toolkit (May 2019) and The Wellbeing Curriculum (October 2021) both published by Bloomsbury Education. Education has seen many strategies come and go in the past fifty years or so, relating to how children learn to read, how they should […]

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Keeping your wellbeing your priority

Sarah Eggleton has been an English teacher for 12 years. She currently works at a Secondary School in inner city Manchester where she is Head of English and Assistant Headteacher; with responsibility for marking and feedback, metacognition, literacy, parent engagement and staff development.  There’s a wonderful saying doing the rounds on my social media at […]

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