Letter to my 16-year-old self

This week, we secondary school teachers, are saying goodbye to another group of students. We'll attempt to say something poignant in the final lesson, maybe pose for photographs - then they'll be gone, walking out into the sunlight, towards the school gates, as they have a thousand times over the last five years. From the …

Protecting your mental health as a teacher

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Mental health is something that affects everyone. Some people are more resilient, some cope better, but everyone needs to be aware of their own mental health and the mental health of others. Teaching can be draining, tiring, fatiguing and knackering - it's important to know how to deal with stress, anxiety and exhaustion when …