Connection and talking to one another during these times is vitally important for our well-being. It can feel lonely working from home and you might feel disconnected from your colleagues and school communities. That is why we are launching online webinars from next week for teachers, school staff and anyone interested in education.
Today we are celebrating World Book Day and having a competition for school staff to win a £15 book voucher. As former teachers at Edapt, we enjoy reading a wide range of books and there can be no better gift than getting stuck into a good novel.
We receive at least a few calls every week where a member of staff is seeking immediate support because of an incident in school but they are not a subscriber to Edapt or have access to support through a teaching trade union, or other service.
Teaching in London will be a rewarding and unique opportunity for many teachers. With the draws of living and working in a world capital, great schools and the added reassurance of salary weighting, is it a no-brainer for those eager to have a long-term career in teaching?
It’s been reported that there seems to be a significant increase in classroom violence and abuse aimed at teachers by pupils and parents over the last few years. Is this a reflection on a society, the way we treat front line workers and how does it compare to other sectors?
With protests from Extinction Rebellion (XR) being in the news throughout the year, I wondered what would be the impact on the professional careers of the teachers who decide to take part?
Around 20% of Edapt subscribers are teaching and working in independent schools. We have supported our independent school subscribers by providing support during allegations, sending accompaniment to grievance and disciplinary hearings to answering questions about pay and working conditions, maternity leave and jury service.
After a summer break which feels like it has gone much too quickly, you come to the realisation that you will have to eventually return to school. For the majority of teachers the first day back will be INSET where you can mentally prepare yourself to transition into ‘school mode.’