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The End of Year School Survival Guide

This time of year is an interesting one; it can seem like the best time of year because you’re in the countdown towards the summer holidays, but it can also seem like the worst time. Because you’re in the countdown to the summer holidays… Let me paint the picture; you’ve sent your reports home to…

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Should teachers accept gifts?

They have worked tremendously hard all year, should a little appreciation be shown in some way… yes! Most would agree that teachers do wonders in difficult situations, however, accepting gifts can be complicated and be stressful for both parents and students. Not all families have the financial means to purchase a gift and if it…

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Secret England – Top 5 Places to Visit

So you’ve visited all the obvious tourist destinations in the UK.  You’ve also hit up all the top secret places to visit in our blog – Secret London!  Then it’s time to get those hiking boots back on and head out on the open road to visit our top 5 secret places to visit in…

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Tired and stressed teacher

How to be a teacher and still have a life

It is not unknown that in today’s society, teachers are prone to overworking and early burnout. Heck, it’s been all over the news about the average 60 hour working week. Even while in training, student teachers are prepared for it; the workload is the biggest in your first couple of years and then you find…

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Our top 5 teacher resource websites

The internet is a magical place that gives one the power to access an insurmountable amount of information. Trawling through the net to seek the top sites to support your lesson plans and ideas may take ages. Impact Teachers to the rescue! We have personally checked through hundreds of sites to save you time. Comment…

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Highgate Cemetery - a secret place to visit in London

Secret London – Top 5 Places to Visit

So you’ve seen Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.  You’ve gone round all the well-known museums and been on the London Eye.  Already traipsed up and down Oxford Street with every man and his dog and been to Borough Market for a scotch egg.  What’s next?  Not to worry, we’re here to…

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Surviving your first month in London

You have arrived in London and you’re FREAKING OUT, don’t lie I know you are! The big city, everyone walking with a crazy amount of purpose and don’t get me started about the public transport. Ok big breath, we have all managed it and as the kids say we are now living our best lives.…

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Dating a Teacher 101: Either get on board, or keep moving

I’ve come to the conclusion that, unless your partner is also a teacher, dating is almost close to impossible…here are my reasons why: Number 1 “It’s a school night” is taken very seriously as an adult. When you were a kid, this phrase was laughable. As an adult, sleep can be the most exciting thing…

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Mindfulness in our classrooms

There is a multitude of benefits that come from mindfulness including but not limited to better concentration, less distraction and building self-awareness. Introducing this practice that was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn into our classrooms has the potential to support education, mental health, physical health and wellbeing. Here are some starting points to bring this into…

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