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31 March 2023

Have a great Easter Break! 

Easter Things To Do in Birmingham

There are lots of fun activities taking place around Birmingham over the Easter holidays. You can go on egg hunts and Easter trails, craft cards and jewellery and even meet the Easter Bunny.

This guide brings together some of the best things to do over the school holidays, which run from Friday, March 31, to Monday, April 17. We’ve tried to combine a mixture of price ranges, with some events costing less than £5 for kids. {Birmingham Mail}

Resourceful Thinking Masterclass

Our latest Resourceful Thinking Masterclass explored how to deal smoothly with challenges and change – the ones you want for yourself, or those you’re trying to get other people to support.

If you couldn’t make it live, or you’d like to re-visit, HERE’s the Recording


And you can access the skills resources for every session by registering at

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What is mindfulness?

It’s a big question that’s getting asked by everyone from large employers to news outlets to major business publications.

The concept of Mindfulness originated in Buddhist thinking and meditation practice over two-and-a-half thousand years ago. Its original purpose was to address and relieve self-induced suffering caused by the dysfunctional ways people habitually tend to respond to their experiences.  While mindfulness has its primary roots in Buddhism, almost all religions encourage people to practice ways of shifting their thoughts away from their usual preoccupations and towards an appreciation of the moment, and a larger perspective on life.

Mindfulness resources

The Mindfulness Toolkit contains a wide array of helpful resources that will help you live mindfully.

Go to tip sheets →

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How to improve leadership skills and demonstrate leadership

Learn to develop your leadership skills in this article, where we explore examples and tips on how to become a great leader.

Leadership skills are essential for anyone who wants to be successful in business or their career. The good news is that effective leadership is a skill that you can learn – and we’re here to show you how. 

We’ll dive into leadership elements like communication, delegation, motivation, and how improving your leadership skills will be useful in the long run. Read on to find out why these skills make you an effective manager and help you achieve your goals faster, among other things.

Trying to combine Motherhood and Careers

BLOG: Combining work and motherhood is possible.

It is also possible to thrive and progress in your career.

But often, as mother teachers, we feel these things are not possible for us. Too many teachers leave the classroom after becoming mothers (see the MTPTProject‘s excellent Light Research project where they delve into this in much more depth). One way of supporting mothers to continue with their career is to share our stories so that we may empower each other to see what is possible and to aim for what we might otherwise have believed was impossible.

What motivates primary school teachers to teach as a career?

Teaching is a noble profession that plays a critical role in shaping the future of individuals, communities, and society as a whole. But what motivates primary school teachers to choose this career path? What drives them to pursue a career in education at the primary level? In this blog, we will explore the psychology behind why primary school teachers choose teaching as a profession.

Effective types of leadership training for leaders

There are various effective types of leadership training for schools that can help school leaders to enhance their skills and abilities. Read more for some of the top tools.

What jobs are available in education other than teaching?

There are many other jobs in a primary school in the UK in addition to primary school teachers. Some of the common roles you may find in a primary school include Teaching Assistants, Chefs, School Administrators. Read on for more…

The Value of Leadership Coaching

We believe that leadership coaching offers a unique opportunity for our leaders to reflect on their practice, identify areas for growth, and develop new skills and strategies that will support them in leading their schools to success. We have seen firsthand the positive impact that leadership coaching has had on our leaders and schools.

Discounts for You at Discounts For Teachers

You can find enormous savings with local and independent businesses through Discounts for Teachers. 

Mental Health Awareness Days


April – All April Stress Awareness Month
2nd April World Autism Awareness Day

13th to 20th May Mental Health Awareness Week
Sunday 21st May World Day for Cultural Diversity

June – All June Pride Month
Thursday 1st June International Children’s Day
12th to 18th June Men’s Health Week
26th – 30th June World Wellbeing Week

Tuesday 25th July National Schizophrenia
Awareness Day
Saturday 30th July World Friendship Day

August Nothing!

September Sunday 10th September World Suicide Prevention Day

Next Term

21st April:

World Creativity and Innovation Day 

22nd April:

Earth Day





Technology Support

As part of our drive to use technology more effectively within the Trust, we will be sharing some top tips videos. They are really useful tools that are for everyone and not just for in the classroom.
This week is all about Microsoft 365.
If you want more help or support, please speak to your school digital champion. 


See whats happening on the National College website. This week is Growth Mindset 


Plus take a look at the CPD resources on our own website. We are adding to it all the time! Check it out here

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Staff Hub

In the Staff Hub you can find regular articles created with you in mind! Along with useful information and links to your most used sites.