Toby Lester — The School Planner Company

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A Year 10 Student’s Point of View on SPC

Introduction My School Planner Company experience this week has been very different to what I generally get involved in, as I have never been in a workplace before and am usually based in a school. It’s been a new experience and I have enjoyed my time here a lot. Over my time here, I have met lots of new people in different departments of The School Planner Company like IT, marketing, and sales, and I can say they’re all very happy friendly people. From my time at Mimeo, I have learned a lot about what it’s like to be at work...

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Creative Solutions to the Plastic-Free Classroom

Plastic. It’s the dirty word nobody wants to hear. Whatever we do in our day-to-day lives, from public transport to the very food we eat, plastic is everywhere. While we may not have been aware of the dangers of plastics while growing up, the current generation of children are more in-touch with the dangers of pollution than any preceding it. This is largely attributed to David Attenborough’s work with Blue Planet II, but there’s also increasing societal pressure to find a solution to this problem – pressure that was made clear by the introduction of the supermarket carrier bag tariff....

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Summer Holiday Relaxation Tips for Teachers

Congratulations! You’ve made it through another year. Now put down that box of books, stow away your green and purple pens, and take a deep breath. It’s difficult to disengage as a teacher. You’re so used to being in “I have too much marking” mode, it becomes normal. However, working in one of the world’s most stressful professions, it’s important that you take some time out for yourself and relax....

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Dealing With SEMH Issues in the Classroom

Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) issues have become the proverbial elephant in the classroom, and are now recognised in the 2014 SEND Code of Practice. It’s vitally important to notice these issues as they develop in children and to take action, as it can affect their education, future life prospects, and how they develop relationships and attitudes as they grow older....

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