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Reflection

Stay well and focus on yourself with our exclusive wellbeing programme, an Advice Hub powered by experts at the NAHT, and a professional learning portfolio to keep a record of your professional and personal achievements.

Often we say ‘it’s all about the children’, but this programme is about YOU. Teaching is a privilege but it's also a challenge and you have to be in control all of the time. A little help goes a long way! Our unique Health & Wellbeing Programme is designed to help you to look after yourself. Our Advice Hub addresses concerns around policies, dates and deadlines, and our Professional Learning Portfolio enables you to hold onto – and remember – the positive feedback you regularly receive.


Health & Wellbeing Programme

Maintaining positive health and wellbeing should be a priority for teachers but it often isn’t; we focus on the children and we sometimes forget our own wellbeing is deteriorating as we seek to support those around us. But, we owe it to the children to ensure there is a motivated and happy adult in front of them every day. Written and presented by leading wellbeing experts, Professor Tim O’Brien and Dr Dennis Guiney, this unique programme will take you through the nature of wellbeing and how to stay healthy, motivated and reflective in your work.

NAHT Advice Hub

A constant source of anxiety for many teachers and leaders is how to find the right policy, the latest guidelines or accurate dates and deadlines for the submission of data. Staying organised and keeping abreast of the latest changes and requirements will help you to feel positive and in control. The Advice Hub will keep you up-to-date. Whether searching for topics or issues on your mind or looking for advice and solutions to commonly encountered problems, you are not alone.

  • Safeguarding
    Supporting a child's resilience at a time of crisis
    Supporting pupils with medical conditions
    Child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment
    Keeping children safe in education 2020
    Single central record
  • Admin & Finance
    School website guidance
    School uniform guidance
    Budgets - the good, the bad and the deficit!
    Bomb threat guidance
    Dress codes for schools
    Fire safety in schools
    First aid in schools
    School breaks and lunchtimes
  • Inspections
    Ofsted inspection guidance
    Challenging an inspection judgement
    Warning notices
    Regional Schools Commissioners
    FAQs on forced academisation and warning notices
  • Leadership & Governance
    Conflicts of Interest
    Governing bodies
    Reducing the school week to 4½ days
    Running small and rural schools efficiently
    Absent head teachers
  • Curriculum
    Home and flexi-schooling
    Alternatives to full-time schooling
    Dealing with requests to withdraw from religious education
    Wraparound and holiday childcare guidance
    Relationships, sex and health education 2020
    Relationships, sex and health education for primary schools
    Relationships, sex and health education for secondary schools
  • Statutes, policies and regulations
    Guidance on authorised term-time pupil absence
    Guidance on charging for school activities
    Reasonable adjustments at school
    School trips
    Freedom of Information Act
    Subject access requests and their weaponisation
    NAHT model complaints procedure
    Recorded conversations with parents and employees
  • Pupil behaviour
    Exclusions - when and when not to exclude
    Behaviour and discipline in schools
    FAQs on excluding pupils from school
    Managing non-attendance
    Preventing and tackling bullying of pupils
  • Human Resources
    Alcohol and drugs at work
    Dignity at work - a model policy for school leaders
    Getting it right - the correct approach for managing your staff effectively
    Part-time working in schools
    References - a brief guide
    Resignation, especially in the heat of the moment
    Supporting a mature workforce
  • Working with others
    Dealing with abusive visitors
    A strategy for saving and raising school funds
    How to build effective home-school partnerships
    Looking after your PTA
    Working with the media 1: an overview
    Working with the media 2: making the most of media opportunities
    Working with the media 3: media crisis communications
  • School calendar
    School calendar and other events - Autumn 2020

Professional Learning Portfolio

The online portfolio offers a secure place to store evidence of your professional achievements and milestones along your career pathway. A place to record the positive moments, and there will be many, when you have had a positive impact on your colleagues and the lives of your students and their families. As teachers and education leaders, you are creating a legacy and we think that is worth reflecting on and remembering.

Supporting career progression and teacher wellbeing

Pathway is structured around three core stages which together form a virtuous cycle of continuous empowerment throughout a teacher’s professional journey.