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Chloe Vlahos

Recent Posts

How to be an inspiring mentor and support NQTs

Posted by Chloe Vlahos on 22 August, 2017

A rise in searches for terms such as ‘nqt want to quit’ and ‘nqt depression’ reveals a harrowing amount of stress surrounding current NQTs in schools. Mentors therefore harbour an increasing amount of pressure to ensure NQTs are being adequately supported. So how can you be an inspiring mentor and support your NQTs?

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Is your school using Drop Down Days effectively?

Posted by Chloe Vlahos on 22 June, 2017

With students facing ‘unimaginable pressures' both within and outside of school, it is now more important than ever that we begin to explore and discuss issues surrounding the lives of students within a safe, educational environment. Recent research highlights the importance of schools’ role in promoting students’ overall health and wellbeing, so what can schools do to help? Can we utilise subjects such as PSHE to enhance student development?

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