thoughts ON Sales, Life & confidence

August 7, 2018

Children’s mental wellbeing is at an all-time low. A recent survey by HBSC found that 21% of 15-year-olds in England said they had harmed themselves. According to NHS figures, over 13,500 girls under 18 needed hospital treatment in 2016, after poisoning themselves. Thi...

July 31, 2018

Supply teachers are an essential part of any school. Schools are not able to provide a high standard of education without temporary staff coming in to cover for absent teachers, or teachers who have left. Yet, in many schools, supply teachers are treated as an aftertho...

July 31, 2018

Recently, many teachers have been trying supply teaching for the first time. They love being able to work when and where they want. They enjoy that they don’t have a lot of the troubles of the job that permanent staff have to deal with. Their Opogo app uses technology...

July 20, 2018

If you follow my articles, you’ll know that I occasionally like to take a break from talking about SaaS (for Sales Confidence) and education (Opogo) and talk about something else that matters to me. Mental health.

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and it’s somethin...

July 18, 2018

There’s been a lot in the news recently about mental health amongst university students. It’s a hot topic and rightly so. Like mental health in the general population, the mental wellbeing of our students has not been appropriately addressed in the past. However, it’s...

July 11, 2018

‘Edtech’ is revolutionising the way we teach our children. Are you on board?

Technology has infiltrated every area of our lives. Schools are no different, foregoing the traditional blackboards and textbooks. They’re now all about smart boards and interactive books on ta...

July 6, 2018

As the Secretary of State for Digital urges schools to do more to protect children online, is it time for an alternative approach?

Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has appealed to schools to do more to protect children f...

July 5, 2018

When you start something new, every little milestone is a cause for celebration.

Last week, at Opogo, we hit our first milestone. 250 members. That’s right, 250 new members have joined our community platform since we launched our new app in May.

It’s a significant landma...

June 27, 2018

As the government cracks down on recruitment agencies that give teachers and schools a poor deal, it’s time for a new approach to recruitment.

The challenge with traditional recruitment firms is that it’s all take, take, take. When you’re looking for a new role in teach...

June 1, 2018

Could sabbaticals help relieve teachers’ stress and boost retention? They will certainly help. Let’s find out more.

It was terrific to read the news earlier this month that the Department for Education is planning to introduce a sabbatical scheme for teachers.

Under the...

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