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Why a shared school calendar boosts teacher wellbeing

A shared school calendar sounds like a small thing, but it can have a big impact on teachers’ wellbeing, morale and more. Emma Sheppard explains why and how to set one up

A shared calendar could save your teachers

There’s nothing more satisfying than a simple solution to workload that has a positive knock-on effect on a whole range of teachers’ professional and personal lives. An effective shared whole-school calendar offers exactly this kind of ripple effect, but getting it right takes a little more than the click of a button and an altruistic sigh of contentment.

Here’s what to do, and why you should do it.

1. Planning the year

The school calendar should normally be the responsibility of an SLT member (but if leadership are stretched, this could be the perfect opportunity for a TLR or an ...

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