Sleep Deprivation and its Effects on Learning | Rebecca – Kent-Teach

One of the key elements for success is a well-rested body and mind. Without sleep, the body begins to experience significant changes that can be easily recognised by others. 
Studies conducted have shown a trend between active social lives and a decline in grades for those studying whether this be throughout school or later on in further education. As a person gets older and discovers various extracurricular activities, sleep is the first thing that starts to slide in order to make time for a busy social life!
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February #KTGiveaway- And the winner is… | Rebecca – Kent-Teach

We ran a Facebook contest over the weekend from 4pm on Friday 9th February until 10am on Monday 12th February. The prize up for grabs… Kent-Teach ‘goodies’ and a family ticket to Wingham Wildlife Park, perfect timing for your week off from school this half term holiday!It was fantastic to see the large number of people who got involved! Facebook users were encouraged to ‘like’ our Kent-Teach Facebook page and in order to enter the competition they needed to comment on our post sharing their favourite thing about attending the zoo. We announced the winner via live video and below you can learn…

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8 Relaxation Tips for a Happier Healthier You | Rebecca – Kent-Teach

Do you have a good mental wellbeing? 
How you feel and how well you can cope with day-to-day life is what contributes to your mental health and your overall state of mind. Our mental wellbeing can change all the time from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.
If you have good mental wellbeing, you should be able to:
• feel relatively confident in yourself and have positive self-esteem
• feel and express a range of emotions
• build and maintain good relationships with others
• feel engaged with the world around you
• live and work productively
• cope with the stresses…

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Clerk to the Governors #2 – Gearing up for the job | Rebecca – Kent-Teach

As the Clerk to a school Governing Body, my job is to provide the volunteer Governors at the school with professional advice and support on school governance. It is serious work because effective governance is vital for the school, but dry, or dull? Definitely not.
Firstly, how to get in to the role? There are two main routes:
1. You can work directly for a school, either as an employee, or self-employed.
2. Alternatively, like me, you can be employed by KCC’s Clerking Service. The schools I work with buy the Service SLA (and me) from their school’s budget. 
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December #KTGiveaway – And the winners are… | Rebecca – Kent-Teach

From Friday 8th to Monday 11th December, we ran a flash Facebook contest for just over 48 hours where Facebook users had the chance of winning family tickets to ice rinks at Dreamland in Margate and Bluewater in Greenhithe along with Kent-Teach goodies. Seeing as it is nearly Christmas, we were feeling rather generous and had two family tickets available!
We were overwhelmed with the response we received, a big thank you to everyone who got involved. The below video announces the two lucky winners… was one of them you?!

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