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Thousands of teachers supported by unique UK charity helpline

10th October 2016

This World Mental Health Day, Education Support Partnership wants to remind anyone working in education that it is here to help.

Education charity encourages staff to share their mental health concerns

26th July 2016

Teachers in Wales last year took almost 52,000 days off school due to stress-related illness, new figures have shown.

Research conducted by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Cymru found that 12 of Wales’ 22 local authorities reported a rise in stress-induced teacher leave in 2015 .

The union’s secretary David Evans said the figures suggested Wales was “bordering on a crisis” in the teaching profession.’

Lucy Powell MP to join Young Fabians and UK charity Education Support Partnership panel debate ‘Solving the Education Crisis’

17th May 2016

Fabian Society This coming Tuesday May 24th at 6.30pm in Committee Room 10 of the Palace of Westminster the Young Fabians, will host a unique event supported by UK charity Education Support Partnership and attended by Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Lucy Powell MP who will join a panel of renowned education experts seeking to develop new ideas to solve the current recruitment and retention crisis in the education sector.

How much do teachers need their half term holiday? Research seeks to find out

4th May 2016

Research conducted by City University in collaboration with Education Support Partnership seeks to find out how much teachers need their half term holiday.

Starting this May, academics from City University London will be conducted the second round of a valuable piece of research, conducted in close collaboration with the Education Support Partnership, looking into the psychological value of the school holidays for teacher health resilience and wellbeing.

Annual survey uncovers an ‘epidemic’ of mental health issues

4th March 2016

Our survey results reveal 84% of those working in education admit to suffering problems, with workload to blame in 81% of cases.

Results also suggest mental health issues are at risk of being a closely guarded secret as only one quarter of those affected discussed their problems with line managers

New research suggests good leadership is the major contributor to reducing education job strain

11th February 2016

Charity launches formal consultation on recruitment and retention

At an event being held tonight in the Houses of Parliament, UK charity Education Support Partnership will launch a new formal consultation process designed to gather insights that will help fix the current recruitment and retention crisis. The consultation, opening tomorrow, will run until later in the academic year when Education Support will publish and submit the associated findings to Government.

Violence against teachers is unacceptable says Education Support Partnership CEO Julian Stanley

29th January 2016

Commenting on ATL research on the level of violence towards teachers, Julian Stanley, Chief Executive of Education Support Partnership comments:

"Violence against teachers is unacceptable. Staff in other sectors do not go to work fearing or expecting they will be physically or verbally abused & teachers & support staff in schools also have an unassailable right to do their jobs without fear of violence or intimidation."

Christmas break vital to teacher’s psychological wellbeing, says study

16th December 2015

Christmas holidays play a critical role in preventing teacher burnout and exhaustion, according to a study by academics at City University London.

New Charity Appeal Urges Young Teachers to Stay the Course - #NotQuittingTeaching

14th October 2015

A new fundraising appeal from national charity the Education Support Partnership has been rolled out this month marking a natural moment to consider what help new teachers need stay the course.

Nine in ten teachers say school inspections do not improve student results

28th September 2015

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More than 90% of teachers in England say school inspections have a neutral or negative impact on student results, according to a survey for Teacher Support Network. 

Although regulators aim to promote improvement in schools, the survey, conducted by education market research company VoicED, revealed that just 8% of school staff felt inspections helped improve student outcomes while a similar minority, one in 10, said inspections improved their performance at work.