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Our Teacher Wellbeing Index highlights stress epidemic

Teacher wellbeing index results 2018
22nd October 2018

Today sees the publication of our Teacher Wellbeing Index 2018conducted in partnership with YouGov. This comprehensive and robust research highlights a stress epidemic and rising mental health issues across the entire UK education workforce. 

Open days - what do you say to parents?

Open days - what to say to parents
9th October 2018

There’s no shortage of advice to parents on what to look for as they do the tour round schools. Somewhat thin on the ground though, or even non-existent, is advice to teachers on how to handle what could be a tricky encounter. 

What teachers can learn from performers

What teachers can learn from performers
9th October 2018

Teaching is a performance art. However you feel, whatever kind of a mood you’re in you know you have to leave one part of yourself at the door and go out there and perform every time you enter a classroom. So what can teachers from performers? 

Performance reviews: time to rethink

Performance appraisal school staff and teachers
22nd September 2018

The traditional performance review is seen as outdated and ineffective by many. Kristian Still implores school leaders to think again about their performance management conversations that could being doing more harm than good. 

When there is no wind – row!

Boat - support for teachers wellbeing and mental health
9th September 2018

​Kristian Still reflects on the positive and inspirational things happening to support teachers and others working in education with their health and wellbeing despite the structural problems the profession faces.

Teacher wellbeing: put your own oxygen mask on first

Oxygen mask
28th August 2018

If teachers are not taking care of themselves, this will inevitably have a knock-on effect for our students too. Adrian Bethune explains why we should start to care for and nurture ourselves as much as we care for and nurture our pupils.

How to thrive during your first year as a teacher

23rd August 2018

So you’ve completed the first part of your training to be a teacher and now it’s time to go into the classroom as a NQT. We look here at the challenges you may face in and offer you tips to help you make a success of it.

Getting to know you

Donate to teachers and education staff
23rd August 2018

Building relationships with a new class of students (and their parents!) is something every teacher has to do throughout their career. Here are some tips to make it work well for you.