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Finding a new kind of perfect

Coloured pencils
7th February 2017

Teaching seems to attract a disproportionate amount of people prone to perfectionism. Alex Bell discusses why and what can be done about it. 

Mental health: The oxygen mask approach

Oxygen mask
1st February 2017

Now that mental health and wellbeing are firmly high up the agenda, let’s work together to look at how we can practically make a real difference to that of teachers and their students.  

Not everyone leaving teaching is cartwheeling out of the job

School corridor
25th January 2017

Matt Butcher teacher, dad and blogger writes an emotional account of his difficult decision to leave teaching.  

 

A day in the life of a helpline counsellor

Teacher in a classroom
13th December 2016

During January calls to our helpline increase. One of our helpline counsellors talks about the types of calls we receive and how we help the education staff who contact us in distress on a daily basis.

Creating a culture of wellbeing in schools

Teacher in assembly
6th December 2016

Teacher and researcher, Emma Kell, has identified key ways that can promote positive experiences of teaching and boost wellbeing in schools. 

Santa Runners raise over £1000

Santa Run Team
5th December 2016

On Sunday 4th December, staff and supporters put on their Santa costumes and ran 5k to raise money for stressed education staff. Have a look at our Santas, reindeer & camel! 

Taking time out might actually save you time...

Clocks
30th November 2016

Staff wellbeing expert, Sue Hugo, explains why and how taking time out can help you to concentrate on and balance your workload better than ever. 

NQT Special Edition: you are not alone!

Teacher in Classroom
28th November 2016

Most NQTs will have doubts and stresses as they face the challenge of their first year in teaching. Our CEO, Julian Stanley, offers some reassurance and some tips to help you survive

Leadership wellbeing: It’s good to talk

Headship
11th November 2016

With huge pressure on today’s school leaders, our Chief Executive, Julian Stanley discusses the programmes offering wellbeing and mental health support to school leaders. 

Find your bliss and act on it, for the benefit of all your learners

Sailing boat in the sunset
9th November 2016

Teachers need to find their joy, sense of purpose and balance to inspire students and rediscover the joy of teaching says Education Support associate Alex Bell. 

Dealing with sexual violence: a guide for teachers

Men and women symbol
8th November 2016

This can be a difficult subject for any teacher to broach so here are some strategies for teaching your pupils to recognise, challenge and avoid sexual violence.

Teacher supply: Education Select Committee

Houses of Parliament
2nd November 2016

On the 19th of October 2016 we attended the Education Select Committee final meeting on teacher supply. We have summarised the key themes and suggestions from committee witnesses.