Claire Renn's blog | Education Support Partnership

5 breakthroughs that made me a better teacher

In 2016 Victoria Hewett was emotionally shattered, physically exhausted and burntout. This piece is not about her breakdown however. It's about the things she's discovered along the way to recovery that have made her a better teacher and a better person. 

Can SLT really improve teacher wellbeing?

Last year teacher Bonnie Harrington said teaching was broken and that there was nothing senior leaders could do about it. After recovering from an of episode of work-related stress, and moving schools, she's realised there is cause for optimism. 

Marathon running for teachers in crisis

We're very grateful to Katy O'Connor, Headteacher of Lessness Heath Primary School. She is running the London Marathon to raise money to help ensure her fellow teachers and education staff can get support when they need it. 

It's time to celebrate our wonderful profession!

The Pearson Teaching Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional and life changing work of teachers and lecturers across the country. 

Don't quit teaching yet!

If stress is making you so ill you’re convinced you’ve picked the wrong profession, maybe there’s a better way? We talk to three teachers who thought about giving up but decided to stay.

We need to change the sector's definition of teacher wellbeing

There’s been widespread acknowledgement about the need to make staff wellbeing a priority. Nevertheless the lack of clarity and consistency around what the term actually means risks limiting the progress that needs to take place.

Thank you for supporting our Christmas Appeal

We raised an incredible £28,000 from the Christmas campaign and we would like to say a huge thank you to those who generously donated. Every penny will go towards supporting education staff who need us. 

How to cope with disruptive behaviour

The Teacher Wellbeing Index notes that disruptive and threatening behaviour is a key concern for teachers. Our CEO Julian Stanley offers some advice.

Our helpline rated excellent!

We’re delighted with this result as we’re committed to providing the highest quality support services available to the increasing numbers of education staff who call us.

How to switch off from the classroom

Finding it impossible to switch off from work was a huge issue in our 2018 Teacher Wellbeing Index with many teachers saying it was the biggest reason they had a poor work/life balance. We look here at ways to switch off.