Claire Renn's blog | Education Support Partnership

Expert panel discuss staff wellbeing

It was standing-room only at our discussion ‘Staff wellbeing and its impact on the recruitment and retention crisis’. The panel, Vic Goddard, Adrian Bethune, Victoria Hewett and Lord Lucas, gave some great insights.

Is retirement all it's cracked up to be?

You may be looking forward to retiring and have all sorts of plans for how you’ll spend it. Yet nothing can quite prepare you for the shock retirement may bring. We look here at steps you can take to try to get emotionally ready for when you leave work for good.

Why teachers leave school

When the job feels like it’s getting too much, thoughts can turn to quitting. However, many teachers have come back from the brink, as Julian Stanley explains.

Sexual harassment in Higher Education

Sexual harassment and misconduct has been highlighted as an issue for the higher education sector and we have been making sure that we are connecting with the people and organisations tackling it, so that we can offer appropriate support.

Making the most of your time off

A busy working life means it’s vital you have interests outside work. Sometimes the best way to relax isn’t to do nothing – it’s to do something else. What are the best ways to switch off when you’re not at school or college?

In defence of the staff room

As working life becomes busier and busier, we must all of us find time for a good natter, which is why the staffroom is still vital to wellbeing says our CEO Julian Stanley. 

What happens when you ring our helpline?

Following our report into the increase in teachers ringing our helpline we thought it would be useful to explain what happens when you ring our free and confidential helpline. 

Ed Support at Union Conferences

Over the last few weeks we’ve been heading out across the country talking to everyone working in education about the work we do and how we can help them! You might have seen our stand already, or you may be heading to an upcoming event that we’ll be exhibiting at!

How to look after yourself during an Ofsted

It’s always important that you try to take good care of yourself but before and during an Ofsted you need to be extra nice to yourself. Here’s how to survive and even thrive during an Ofsted.

What aspects of teaching can be good for your mental health?

No one ever says teaching is good for your mental health: that would sound a bit ‘pie in the sky’.  However, former secondary school teacher Lucy, has now got a clear sense of the aspects of teaching that are good for your mental health.