Claire Renn's blog | Education Support Partnership

Spring into spring!

Spring can be very energising, a delightful season full of promise, hope and new beginnings. Find out how to make the most of the season to bookst your energy and sense of wellbeing. 

Retention: a glimmer of hope

Low pay, high workload and an eroding of professional autonomy are huge retention challenges – but there is hope, says Julian Stanley.

Time for a digital detox?

Are you one of many people thinking about deleting your Facebook account due to the massive data breach by Cambridge Analytica? Could this be the spur you’ve been waiting for to try a digital detox? We take a look at the benefits of going “off grid”.

Top comedians applaud teachers

A host of top UK comedians have come together to produce a series of exclusive short films applauding the work that teachers do. 

Is now the time to embrace flexible working?

With the recruitment and retention crisis getting worse, a simple solution is to do more to support women stay in their jobs. We look at the experiences of women who have asked for more flexibility and share some top tips to help makes possitive changes to working practices.

Teaching and parenting: are they compatible?

Keziah Featherstone, co-founder and national leader for #WomenEd, discusses the difficulties of combining teaching and parenting in the current climate of ever increasing pressures on the profession. 

Flexible working in schools

There is a growing momentum behind efforts to make flexible and part-time working in schools a reality. Julian Stanley explains.

Comedy-first a sell-out success for UK education charity

Brilliant sets from Jack Dee and Stewart Lee together with fantastic hosting by Kerry Godliman made our first-ever comedy fundraiser a roaring sell-out success.  

Our first ever comedy night fundraiser!

Laughs are guaranteed at our first-ever comedy fundraiser hosted by Kerry Godliman and starring Jack Dee and Stewart Lee at Islington’s Union Chapel. Here is everything you need to know about the event. 

The health benefits of laughter

You might not realise how powerful laughter can be. Not only can it reduce stress but it also has significant benefits for physical wellbeing including reducing blood pressure and strengthening your immune system. Find out more.