Claire Renn's blog | Education Support Partnership

World Mental Health Day: practical information

It is World Mental Health Day this Tuesday 10th October so we have compiled our latest guides, factsheets, blogs and video for practical advice on addressing wellbeing and mental health issues. We hope you find these useful. Please share them with your friends and colleagues who work in education. 

Tackling challenging behaviour in the classroom

Challenging behaviour is one of the most difficult problems that teachers can face. Julian Stanley offers some practical advice and support.

Staff wellbeing: A whole-school approach

The evidence suggests that a focus on staff wellbeing can lead to raised pupil attainment. Julian Stanley explains.

Fundraising for teachers like me!

Matthew Sylvester, a teacher from the York and Scunthorpe area, is taking on a number of amazing challenges to raise money for us after seeing first-hand the support offered to teachers like him when they need someone most.

Finding your first job in teaching

Every year, thousands of newly qualified teachers (NQTs) enter the job market for the first time.We know this is an exciting but challenging time. Here are our tips to securing that all-important first role.


Words of wisdom for NQTs

Retired teachers offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to the younger generation. We have collected together some of their words of encouragement for NQTs starting this September. 

Teaching assistant Jacqui shares her highs and lows

After having a family, Jacqui decided she wanted a career change and began working as a teaching assistant in a London primary school. Here she talks about the highs and lows of the job.

Helping staff in higher education

In this short video higher education staff explain why an independent and confidential support service is important to them.

NQTs vs mud!

On July 29th NQTs Ellie Burland and Helen Teasdale, are taking on the Yorkshire Tough Mudder to raise money for Education Support Partnership. We spoke to Helen to find out why!

Talking staff wellbeing at events & conferences

Over the past 4 months we have been incredibly busy travelling across the country meeting hundreds of teachers, lecturers, school leaders, support staff from schools and colleges across the UK and talking to them about the services we offer.