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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.

Too busy to read this blog? Then read this blog....

What does ‘busy’ mean? Is ‘busy’ a badge of honour, or a brag, in what sometimes feels like an arms race of workload, deadlines and pressure currently pervading schools and colleges? Or is ‘busy’ some sort of plea, where we are telling others that we have taken on too much?

Unfounded allegation almost destroys a teacher's career

Retired teacher, Mary, spoke to us about her harrowing experience of coping with an unfounded historical allegation that was made against her by a former student.

NQTs: being prepared for when September comes...

This year’s trainees will be steeling themselves for their NQT year starting in September. This year's NQTs have shared their advice!

Further and higher education staff wellbeing

When we attended the UCU Congress we met engineering lecturer, Chris. In this video he talks about a time when he suffered from depression and how talking to a trained counsellor helped him.

How the housing crisis is affecting teachers

Many of us are aware that the UK is in the grip of a housing crisis which is already affecting many thousands of working individuals and families. What is perhaps lesser known is the impact it is having on many teachers.   

Goodbye Katy

Recently we congratulated and said farewell to our colleague and friend, Katy Smith, as she left us for her retirement after working for the charity for over 20 years.