The gender imbalance in schools

Is the gender imbalance in teaching linked to the gender imbalance in pupils’ outcomes? It is a question more people are asking. Our Chief Executive, Julian Stanley looks at the role teacher recruitment and retention has to play.

Stresses & strains of being a teaching assistant

Teaching assistants from around the country have described how the role has become increasingly demanding resulting in a negative impact on their health and wellbeing. Find out more.


How my work life balance went wrong and how I got through it

Kathryn Lovewell, teacher and author, talks about how she tackled the stresses of being a full time teacher, wife and mother and achieved a work-life balance.

Be adventurous with your skills!

92 year-old supporter Rupert Brooks shares his fascinating story with us, with advice for teachers today. 

The six key tasks of headship

Here we outline the key tasks headteachers needs to perform to become great leaders of successful schools. 

How to handle stress: teachers & education staff

In our latest Health Survey, 75% of teachers and other education staff said they had suffered from stress in the last 2 years. In response we have put together these practical techniques to help you handle stress. 


How much do you need your half-term break?

In collaboration with City University we are looking at the value and importance of a break from work on mental health. Find out more and how you can involved in the next round of research taking place around the May half-term holidays. 

Single mum gets help to pay the bills

Sarah applied through our grants scheme: "It costs so much to heat a house and feed the children so I was very grateful for the help.” she explains.

Behaviour management top tips

70% of teachers told us they had considered quitting the profession over poor behaviour. Our top tips outline 4 basic approaches found to improve classroom behaviour.

Managing the stress and upheaval of change

Managing change can be difficult, but it is something that teachers today are facing on a regular basis. Our CEO, Julian Stanley offers some coping advice