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Education charity announces growth plans

23rd May 2018

A UK charity that exists to improve the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff has announced plans to double its income to £5.7m over the next four years to cater for a sharp rise in demand for its services. 
 
Education Support Partnership, which started over 140 years ago as a Benevolent Fund for teachers, offers a range of services for individuals and organisations. 
 

Sharp rise in teachers calling helpline

9th April 2018

Our helpline for education staff has reported a 35% increase in calls from teachers over the past 12 months and a rise in calls from headteachers and deputy heads of 24%.

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

1st March 2018

Brilliant sets from Jack Dee and Stewart Lee together with fantastic hosting by Kerry Godliman made Education Support Partnership’s first-ever comedy fundraiser a roaring sell-out success last night.  

Top names to perform at comedy first for UK education charity

1st February 2018

Laughs are guaranteed with a brilliant comedy line-up including Jack Dee and Stewart Lee for Education Support Partnership’s first-ever comedy fundraiser this month.

Teachers Building Society donates to Education Support Partnership

28th November 2017

Teachers Building Society was delighted to donate £4775 to the Education Support Partnership in July as its annual Charity Saver Account donation.

Comment on the NAHT’s annual survey looking at retention and recruitment

24th November 2017

Julian Stanley, Chief Executive of Education Support Partnership said: “These results make grim reading, echoing what we hear on a daily basis from many teachers and school leaders who tell us they love their job but are struggling to make it work.  

Pressure on teachers damaging mental health and wellbeing

18th September 2017

An overwhelming majority of the UK’s education professionals say they have suffered physical and mental health issues as a result of their jobs according to our new YouGov research.

Reduced workload and better support for wellbeing key to retaining teachers

24th February 2017

Our latest research identifies and explores possible solutions to education’s ongoing retention and recruitment crisis.

Response to the Education Select Committee’s ‘supply of teachers’ inquiry report

21st February 2017

This inquiry echoes what we hear from teachers every day. Many are struggling with crippling workloads which cannot be sustained. Pressure on budgets and a failure to attract new recruits is exacerbating the strain experienced by those in the job.

Education Support Partnership comment on the government’s plans to “transform” attitudes to mental health, with a focus on children and young people

10th January 2017

Julian Stanley, Chief Executive of Education Support Partnership said:

“It’s good to see the Prime Minister’s commitment to making mental health a priority.