Teacher wellbeing over the summer holidays campaign

There is a growing trend towards teachers experiencing work-related stress and anxiety over the summer break. This is a period when teachers should predominately be focused on detaching themselves from their role and focusing on their own individual health and wellbeing. To highlight this issue we are running a campaign over the summer holidays.

New research highlights concern about teacher wellbeing over the summer break

Our new research into the health and wellbeing of teachers during the summer holiday has found that over half (53%) worry to a ‘large extent’ about the amount of preparation needed for the next academic year. Other findings include: 

Also the number of days worked by teachers over the holidays has increased:

And days worked by senior leaders has increased even more: 

Also we asked teachers how easy they find it to switch off over the break and how this has changed: 

Find out more about our new research on teacher wellbeing in the summer holidays.

Summer holiday bucket list

We’ve come up with a few challenges to help teachers to make the most of the summer holidays this year. Read our summer bucket list blog for more. We are also asking teachers to come up with their own ideas and share then share them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #HolidayBucketList

Telephone support and counselling

All teachers, teaching assistants, senior leaders and support staff can take advantage of our free and confidential helpline. Our helpline counsellors are available throughout the break and we encourage education staff to call at the earliest sign of concern.

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