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Calls for more support for new school leaders, as NAHT charity partnership with Education Support announced

18th May 2021

We’re delighted that the NAHT’s new president, Tim Bowen, has chosen Education Support as its charity partner for the year. This comes as the NAHT holds a ‘New and Aspiring Heads’ Conference today (18 May) at which delegates highlight the extreme pressure Covid has put on all school leaders, especially those new to the job.

Significant signs of burnout amongst teachers

29th April 2021

Four in ten teachers (43%) say they have experienced all components associated with burnout1 since September, according to our latest polling.

Mental health decline in schools could push more teachers to leave

26th March 2021

Eight out of ten teachers (82 per cent) currently describe themselves as stressed from working, with over four in ten (46 per cent) saying that pressures on their mental health and wellbeing have caused them to consider leaving the profession in this academic year, according to the latest polling for Education Support.1

Comment on NAHT survey showing unsustainable pressure could put education recovery at risk

5th March 2021

Sinéad Mc Brearty, CEO of charity Education Support comments on the NAHT’S latest findings ‘Unsustainable pressure could put education recovery at risk’.

New Director for teacher support charity

20th January 2021

Education Support, the UK’s only charity dedicated to the mental health and wellbeing of education staff, has appointed Faye McGuinness as its first Director of Programmes.

More suffer poor mental health whilst stress levels soar

26th November 2020

More UK teachers than ever are experiencing symptoms that can lead to depression and anxiety, in a significant rise on previous levels according to our 2020 Teacher Wellbeing Index. They also experience symptoms of depression at far higher levels than the general population1 according to the latest in-depth research amongst the profession.

Covid-19: Teacher mental health and wellbeing suffers whilst lack of appreciation or guidance leaves profession struggling

17th September 2020

Half of the UK’s school teachers (52%) say their mental health declined during the first stage of the coronavirus pandemic whilst 67% of senior leaders working on-site at a school or college said the lack of timely government guidance was a key challenge for them throughout. 

Comment on proposals for schools to begin reopening from 1 June

13th May 2020

Commenting on the government’s proposals for schools to begin reopening from 1 June, Sinéad Mc Brearty, CEO of Education Support said:

“As keyworkers, teachers and other education staff have responded remarkably to this unprecedented crisis, showing enormous determination, adaptability, kindness and care. Many continue to work at physical school sites; the rest are working hard to teach and support our children remotely.

Coronavirus: Teachers experiencing high levels of stress as school uncertainty continues

30th April 2020

Over half of primary school teachers (59 per cent) and 49 per cent of secondary teachers have expressed higher levels of stress and anxiety at the beginning of this summer term than usual. The findings come as uncertainty and media speculation around schools re–opening continues unabated. 

Three quarters of North West’s teachers suffering from work stress

13th February 2020

Research by the charity Education Support in partnership with YouGov has revealed that 75 per cent of the region’s teachers describe themselves as stressed because of their jobs.