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Sharon and her daugther - grants for teachers and education staff

Sharon's story

You may find it hard to believe that a teacher could end up living in a garden shed with her 10-year-old daughter, yet that’s exactly what happened to Sharon.

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FE teacher Amanda keeps a roof over her head

Amanda's story

Further Education teacher Amanda was literally struggling to keep a roof over her family's head whilst undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She turned to our grants service and we were able to help with an emergency payment to repair her roof.  

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Leeds City Council Headteacher wellbeing and mental health

Leeds City Council

Our Headspace Programme supports new heads to step off the treadmill to protect and sustain their own mental health and wellbeing and in turn the teams and schools they lead. Leeds City Council has made Headspace a cornerstone of the support it offers to every incoming new school head across the city.

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Sasha Leacock - grants for teachers and education staff

Sasha's story

Cancer knocked schools project manager Sasha for six and she couldn’t work - so we stepped in with a grant.

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teacher bullying image

Joanna's story

Primary school teacher Joanna (not her real name) broke down one Sunday afternoon because she couldn’t face going into work the next day due to bullying. 

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Terraced housing

Olivia's story

A new job and home in London turned into a nightmare for teacher Olivia. A grant from us meant she was able to enjoy a happy and secure Christmas. 

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Maths tutor training grant

Lewis' story

How our training grant helped maths tutor Lewis boost his earnings.

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Classroom disruption - teacher stress

Rachel's story

How we helped Rachel cope with violence and disruption in the classroom.

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Kurt - grant for teachers

Kurt's story

With cutbacks in arts provision at many schools Kurt found himself struggling to make ends meet. He contacted Help Musicians which put him in touch with Education Support.

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Headteacher wellbeing - Alan's story

Alan's story

Primary headteacher Alan was about to leave teaching after more than 20 years in the profession. But with our help he found there was light at the end of the tunnel.

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