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What happens when you call our helpline?

teachers and education staff - calling helpline
8th October 2020

Talking about your problems can feel scary, so we thought it would be useful to explain what happens when you ring our free and confidential helpline to reassure those fearful of picking up the phone. 

Covid-19: importance of resilience and relationships

Covid -  teacher resilience
17th September 2020

In light of our recent report on the impact of Covid-19 on education staff, Adrian Bethune explores how resilience helps us cope better in the face of adversity and just how crucial relationships and support networks are at times of need.

Covid-19: concerns and challenges

Covid - teachers challenges and concerns
17th September 2020

Teachers and education staff are facing immense challenges in the weeks and months ahead and will need support for their physical and mental health, says deputy headteacher Andrew Cowley. 

Looking after yourself during the year ahead

Kindness in schools
9th September 2020

Teachers and education staff have the capacity to shape boundaries, to say ‘no’, to actively cordon off time for the most important activity of all: self-care. Here are some practical strategies to keep your oxygen tank topped up.

Coping with the unknown

Coping with the unknown - teachers and education staff
23rd July 2020

Mental health support will be an absolute priority for school leaders and staff alike in September. What should leaders be looking for and aware of? How can school leaders support staff in the Autumn?

Dear Secondary Senior and Middle Leaders

Letter from a teacher to senior leader
20th July 2020

We must attempt to remember the intensity of the lockdown, and support staff wherever possible. It cannot be and should not be ‘Business as Usual’. A plea from a teacher to senior leaders. 

Lessons in sticking with it

Lessons in sticking with it
9th July 2020

As we approach the end of this extraordinary school year, two teachers share their thoughts on getting through the difficult times when they almost quit the profession.

No way to say goodbye

Saying goodbye - teachers and education staff
7th July 2020

Even in ordinary times, goodbyes can be hugely challenging. So how can we alleviate a little of the anxiety and upset caused by the lack of a decent goodbye these times deny us asks Emma Kell.