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Teacher wellbeing: put your own oxygen mask on first

Oxygen mask
28th August 2018

If teachers are not taking care of themselves, this will inevitably have a knock-on effect for our students too. Adrian Bethune explains why we should start to care for and nurture ourselves as much as we care for and nurture our pupils.

Getting to know you

Teacher with a pupil
23rd August 2018

Building relationships with a new class of students (and their parents!) is something every teacher has to do throughout their career. Here are some tips to make it work well for you.

Summer holiday bucket list

Teacher wellbeing summer bucket list
26th July 2018

Research has identified the vital importance of having breaks in the school,college and university calendar to allow education staff's emotional energy resources and psychological health to be restored. 

Talking staff wellbeing up and down the country!

Ed Support at education events
11th July 2018

Wow June was a busy month for us! We attended events up and down the country from Birmingham, Berkshire to Essex, talking to education staff about how we can support them and speaking on topics ranging from wellbeing to leadership.

How to wind down to retirement

Teachers winding down to retirement
11th July 2018

Though you may be longing for the days when your working life ends and the long, languid days of retirement beckon like a waterfall in a desert, the shock of no longer working can be overwhelming.

Why teaching staff need to treat themselves

Teaching staff treat themselves wellbeing
3rd July 2018

Can you remember the last time you treated yourself to something? If you’re racking your brains trying to remember or you already know the answer and it’s never, the summer holidays is the perfect time to think seriously about doing something nice for yourself.

Expert panel discuss staff wellbeing

28th June 2018

It was standing-room only at our discussion ‘Staff wellbeing and its impact on the recruitment and retention crisis’. The panel, Vic Goddard, Adrian Bethune, Victoria Hewett and Lord Lucas, gave some great insights.

Is retirement all it's cracked up to be?

Retiring from education
12th June 2018

You may be looking forward to retiring and have all sorts of plans for how you’ll spend it. Yet nothing can quite prepare you for the shock retirement may bring. We look here at steps you can take to try to get emotionally ready for when you leave work for good.

Why teachers leave school

Why teachers leave school
7th June 2018

When the job feels like it’s getting too much, thoughts can turn to quitting. However, many teachers have come back from the brink, as Julian Stanley explains.

Sexual harassment in Higher Education

6th June 2018

Sexual harassment and misconduct has been highlighted as an issue for the higher education sector and we have been making sure that we are connecting with the people and organisations tackling it, so that we can offer appropriate support.

In defence of the staff room

Teaching staff chatting
15th May 2018

As working life becomes busier and busier, we must all of us find time for a good natter, which is why the staffroom is still vital to wellbeing says our CEO Julian Stanley.