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Teachers tell it like it is in new BBC Teach support resources

30th April 2019

“I hate exams with an absolute passion. Sometimes I feel I'm more stressed than the pupils are.” Is this how you sometimes feel during exam season? If so, you’re not alone.

We’re working with BBC Teach on a new project to highlight some of the biggest stress points of the year for teachers and give practical tips on how to cope.

The first subject is exam stress, a subject many education professionals will be familiar with.  We’re so used to hearing about the stress on students, but what about the stress on you? How does supporting students through exams make you feel?

Here’s a taster of a new series of short films, showing teachers talking openly and honestly about the pressures involved.



Go to Teacher Support at bbc.co.uk/teach to watch the full 5 minute film, where you’ll also find other short films and advice from fellow teachers.  And click here for top tips to get through it, including only worrying about what you can control and voicing how you feel to colleagues.

More than two thirds of educational professionals describe themselves as stressed at work according to ourthe latest Teacher Wellbeing Index 

And we know that certain pressure points during the school year can make things feel even tougher.  So exam stress is the just the first pressure point we’ll be looking at.

In the coming weeks we’ll be working with BBC Teach to offer top tips for looking after your mental health and wellbeing in a range of scenarios, including bad behaviour in the classroom and staffroom, and end of year stress.

And if it at any time it gets too much, you can call our free and confidential 24/7 emotional support helpline on 08000 562 561.