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

These findings clearly reflect what teachers tell us. Schools have never been closed and this dedicated profession has been working even harder during lockdown to teach and support our children online and face to face.

News 25 March 2021 / 2 min read

“Yet almost a year after the first nationwide lockdown, head teachers are clearly on their knees. Staff retention is already a growing issue and looks set to worsen if we don’t act.

Teacher and pupil wellbeing is inextricably linked and no one can do their best if mentally and emotionally depleted. The profession needs to be well equipped if it is to support our children and young people to successfully recover from the impact of this global crisis.”

"Unsustainable pressure could put education recovery at risk."
Sinéad Mc Brearty, CEO of charity Education Support