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Training Schemes that Promote Teacher Wellbeing

In May 2021, the UK government launched the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter to support schools in promoting the mental health and wellbeing of staff. Laura Fordham, is a Senior Trust Consultant at HEART Academies Trust where she oversees staff wellbeing and development. She shares some of the training schemes available to staff working at Bedford Academy to help them with their wellbeing and development.

Implementing a Whole School Approach to Mental Health

1 in 6 school-aged children has a mental health problem, and there are escalating concerns nationwide around issues such as anxiety, self-harm and panic attacks. In this video, Lauren Pinney, Head of PSHE and Student Wellbeing at Hove Park School discusses how a whole school approach to mental health has benefitted both staff and student wellbeing.

Teacher Workload: Creating a Shared Teacher Planning System to Reduce Workload

Marking and data collection is a major source of concern and stress for teachers Some schools are now looking at innovative marking techniques to reduce the workload of their teaching staff. We heard from Kate Owbridge, Executive Headteacher at Ashdown Primary School on the school’s switch from marking to responsive teaching.

Teacher Workload: Implementing a Cost-Effective Wellbeing Strategy

The Bishop Young Academy have worked hard to create an inclusive and supportive culture, ensuring staff wellbeing is a priority. We heard from Vice principal Emily Kempthorne on ways that the school have done so in a cost-effective manner.

Teacher Workload: Making Teacher Wellbeing a Priority in Schools

The pandemic has posed a significant mental health challenge to teachers and educational staff. We heard from Sinéad McBrearty of Education Support who shared ways that schools can implement comprehensive wellbeing strategies that support their workforce.

Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of the Education Workforce

The pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental wellbeing of the education workforce, with 72% of education staff reporting consistent stress at work. Sinéad McBrearty from Education Support offered their recommendations for government, policy makers and schools for supporting the mental health of the workforce.

Using Digital Technologies to Improve Staff and Student Wellbeing

Lockdowns negatively impacted the mental health of 42% 16-24 year-olds, with almost 1 in 5 adults suffering from depression in the pandemic. Weston College has put in place digital solutions to the mental health challenges faced by students and staff. This case study examines the importance of these digital tools on the wellbeing of students and staff.

Embedding Cost-Effective Wellbeing Strategies in Schools

The Bishop Young Academy in Leeds has received national recognition for their work on championing staff wellbeing in their school community. This article outlines their key strategies for delivering cost-effective wellbeing services, as well as sharing the impact of their work on staff wellbeing.

Delivering Excellence in STEM: Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Jack Worth, Lead Economist from the NFER spoke at our Delivering Excellence in Teaching STEM conference about effective STEM teacher recruitment and retention.

The Early Years Workforce: Underpaid, Overworked and Undervalued – SMC Publishes New Report

Alexandra Sufit discusses The Social Mobility Commission's new report – The stability of the early years workforce in England.

Trust, Respect & Wellbeing: Lessons from a School Leader (8)

Daniella Lang, Headteacher at Brimsdown Primary School in Enfield, shares her insights on how to support the school community remotely. Part 8.

Trust, Respect & Wellbeing: Lessons from a School Leader (7)

Daniella Lang, Headteacher at Brimsdown Primary School in Enfield, shares her insights on how to support the school community remotely. Part 7.

Managing Stress: Lessons from a School Leader (6)

Daniella Lang, Headteacher at Brimsdown Primary School in Enfield, shares her insights on how to support the school community remotely. Part 6.

Wellbeing Culture: Lessons from a School Leader (5)

Daniella Lang, Headteacher at Brimsdown Primary School in Enfield, shares her insights on how to support the school community remotely. Part 5.

Wellbeing Culture: Lessons from a School Leader (4)

Daniella Lang, Headteacher at Brimsdown Primary School in Enfield, shares her insights on how to support the school community remotely. Part 4.

Positive Mental Health: Lessons from a School Leader (3)

Daniella Lang, Headteacher at Brimsdown Primary School in Enfield, shares her insights on how to support the school community remotely. Part 3.

Leading by Example: Lessons from a School Leader (2)

Daniella Lang, Headteacher at Brimsdown Primary School in Enfield, shares her insights on how to support the school community remotely. Part 2.

Communication and Wellbeing: Lessons from a School Leader (1)

Daniella Lang, Headteacher at Brimsdown Primary School in Enfield, shares her insights on how to support the school community remotely. Part 1.

Sharing Insights From the Teacher Workload Survey: In Discussion With NFER

Tackling excessive teacher workloads is a high priority for the education sector as it links to teacher wellbeing, job satisfaction and retention. We spoke to Matthew Walker, Research Manager at the National Foundation for Educational Research, about the impact of high teacher workloads.