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Teacher departures down 17% during pandemic, plus 4 more school workforce findings

Teaching’s increasingly young and diverse workforce continued to grow last year as staff departures slumped during Covid, new figures...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Senior mental health lead training: 5 things you need to know

Up to two-thirds of schools will have to wait until at least next spring to hear if they will...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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DfE looks to spend £800k on headteacher wellbeing and mental health support

The Department for Education is looking to spend £800,000 on “tailored mental health and wellbeing support” to school leaders...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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NAHT: Leaders have spent 7 extra school days ‘propping up’ test and trace

The government faces calls to release leaders from the “burden” of running test and trace in their schools, after...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE to offer new headteachers ‘targeted support’ during first two years in post

The Department for Education has announced a “targeted support package” for new headteachers, offering additional training in the first...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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DfE extends school leaders wellbeing service to 160 more heads with £62k

A mental health and wellbeing support service for school leaders will be extended after an extra £62,000 in government...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Whiteman’s Wishlist: NAHT boss sets out his demands to ministers

The NAHT school leaders’ union will hold its annual general meeting today, with general secretary Paul Whiteman due to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Headteacher vacancies fall despite Covid exodus fears

Fears of a Covid-fuelled mass exodus of headteachers this summer may be wide of the mark, although new figures...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Heads’ anxiety peaked before lockdown and school reopenings, finds UCL study

Anxiety among headteachers peaked after partial school closures and phased reopenings were announced, but teachers’ wellbeing stayed “largely the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker