• DfE to measure school staff happiness under new wellbeing charter

    The government has committed to monitoring how happy school staff are, and will publish findings alongside a new wellbeing charter. The Department for Education has committed to implementing all seven recommendations put forward by the expert group on education staff wellbeing (see below). That includes pledges to measure the wellbeing of staff at regular intervals

    17.50 Jun. 8th, 2020 | News

  • Hinds to announce wellbeing focus at ASCL conference

    Damian Hinds has commissioned his fifth advisory group since taking office – this time looking at boosting school teacher and leader wellbeing. The education secretary will tell the annual conference of school leaders’ union ASCL today the group will lead the government’s efforts to look at “how teachers and school leaders can be better supported

    0.01 Mar. 15th, 2019 | News

  • NAHT: Schools can't get hold of mental health support for children

    Over 90 per cent of teachers are unable to access specialist mental health support for the children in their school when it’s needed, according to a poll taken by school leaders’ union NAHT at its national conference in Liverpool today. Paul Whiteman, NAHT’s general secretary, said the system is “in crisis”, with unsupported children and young

    15.13 May. 4th, 2018 | News

  • Tips for improving staff wellbeing in schools

    Amid the retention crisis and ever-increasing levels of teacher stress, it has never been more important to look after staff wellbeing. Sonia Mainstone-Cotton has some suggestions Staff wellbeing is a significant challenge for managers and school leaders, who are in an excellent position to make a difference to the lives of their staff. If your

    5.00 Feb. 16th, 2018 | Opinion