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The impact of COVID-19 on staff mental health and wellbeing - what support is available?

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Sinead McBrearty is Chief Executive of Education Support Partnership, a charity dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of the education workforce. She shares tips and advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing at this time.

"Say yes when help is offered and do not see this as a failure": returning from maternity leave as a headteacher

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Kate and her son

When headteacher, Kate Jefferson, returned to work after maternity leave she didn’t expect to be leading her school through a pandemic.

Leading by laptop: flexible working is happening in every school right now – what can we learn from this experience?

Headteacher, Sue Plant, has long been a champion of flexible working. But what has she learnt about working and leading flexibly while navigating the COVID-19 outbreak?

Shutting down emails, and making meetings matter – how one school reduced workload

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Teacher talking to pupils in classroom

Mel Shute, headteacher of Trumpington Park Primary School in Cambridgeshire, shares her school’s journey on reducing workload by tackling a problem familiar to most workplaces – how to communicate effectively with each other. At our school we identified that one …