Andrea William-Jones is an assistant headteacher at Winterbourne Academy, South Gloucestershire, part of the Olympus Trust. She tells us how coaching and setting positive boundaries for herself has improved her wellbeing. Wellbeing is about having the courage to do what …
Teacher mental health
In this blog post teachers at Bedford Academy share how they’ve prioritised teacher wellbeing and improved staff retention. How are you managing staff wellbeing? To manage wellbeing effectively, it can't be an add on, it needs to be part of …
Karen Marsh, mental health lead at Southport College shares her college’s experience of senior mental health lead training and how it’s helped to further support its staff and students with their wellbeing.
Several schools from across the country share their different ways and approaches to supporting pupil and staff mental health and wellbeing.
Ella Hughes, headteacher at Chapel Street Community Primary School in Manchester, shares how using peer support groups for school leaders has helped her to maintain positive wellbeing.
Anna Crawte, School Improvement Director for HEART Academies Trust, shares how her central support team has taken on a key role in helping their schools to reduce workload and support teacher wellbeing.
Laura Fordham is part of the senior leadership team at Bedford Academy, she shares how they are prioritising staff wellbeing and using the DfE Education staff wellbeing charter and its principles to support this work. After a challenging 18 months, …
While self-isolating, Nicola McCleave, reflects on how staff at Reaseheath College have worked together to support each other emotionally during a challenging time.
Jose Negrin explains the strategies, resources and tools in place to deal with the new and complex challenges that COVID-19 has brought on the mental health needs of pupils and staff.
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.