Staff wellbeing

Mental health: Staff wellbeing

5 October 2016

SecEd's resident mental health expert Dr Pooky Knightsmith turns her attention from pupils to staff and offers some simple steps to promoting staff wellbeing

Mental health: You’re not alone

5 October 2016

Julian Stanley looks at the challenges we face in tackling the mental health crisis in teaching, as well as action we can take in the short-term

Hygge: Protecting your staff’s wellbeing

21 September 2016

We are all rightly concerned with the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils – but what about the staff? John Dabell discusses why staff wellbeing should be top of your agenda and offers some quick ideas

Make the most of your half-term

11 May 2016

Research shows the importance of teachers taking the time to have a proper break from school during holiday periods. With half-term approaching, Julian Stanley advises

Stress: Keeping your head above water

16 March 2016

As a headteacher, James Hilton fell victim to the huge stress that can affect many school leaders. He now spends his time helping education professionals to recognise and overcome the symptoms of stress. It is a theme tackled in his new book. We invited him to offer some advice to others

Mental health – what about the teachers?

24 February 2016

The focus on young people’s mental health is important, says Julian Stanley, but we must not forget school staff – who are just as vulnerable to problems

NQT Special: Looking after your wellbeing

25 November 2015

The Education Support Partnership is a charity dedicated to helping teachers cope with the demands of the job. Chief executive Julian Stanley advises on how NQTs can safeguard their wellbeing

Are you #NotQuittingTeaching?

4 November 2015

The retention of our NQTs is a key challenge facing today’s education system. Julian Stanley looks at some of the problems and introduces the #NotQuittingTeaching campaign

Ten tips to reduce workload

29 January 2015

Kate Lewis offers 10 ideas on how teachers can use technology to help keep their workload in check.

NQT Special Edition: November 2014

4 December 2014

SecEd's bi-annual NQT special edition offers eight pages of best practice and advisory articles aimed at supporting NQTs and young teachers.

Stamping out LGBT prejudice in schools

26 June 2014

Recent research has revealed the concerns of teachers about tackling the topic of same-sex marriage and also the discrimination faced by many LGBT staff in schools. Jo Morgan describes what her school does to stamp out prejudice.

NQT Special: Get a grip on workload

26 June 2014

Year two brings with it more freedom, but more responsibility to manage your growing workload. Dorothy Lepkowska seeks some advice.

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