In 2016, teacher and school leader Peter Radford finally quit the chalkface after burning-out and breaking down due to untenable workload and wellbeing pressures. In this episode we hear his story and get his advice for both teachers and schools on how to avoid burn-out and protect staff wellbeing

This episode is the second of two podcasts focused on staff wellbeing and offers advice for teachers battling poor wellbeing, high workloads and poor work/life balance.

Our guest Peter Radford talks about his own experience, the symptoms, and how others might spot the signs before it is too late. Peter advises both schools and teachers.

For schools, we discuss the tenets of creating a healthy culture and the principles of a mentally healthy working environment, including our six basic psychological needs as human beings. How can schools reduce the stigma around mental health in schools and help line managers to be more supportive of colleagues. What are the lessons schools should be learning?

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