Project overview

In a joint project between the School of Education and Leeds University Business School, which we began in 2018, we are exploring teachers’ perspectives on their working lives.

Teacher resource 1

Leaflet: Understanding the issues


Teacher resource 2

Why some teachers are happier than others


Teacher Resource 3

The impact of COVID-19 lockdown on teachers and school leaders


Final report

A final report from the project, summarising main findings and recommendations.



We have created a number of different types of response to what we have been hearing from our participants over the course of 2018, 2019, 2020 and into 2021.

A series of blogs on different aspects of teachers' working lives and well-being
Click here to see blogs
Briefings based on the roundtables we held in 2019 and 2020
Click here to see briefings
Advice and reassurance for practitioners, and an abundance of quotes from our participants
Click here to read the leaflets
A final report from the project, highlighting key findings and recommendations
Click here to read the final report