Briefing 2: May 2020
What can be done within schools and colleges to support teacher wellbeing, and mitigate the factors which can cause problems with teacher mental health?
In this briefing we look at what teachers say enables them to feel supported in their professional lives and to maintain good mental health, considering evidence from schools and colleges which are being run and led in a way which seems to avoid many of the problems reported elsewhere.
We present evidence from senior managers who say supporting and valuing their teachers is central to how they manage their schools, lead their staff and make decisions. We also include views from union representatives about their involvement with both individual teachers and organisations.