The Chartered College of Teaching has today (25th November) commented on Education Support’s 2021 Teacher Wellbeing Index. The annual report by charity Education Support in conjunction with YouGov, found that teachers’ mental health is getting worse – not better – in several areas, compared to a year ago at the height of the Covid pandemic. Read more about the Teacher Wellbeing Index findings.
Commenting on the report, Dame Alison Peacock – CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching – said:
“This report echoes much of what Chartered College members have told us. Although there is a rush to ‘return to normal’ there needs to be much more done to support the mental health and wellbeing of our profession. Throughout the pandemic, teachers repeatedly pushed to one side their own worries and anxieties and did everything they could for their students. Over half of Chartered College members reported increased workload with the majority feeling their wellbeing had been negatively impacted. Teacher wellbeing was also chosen by members as the number one issue they wanted the government to address. We need to see adequate resources being made available to ensure the wellbeing of our fantastic teachers is prioritised.”
Watch back our webinar with Education Support’s CEO – Sinéad McBrearty – on teacher wellbeing and the support available.