Resources and insights for teachers on the invasion of Ukraine

The Chartered College of Teaching is collating articles and resources that may be beneficial to teachers in talking to students about the invasion of Ukraine and the coverage of the war. This page will be updated as other resources become available. Please note, the Chartered College is not responsible for the content on these sites.

“Like many of you, I find the news of the destruction caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine deeply distressing. I was privileged to join a British Council visit to schools in Ukraine when I was a headteacher and encountered many teachers passionate about learning and supporting their students. I know that many children and young people are being affected by what they will see and have questions. Compassion, kindness and generosity – which are all the hallmarks of our profession – are needed now more than ever.”

Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching

Helpline and wellbeing resources for teachers and education staff– Education Support

Help for teachers and families to talk to pupils about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how to help them avoid misinformation – Department for Education

Advice if you’re upset by the news – CBBC Newsround

Worrying about war: A resource bank to support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing – Phoenix Group

What everyone in schools needs to know about grief – Tes

We should not hide from children what is happening in Ukraine – Dame Rachel de Souza for Schools Week