You may teach a class or specific pupils which provide you with behavioural difficulties. This might have a detrimental impact on your health and well-being. You are entitled to work in an environment free from violence and disruption and to appropriate access to training and support.
Schools are now one of the most demanding places to work. The pressures of increased accountability, constant reform, and tightening budgets, has created a workplace culture in most schools where long hours and few breaks are the norm.
Education staff have to deal with a number of different types of relationships with all types of people. The difficulty is in knowing how to manage the differing needs, expectations and requirements of each one.
Teacher stress can be one of the leading factors for school staff to leave the profession. The following article has been produced by Education Support.
In the current education climate where schools are trying to increase student attainment with a diminishing budget, teacher wellbeing can often overlooked as a ‘nice to have’ rather than as an essential.
You may feel like you are being bullied or harassed by another teacher, your head of department or headteacher. All teachers have the right to work in a safe and secure environment free from intimidation, harassment and fear and where they feel valued and respected.