Teacher bulletin: mental health and wellbeing, remote learning resources and celebrating teachers

Teacher Bulletin


Thank you for the great efforts you are making to support pupils’ mental health throughout the pandemic. We know that while the majority of children are learning from home, this is impacting the mental wellbeing of children, young people and adults in different ways. While we raise awareness of children’s mental health this week, it’s really important that staff look after their own wellbeing at this time too.

We’ve brought together some resources to support you, your colleagues, parents and pupils so that you have the information and support you need, when you need it. We also have some new resources to support remote learning as well as opportunities for you to celebrate the brilliant work happening in schools and colleges.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

  • For staff, parents and young people: find useful tools, apps and websites in our comprehensive list of mental health resources including support for young people who feel particularly overwhelmed by the pandemic.
  • For teachers: The charity, Education Support Partnership, offers advice and counselling to help you look after yourself and your staff. Visit their website for information on keeping a good work-life balance and dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. They also offer a free 24/7 helpline for staff: 08000 562 561.
  • For pupils: a new module has been added to the RSHE curriculum for primary and secondary schools, specifically designed to focus on mental health for children and young people.

Educating Mental Health: Mind’s inquiry into mental health

Take part in Mind’s short online survey into mental health in secondary schools to share your experience of working with children and young people throughout secondary school – from year 7 to 11, plus sixth form.  

And in case you missed it…


Tutoring and remote education support

Subsidised tutoring available

The National Tutoring Programme continues to support pupils through lockdown, with Tuition Partners offering online tutoring for disadvantaged pupils at home, as well as continuing to offer support to vulnerable pupils in schools.

To hear directly from Tuition Partners and learn about the programme, sign up to the webinar on Wednesday 10th February at 4pm.


Online event: get help with remote education and catch-up provision

Watch recordings from sector-led online events, featuring:

  • examples of the best approaches to remote education
  • advice on delivering the curriculum virtually, featuring Oak National Academy
  • top tips on maintaining wellbeing, motivation and keeping pupils safe whilst delivering remote education

You can find a wide variety of information, guidance and support on our Get help with remote education website.


Celebrating teachers

Teaching Awards: deadline extended to 12 March 2021!

You now have more time to nominate a special colleague from your school or college for one of this year’s 14 Teaching Awards, including teachers of the year and lifetime achievement awards.

The Teaching Awards’ have also launched a newsletter, where you can find interviews with previous winners sharing advice and tips.


Get involved in the #ThankATeacher campaign

Show a special member of staff how much their work is valued by encouraging your pupils, staff and parents to send a free Thank a Teacher card. Find more information on how schools can get involved with the campaign here.



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