Education Focus

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What problem is TAP addressing in the Education sector?

According to the Teacher Wellbeing Index 2019, 72% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed which can often be linked to undertaking long working hours and dealing with challenging classroom behaviour.

More than half (57%) of all staff have considered leaving the sector in the last two years with senior leaders more likely to do so than those in teaching or other roles. While 65% of staff leaving the profession stated that it was because they did not feel valued.

54% of educational institutions did not regularly survey their staff to establish levels of employee wellbeing and 43% of education professionals believed that their institutions did not properly support employees who experienced mental health and wellbeing problems.

Also, worryingly, 49% of all education professionals considered their organisational culture had a negative effect on their mental health and wellbeing.

This is against a backdrop of England needing 47,000 more secondary school teachers and 8.000 more primary school teachers by 2024 to cope with an explosion in the number of pupils. Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, called the figures “potentially catastrophic” and says “It’s just untenable that you’re going to recruit those numbers.”

Adopting TAP’s social thanking platform in your education organisation can make a difference to staff wellbeing and it’s free of charge!

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