Fantastic staff wellbeing INSET – all of our staff thoroughly enjoyed the engaging, insightful activities and discussions.

Haylie Saunders, Deputy Head Academic, St Swithun’s School

CPD & INSET  to Improve Teacher Wellbeing

JMC provide a range of support for schools to improve staff wellbeing beyond putting cakes in the staffroom or telling teachers not to work over the weekend. Our training programmes provide longer lasting strategies for staff to manage the growing pressures of the job.

Impact on Pupil Outcomes

Teacher wellbeing has a direct impact on student learning as shown in research by Professor Donna Cross Winthrop, Telethon Kids Institute at the University of Western Australia.

As a minimum standard, schools should have a staff wellbeing policy. Teachers, school leaders and Teaching Assistants should also be offered additional training on stress management and resilience building to cope with the aspects of the job they find most challenging – which, if not addressed, can lead to poor mental health.

Impact of School Recruitment & Retention

The consequence of schools not addressing staff well-being is a mounting recruitment and retention problem. Teaching is one of the most important jobs there is, a chance to shape the future of the next generation. But by turning the role into an unmanageable task we risk alienating those with the passion and skill to succeed.

From April 2017 to March 2018, the number of teachers seeking support increased by 35%, from 2,321 to 3,136.

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Impact on Pupil’s Wellbeing & Mental Health

There is also a link between poor staff mental health and poor pupil mental health. There has not been nearly enough focus on the former in recent years, and this must change if we are to improve the wellbeing of future generations.

Ultimately, there needs to be statutory wellbeing policies in all education institutions and regulators should  prioritise staff wellbeing in their assessments.

To book a Staff Wellbeing INSET in your school

Go to our enquires page

How can we ensure that all our classrooms are truly inclusive?

Inclusion is about how we structure our schools, our classrooms and our lessons so that all our students learn and participate together. An inclusive classroom is one that meets the varied needs of all learners by offering support or stretch and challenge and building a more responsive learning environment.

Inclusivity also means respecting people from all backgrounds and cultures, and by teaching our students the importance of this we create a much more tolerant and understanding environment, not just in the classroom and school but also in wider society.

Inclusive Behaviour Management

Student behaviour can also be an issue influencing teachers’ mental health and wellbeing. Education Support’s Teacher Wellbeing Index found that 51 per cent of teachers had considered leaving the profession as a result of student behaviour.

Inclusion also includes ensuring that each student has access to learning, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential within the mainstream classroom environment

Inclusive Education (2010) : Loreman, Deppeler and Harvey.

It’s vital for teachers and school leaders to work together to create a culture of high expectations of behaviour, with clear and consistent approaches to managing transgressions, including low-level disruption.

For more details of our Behaviour Management INSET’s follow this link


INSET : Supporting and Maintaining Well-being in School

By learning more about how we build resilience and manage stress, communicate with colleagues and set boundaries, create a supportive work environment and develop healthy relationships in the workplace, amongst others, we can start to put in place measures that help us to manage stress more efficiently and become more resilient in both our domestic and personal lives, thus becoming more productive and efficient at work.

Low level disruption

INSET : Behaviour Management for Low Level Disruption

“Really engaging tutor who clearly knew his stuff” Sadia Mirza, HOD, Dr Challoners High School Low Level Disruption. Can you kick it? Yes, you can Low level disruption appears, in…


PSHE INSET: Secondary Relationship & Sex Education (RSHE)

“Excellent! Very clear and direct. Covered a lot of content in an engaging manner. The course also helped me with RSE strategies.” Adam Tyson, Housemaster & Head of Wellbeing, UCS…

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

INSET: Supporting Learners with ADHD

The combination of evidence and research in the presentation made the information credible and relatable. Cerys Williams, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) effects approximately 6%…

Pupil Wellbeing Audit

Pupil Wellbeing Audit for Independent Schools

JMC helped us understand pupil wellbeing and therefore what can be done to improve it. They produced some fantastic resources and ways of measuring success for us to use. I…

teenage brain

INSET : Understanding the Adolescent Brain

Photo courtesy of Andrew Neel Andrew Neel “Fantastic level of information portrayed by a highly knowledgeable trainer.” Assistant Headteacher, Surrey For many years we have blamed challenging teenage behaviour on…

relationships education

PSHE INSET: Primary Statutory Relationship Education

“Very useful day with plenty of practical (Relationship Education) activities and resources to share/use with staff” Karen Davies, Blockley C of E Primary School Relationship Education, Sex Education, and Health…


INSET : Supporting Learners with Anxiety & EBSA

‘You may not realise just how many lives  you actually change by your training courses so I felt the need to tell you. Since we attended our life has become…

INSET : Raising Boys’ Achievement & Engagement

“Left the staff buzzing with ideas, an excellent inset on raising boys achievement without doubt!” Sophie Banks , Headmistress, Eton End School • Does your boys’ achievement fall below that…

emotional academic resilience

INSET : Developing Emotional Academic Resilience for your pupils

“Our Launchpad Students have had Emotional Academic Resilience training for several years. It is a key part of our strategy to help retain students, and then equip them for the…

Mental Health First aid

INSET : Mental Health First Aid Two Day Course

“I felt the instructor did a great job of delivering given the situation we are in. He made me feel at ease and able to share my own personal struggles.”…

challenge HPA

INSET : Challenging the most able students in all subjects

“Great take-always , so many useful resources” Thahseen Ali, Biology Teacher, King’s Rochester Strategies for challenging the most able students in every classroom [Even When Teaching A Mixed Ability Class]…

SEND marking

INSET: Effective SEND Marking and feedback

In recent years school leaders have actively supported a reduction in the marking load on teachers, identified as the main pressure on teachers in the 2016 Workload Review, and now…

anxiety disorders

SEMH INSET: Strategies for Learners with Anxiety Disorders

‘You may not realise just how many lives  you actually change by your training courses so I felt the need to tell you. Since we attended our life has become…

Teacher resilience

INSET: Teacher Resilience Advantage Workshop

The interactive training will provide participants with simple and effective techniques to ‘bio-hack’ their stress reactions allowing them to think clearly under pressure, take charge of life’s challenges and recharge…

School culture

Improving School Wellbeing Through Positive School Culture

The last 18 months have been the most challenging that schools can remember. The impact of the pandemic has really taken its toll on the mental and physical health of…

SEND Remote Learning

INSET: Supporting SEND Remote learning for Students

Thank you so much, really inspiring Carrie Russell, Teaching Assistant, QEH Junior School While teachers everywhere are finding innovative ways of supporting pupils’ learning at home, remote teaching also poses…


INSET: Supporting Learners with Autism

” I wanted to write to say a huge thank you for the most inspiring and informative INSET. The approach was so refreshing, engaging and staff especially liked the personal…

cheerful diverse schoolgirls on sports ground

INSET: Actively Promoting Wellbeing of our Pupils

With ISI proposing to inspect against the Independent Schools Standards through the lens of pupil wellbeing from September 2023, now is the perfect time to consider your whole school approach…

assertive teacher

INSET : The Assertive Teacher & School

I found this course very uplifting. I’ve learnt many different strategies to enable me to be more confident and assertive teacher, and to develop assertiveness in my pupils. Dale James,…

Positive education

INSET: Positive Education in Schools

“I felt so fortunate that I was able to attend professional development training on Positive Education as this is something I’ve been interested in for a long time. Having the…


INSET : Wellbeing for Better Teaching

Thriving, not just surviving: Wellbeing for teachers at work and at home The number of teachers seeking mental health support has risen by 35% in the past 12 months. How…

TA Wellbeing

INSET: TA Wellbeing & Positive Mental Health

“The support staff really enjoyed your CPD session – it had learning, reflection and various ideas for implementing strategies.” Fiona Brindley, Headteacher, St Brendan’s Primary School, Bolton As teacher workload…


INSET : Differentiation and Personalised Learning

Hugely useful and informative day  James Moss-Gibbons, Director of Studies, Lambrook School Maximising progress in lessons for all learners Building effective inclusion and clear progression: raise standards, narrow the gap,…


INSET: Practical SEND Teaching Strategies

‘Pertinent & informative, directly linking to the classroom’ Lucy Wilkes , SENDCO, Denmark Road High School • Do your teachers have to deal with low achieving and pupils identified as…


INSET: Positive Mental Wellbeing for Teachers

“The whole staff really enjoyed your CPD session – it had learning, reflection and various ideas for implementing strategies.” Fiona Brindley, Headteacher, St Brendan’s Primary School, Bolton More than half…

Boarding school Audit

INSET: ISI Personal Development – building resilience, self-confidence & independence

What are inspectors looking for in ISI personal development? The current ISI inspection framework places a significant emphasis on pupils personal development and how the school and its curriculum contributes…

Form tutor

INSET: Maximising the Impact of the Form Tutor

The form tutor is the one fixed point in a world of turbulence outside, and sometimes inside, school. Adam Riches, lead teacher in English, Specialist Leader of Education and an…

Student wellbeing

INSET: Strategies to Enhance Student Wellbeing

‘The student wellbeing training was very well received by all staff, and the engagement and discussions that ensued truly powerful’ Vanessa Grimward – Principal, Elis Murcia School Wellbeing is a…

Anger management

INSET : Strategies for Anger Management in the Classroom

“0ur staff found your anger management course hugely beneficial. The resources that you’ve sent will also be a huge help as we try to embed the strategies that you outlined.”Emma…

Resilience Coaching

Teacher & TA Resilience Coaching Programme

The trauma of the present COVID19 pandemic has hit teachers & teaching assistants hard and is further compounded with further lockdowns and restrictive social distancing measures across the country and…


INSET : Self-care and Resilience Building for School Staff

Good Resilience helps avoid burn-out The day to day demands of being a teacher and working within a school environment can start to feel overwhelming. The pace of the job…


INSET: Ofsted Personal Development – building resilience, confidence & independence

What are inspectors looking for in Ofsted personal development? The current Ofsted inspection framework now places a much greater emphasis on pupils personal development and how the school and its…

Wellbeing Action Planning

INSET: Strategic Wellbeing Action Planning

Everyone came away from the workshop with wellbeing action planning focused on their personal needs. Lisa Nevers,  ISF Academy, Hong Kong  In the Teacher Wellbeing Index 2019 72% of educational professionals…


INSET: Promoting SMSC across the School Curriculum

“Thank you so much for the SMSC course, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed it , how insightful it was and useful. I am going to be able…

INSET: Supporting Mental Health & Well-being of Pupils

How do we as teachers support our pupil’s Mental Health? With the focus in schools well and truly on pupil mental health and wellbeing, is your school ahead of the…


INSET: Cyberbullying Awareness in Schools

‘Made us all reflect deeply on cyberbullying’ Didier Laisne, IMPRO, Cripp Mortain. This training course will help your staff in understanding why bullying takes place, how is most vulnerable and…

MHFA Certificate

Online INSET: MHFA Mental Health Awareness Certification

“The MHFA course was fantastic, and it was good to discuss MH issues in such detail. The instructor was ever so considerate and mindful about making sure everyone felt comfortable…

Mental Health Support

INSET: Mental Health Support in Schools during Covid19

We are currently living in challenging and unprecedented times that have had a huge impact on the mental health of both adults and children.  All young people have been affected…

Teaching boys and girls

INSET : Gender Differences in the Classroom

“Absolutely excellent. Quite simply the best course I’ve ever been on. Incredibly useful, practical, inspirational.” Deputy Head, Cambridge But why does the subject of gender differences continue to be so…

Positive school culture

INSET: Developing a Positive School Culture

“This is a great workshop focused on improving wellbeing through a positive school culture. It really made me reflect on the way we all treat each other in school and…

Character ,resilience and grit

INSET : Building Character, Determination & Resilience

“This could not have been more relevant. It has made me rethink and it has already changed our plan for next academic year. I will be looking out for other…

Teacher Burnout

INSET: Avoid & Deal with Teacher Burnout & Overwhelm

“This was a very timely and important workshop helping staff to recognise and address teacher burnout. It made everyone take their wellbeing more seriously.” David Welsh, Deputy Head, St. James…

INSET: Mental Health First Aid Wellbeing Champion

“Thank you so much, it was absolutely brilliant and incredibly useful, lots of staff are giving very positive feedback.” Nishi Kapoor, Deputy Head Pastoral, Northbridge House Nursery & Pre-Prep Why…

emotional intelligence

INSET : Emotional Intelligence to Improve Learning

Presented with style and humour – Great Stuff! So many courses (I’ve been on) suffer from lack of personality and heart – Not this one!’ Rob Flint, Lead Practitioner Art,…

Stress Management

SLT Coaching : Stress Management for School Leaders

Stress Management and Resilience Building: The Lead Team guide Why is it important that leaders have a good understanding of stress and resilience for themselves? Why do people become stressed…

For further support, contact the Education Support Partnership’s free helpline offering support and counselling for teachers on 08000 562 561.

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