This page contains links to research about School Staff Wellbeing. It might be useful for students, or members of staff making a case for a focus on wellbeing. The majority of these resources are free but a few do require payment unless you can get them through your University or a professional subscription. The information here is ordered by date of publication, with the newest at the top. Know of any other good ones? Let us know on our Suggest a Resource page.
Many thanks to Dr Emma Kell @thosethatcan for so many brilliant suggestions.
Mental Health Working Paper Series Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools 2018
Teacher workload challenge: school research project reports DFE March 2018
Workload challenge research projects: summary report 2018
Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey Research Report July 2017. Section 4 deals with workload.
Teacher Well-being Research Project City University July 2017
Shifting identities: A mixed-methods study of the experiences of teachers who are also parents Dr Emma Kell
Teacher knows best? Not any longer as parents muscle in on the classroom Apr 2017
Education Support Partnership Research Resources
Christmas break vital to teacher’s psychological wellbeing. Dec 2016
How can school-based support boost teachers’ wellbeing? May 2016
Reducing Teachers’ Stress Leads to Higher Quality Classrooms. May 2016
A marked improvement? A review of the evidence of written marking. April 2016
Generation X School Leaders as Agents of Care: Leader and Teacher Perspectives from Toronto, New York City and London March 2016
Teachers’ wellbeing and depressive symptoms, and associated risk factors: A large cross-sectional study in English secondary schools March 2016
Social–emotional competencies among teachers: An examination of interrelationships February 2016
Overworked and underpaid, support staff are feeling the knock-on effects of teachers’ excessive workloads – ATL February 2016
Embedding wellbeing knowledge and practice into teacher education: building emotional resilience 2016
Christmas break vital to teacher’s psychological wellbeing, says study December 2015
Christmas holidays play a critical role in preventing teacher burnout and exhaustion, according to a new study by academics at City University London.
Schools Advisory Service ‘Addressing stress; ensuring wellbeing’ November 2015
NUT YouGov Survey October 2015
A widely quoted survey showing that 53% of teachers are thinking of leaving the teaching profession in the next two years. The full data tables can be accessed from the link at the bottom of the page.
Organisational interventions for improving wellbeing and reducing work-related stress in teachers April 2015
Cochrane Work Group
UK Government Response to Workload Challenge February 2015
Evidence for Mindfulness: Impacts on the Wellbeing and Performance of School Staff 2014
School Workforce Data (England) November 2014
Statistics on the size and characteristics of the schools workforce in state-funded schools from the DFE.
Is there a link between teacher health and wellbeing and student outcomes? September 2014
The report in full: Healthy teachers, higher marks? Establishing a link between teacher health & wellbeing, and student outcomes August 2014
Understanding the factors that build teacher resilience February 2014
Mindfulness for Teachers: A Pilot Study to Assess Effects on Stress, Burnout, and Teaching Efficacy August 2013
Teach Well: The Relation of Teacher Wellness to Elementary Student Health and Behavior Outcomes: Baseline Subgroup Comparisons March 2013
The effect of trust on teacher empowerment: the mediation of teacher efficacy 2013
Pupil wellbeing – Teacher wellbeing: Two sides of the same coin? December 2012
New lives of teachers Winter 2012
An Investigation into Teacher Wellbeing During the Teacher Training Year 2012
Beyond Survival Teachers and Resilience July 2011
Profiling teachers’ sense of professional identity 2011
Teacher resilience and the perspectives of secondary school teachers on pupils’ challenging behaviour January 2011
Thriving not just surviving: A review of research on teacher resilience 2011
Teacher Wellbeing: The Importance of Teacher–Student Relationships
Conditions that support early career teacher resilience 2010
Teacher Wellbeing: A Review of the Evidence 2009
Teacher self-efficacy and teacher burnout: A study of relations 2009
The Well-Being Prpgramme Report 2009?
Staff Wellbeing is the Key to School Success 2007
Teachers’ Occupation-Specific Work-Family Conflict 2007
The Well-being of Teachers in Flanders: The Importance of a Supportive School Culture 2007
Variations in teachers’ work, lives and effectiveness 2007
Teachers resilience: A necessary condition for effectiveness 2007
Work–family conflict among female teachers 2005
Well-Being, Burnout and Competence : Implications for Teachers. 2005
Influence of teacher empowerment on teachers’ organizational commitment, professional commitment and organizational citizenship behavior in schools 2004
Emotions and Teacher Identity: A poststructural perspective 2003
Interrogating “teacher identity”: emotion, resistance, and self-formation 2003