Report reveals impact of pandemic on school staff

Last week the charity Education Support published a report which looked at the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of educational professionals. The report was based on a YouGov survey of school staff, and highlighted the burden which the pandemic had placed on education professionals. 

Most notably, the report found that 52% of all teachers felt their mental health and wellbeing had declined during the pandemic. This included 60% of headteachers/principals.

The report also highlighted how the pandemic has affected staff in different ways. 58% of education professionals reported mainly working from home during lockdown, and so facing challenges such as ensuring pupils and students completed their work. In contrast, 32% of education professionals reported that they were still mainly working in their usual institution during lockdown, and so their biggest challenge was ensuring social distancing.