Alison Peacock

A chance to collaborate beyond the classroom

Working in education is tough, so the new Chartered College of Teaching aims to ease the burden by offering support and networking opportunities to those in the profession

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Last month, the prime minister announced that all secondary schools would receive training to equip schools with the skills to help tackle mental health issues among young people, with a third of secondaries to be trained this year.

None of us in education would question that it is right to confront head-on the very real challenges that we all see day in, day out in classrooms across the country. But there is a rather large elephant in the room, and it’s an elephant that potentially becomes even larger as a result of the additional responsibility being placed at the door of the profession.

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