No cash to counsel teachers
A temporary counselling and welfare service set up by Edinburgh District Council has provided a restricted service since local government reorganisation in April.
Headteachers and other managers should be alerted to the opportunities for counselling, advice and support, the city's education committee was told. A paper noted: "Managers should be trained to recognise negative stress in staff and to deal with it as with any other performance-related issue."
The council maintains that extra help from a trained counsellor should be available when problems cannot be dealt with by the school.