William Eichler 15 January 2024

New £1.5m package to support school leaders launched

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The Government has announced a new £1.5m package to help support the mental health and wellbeing of school and college leaders.

The investment will provide for professional supervision and counselling to at least 2,500 leaders.

The Government has also said new guidance for schools on how to prevent and tackle bullying and harassment of school staff will be published in spring.

School Minister Damian Hinds said: ‘Great teaching is the key ingredient to academic success – and while we now have more teachers than ever before – it’s crucial that we continue to ensure that teaching remains an attractive and rewarding profession.

‘That’s why we have announced new investment and reforms today to support teacher wellbeing, ease workload pressures and tackle bullying and harassment of staff.’

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