The Teach Well Alliance survey on 'Teachers' Lack of Wellbeing and Mental Ill-Health in Schools' ran from 22nd November, 2019 to 22nd December 2019. It received 1000 responses.
An Expert Group on Teacher Wellbeing was set up by the DfE in 2019 to advise the government on how to improve teacher wellbeing. A report, based on the survey results, was sent to the Expert Group for its consideration on 13th January, 2020. It was simultaneously published and released by the School Mental Health Group into the public domain, including on social media, on the same day.
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‘Last Friday, 22nd November, the School Mental Health Group, in partnership with the Teach Well Alliance, launched this review asking for your help in gathering information about teacher wellbeing and mental health. We asked you to complete an online survey so that we could write a report to send to the DfE Advisory Group on Teacher Wellbeing.
We were overwhelmed by your response. Thank you so much for giving so generously of your time. You have provided a wealth of material for the report.
Some of you have asked for more details about what we will do next. We have summarised this in the bullet points below:
• The survey will close at midnight on 31st December 2019.
• The results will be summarised in a report, with the verbatim responses in the Appendix. Where there is reference to a person, role, school or area which could reveal the source, the words will redacted.
• Your details will remain confidential will not be shared.
• You will receive a copy of the report at the same time as we send it to the DfE Advisory Group on Teacher Wellbeing if you opted to leave your email during the survey process. A copy will also be published on the websites of the School Mental Health Group and the Teach Well Alliance. The report will be shared in the public domain, along with any communication with the DfE Advisory group.
We hope that we have answered your questions about confidentiality and the report that we are presenting to the DfE Advisory Group.
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An Advisory Group was set up by the DfE to advise the government on how to improve teacher wellbeing.
This form is collecting individual submissions by teachers to the DfE Expert Group on Teacher Mental Health and Wellbeing, chaired by Paul Farmer, the CEO of the charity Mind.
Complete our survey Tell us how the DfE should support teachers’ wellbeing and mental health. We will forward a report of the survey results to the DfE Advisory Group. The survey runs until 31st December, 2019.
You can present your views anonymously, if you wish. If you choose to be anonymous, only the type of school where you teach (or taught) will be attached to your individual comments.
This survey is only collecting responses from teachers whose wellbeing and mental health have been adversely affected by working in a school. if your wellbeing and mental health have not been adversely affected by working in a school, please do not answer this survey.