Twinkl set to host Teacher Wellbeing Month
5th June 2018
Teacher wellbeing will be at the forefront of a special series of events hosted by leading educational publisher Twinkl throughout June.
A recent poll conducted by Education Support Partnership, part of a YouGov TeacherTrack survey of teachers across the UK, found that one in four respondents plan to leave the teaching profession in the next two years, citing heavy workload as the reason. In response to these findings, Twinkl Educational Publishing, based in Sheffield, will be hosting their inaugral Teacher Wellbeing Month, offering a variety of events, webinars and advice to support the health and wellbeing of teaching staff. Jonathan Seaton, CEO at Twinkl, said: -The teaching community is the inspiration behind everything we do at Twinkl which is why we really want to focus on promoting the importance of teachers' welfare throughout Teacher Wellbeing Month. The focus of week one is workload and will look at how Twinkl resources can help reduce the amount of time teachers spend creating resources for the classroom. Mental health will be at the core of week two and will include a webinar with The Worrinots, a child-centric app designed to help children cope with worries and anxieties and a daily mental health tip shared via Facebook. Week three will look at teacher work/life balance, while week four is a focus on Twinkl Life looking at how resources provided by the publisher are used in the classroom. Throughout the month, Twinkl will also be showcasing a daily live yoga stream on their Facebook page to help teachers start their day feeling relaxed. Jon continued: -Teachers have a great deal of pressure placed on them, from a variety of different factors like heavy workloads and meeting targets. We want to show them that their health and wellbeing is important and just taking five minutes a day to focus on that can make such a difference. -We're pleased to have teamed up with great organisations like The Worrinots and Education Support Partnership, who are able to provide the Twinkl teaching community with much needed hints and tips on improving their workplace wellbeing. With customers in more than 168 countries, including Christmas Islands, Twinkl has a focus on primary and pre-primary education, but is expanding rapidly into secondary materials. In a poll* conducted by the educational resource provider, 97 per cent agreed that Twinkl has helped to improve their work/life balance. Twinkl has recently been named as a recipient of a Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade, one of the UK's highest accolades for business success. For more information, visit www.twinkl.co.uk.