Research & Policy
Our research, policy work and campaigns improve teachers’ wellbeing in ways that our support services alone cannot.
By the very nature of Teacher Support Network’s services, we are the first to hear about the problems that teachers face, so we combine this knowledge with our innovative research to bring about change in the interests of teachers’ wellbeing overall.
Research Reports and Guidance
A list of our best and most effective research and guidance.
The national charity for families, Family Lives, working in conjunction with Teacher Support Network, launched an online resource: 'Guidance for Head Teachers and School Staff: How to Support Pupils' Parents' to advise educational professionals on how to better work with their pupils' parents and where they can go for additional support.Tue 15 May 2012
Teacher Support Network and Parentline Plus (now Famliy Lives) reviewed the extensive literature and many studies examining the link between parental engagement and pupil attainment, behaviour and attendance. The report was discussed at a Westminster event featuring Diane Abbott MP, Baroness Walmsley, Baroness Verma and London Schools and the Black Child (LSBC) supporters on 3 March 2010.Wed 3 March 2010
The purpose of this review was to evaluate the evidence available about teacher wellbeing. It used documentary analysis of the relevant literature and interviews with 31 stakeholders or experts to explore concepts and arguments about teacher wellbeing, conditions under which it is promoted or undermined, effectiveness of different kinds of support and the influence of teacher wellbeing on student achievement. It also examined the ways in which teachers’ work-related “wellbeing” has been construed.Sat 14 February 2009
In 2007, Teacher Support Network and the British Council for School Environments (BCSE) conducted a joint survey of 530 teachers on school buildings. This report summarises our findings and the subsequent recommendations we made to make building investment even more beneficial for schools.Mon 22 September 2008
This research was submitted to the Scottish Executive by by Teacher Support Scotland in March 2005. Central to this submission was the evidence provided by the Healthy Working Lives Group (HWLG) of the University of Glasgow in their research into the wellbeing of teachers in Scotland. This research, commissioned by Teacher Support Scotland and NHS Health Scotland, is the most comprehensive study into the wellbeing of teachers ever carried out.Tue 1 March 2005