The decline in staff retention across schools and the long-lasting impact of Covid-19 on teachers’ workloads and wellbeing has made it an unavoidable issue for senior leadership teams (SLTs). In 2022, Education Support found that 59% of staff considered leaving in the past year due to mental health pressures, and 68% cited workload as the main reason for thinking about moving jobs. Creating supportive wellbeing cultures in schools, reducing workloads and delivering cost-effective wellbeing solutions are just some of the key challenges SLTs face. Through sharing best practice interventions and policies, schools can come together to tackle this growing issue and prevent burnout and poor mental health at work.

  • 47% of staff always go to work when unwell
  • 78% of all staff experienced mental health symptoms due to their work
  • 47% of all staff feel their organisations do not support employees who have mental health problems well
  • 75% of all staff are stressed

(Education Support, 2022)

Join us at the Teacher Workload and Wellbeing Conference 2023 to hear the latest best strategies and advice from school leaders on reducing teacher workload and improving staff wellbeing across primary and secondary schools. Learn from a series of hand-picked case studies showcasing practical methods to measure staff wellbeing, transform school cultures and implement flexible working opportunities to increase retention rates. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the education sector to discuss challenges you face in providing wrap-around workload and wellbeing support to staff.

Why Attend:

✓ Hear high-level keynotes on the latest tools and tips for prioritising teacher wellbeing
✓ Gain practical insights into solutions to tackle the growing teacher workload while maintaining strong pupil outcomes
✓ Engage with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss strategies to overcome key challenges
✓ Gain 4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including housing, and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Laura Fordham, Deputy Headteacher, Bedford Academy (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Insights into the Teacher Wellbeing Index and Recommendations for Improving Wellbeing Support

    • Outlining key takeaways and guidance from the Teacher Wellbeing Index 2022 and progress update on the 2023 report
    • Cost-effective wellbeing resources and solutions to reduce burnout and ensure teachers feel supported
    • Tackling presenteeism: strategies for building a culture of trust so staff feel able to protect their mental and physical health
    • Incorporating wellbeing requirements into teacher training and professional development courses to embed mental health as a priority

    Gemma Scotcher, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Education Support (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Embedding a Supportive Wellbeing Culture: Tips for Senior Leaders and Line Managers

    • Implementing regular surveys on school systems and policies to include staff in the decision-making process and pinpoint areas for improvement
    • Guidance for line managers: efficiently shaping staff workload to prevent burnout and support staff wellbeing
    • The Wellbeing Committee: lessons on the impact of coming together to build a supportive staff culture
    • Practical advice on factoring in time, resources and funding for celebrating the achievements of staff

    Chris Deller, Headteacher, Bedford Academy (CONFIRMED)

    Laura Fordham, Deputy Headteacher, Bedford Academy (CONFIRMED)

  • Case study: Flexible working and the benefits to Initial Teaching Training (ITT)

    • As organisations and businesses start to embrace the opportunity to work more flexibly, there are clear and obvious barriers to schools being able to replicate this practice within our working environment.
    • With the proven benefits to productivity, wellbeing and retention, it is vital that the education sector feels empowered and confident to pursue bold and ambitious plans to create a flexi-working environment for both current and future staff.
    • Overview of NASBTT’s work with DfE/Capita Flexible Working in Multi-Academy Trusts and Schools project team.
    • Creating guidance and support for the ITT sector, using the research and case studies provided by the DfE project.
    • Informing, empowering and supporting in implementing flexi-working approaches in ITT – and why creating the right culture and environment for trainee teachers to thrive at the start of their career and supporting a flexi-working approach is an important step to ensuring teaching remains an attractive career in comparison to those in other sectors.

    James Coleman, Head of Operations and Training, NASBTT (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers 

  • Comfort Break 

  • Breakout Networking: Overcoming Obstacles to Ensure Staff Feel Supported at Work

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in ensuring staff feel supported and equipped to manage their workload. Share your experiences and learn about innovative wellbeing initiatives trialled in other schools.

  • Keynote: What does the research tell us about the role of workload and flexible working in supporting teacher recruitment and retention?

    • What are the main workload pressures for teachers and how do they impact retention?
    • Key insights from NFER’s recent report on the strategies schools use to manage teacher workload.
    • Findings from NFER’s review of the role of flexible working in recruiting and retaining teachers.
    • What are the key enablers and barriers to implementing workload reduction and flexible working strategies in schools?


    Dawson McLean, Economist, National Foundation for Educational Research (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Delivering Cost-Effective Workload Reduction Strategies

    • Transforming marking techniques so more impactful feedback can be given to pupils in a reduced amount of time
    • Recommendations for successfully training teachers on new marking and planning techniques
    • Measures to secure whole-school buy-in for implementing new processes and time-saving communication methods
    • Time for you: timetabling strategies to provide teachers with two afternoons off a year and sharing the impact on staff morale
    • Key considerations for reducing staff workload without impacting pupil outcomes and attainment

    Michael Eggleton, Headteacher, Charles Dickens Primary School, London (CONFIRMED)


    Pre-record Case Study: Reducing Staff Workload through Marking and Feedback Policies

    Anna Crawte, School Improvement Director, Heart Academies Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be senior leaders in education.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the NHS
✓ Meet your target audience in the sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading industry experts from across the sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside industry leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £260+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £260+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £425+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month