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Your Stories

Sasha Leacock - grants for teachers and education staff

Sasha's story

Cancer knocked schools project manager Sasha for six and she couldn’t work - so we stepped in with a grant.

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teacher bullying image

Joanna's story

Primary school teacher Joanna (not her real name) broke down one Sunday afternoon because she couldn’t face going into work the next day due to bullying. 

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Terraced housing

Olivia's story

A new job and home in London turned into a nightmare for teacher Olivia. A grant from us meant she was able to enjoy a happy and secure Christmas. 

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Maths tutor training grant

Lewis' story

How our training grant helped maths tutor Lewis boost his earnings.

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Classroom disruption - teacher stress

Rachel's story

How we helped Rachel cope with violence and disruption in the classroom.

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Kurt - grant for teachers

Kurt's story

With his trusty salmon pink Fender guitar Kurt Theobald teaches music of all kinds in schools and colleges on a peripatetic basic. But with cutbacks in arts provision at many schools he found himself struggling to make ends meet. He contacted Help Musicians which put him in touch with Ed Support.

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Headteacher wellbeing - Alan's story

Alan's story

Primary headteacher Alan was about to leave teaching after more than 20 years in the profession. But with our help he found there was light at the end of the tunnel.

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University careers adviser wellbeing

Angela's story

It’s common for people to feel stressed because they have too much work. But what happens when you don’t have enough to do? That may sound like bliss. In fact, it can be very stressful as university careers adviser Angela explains.

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teaching assistant - financial support

Nicola's story

Nicola, a teaching assistant at a primary school and single parent, had her life thrown into chaos when she was told she owed money due to an over payment of Housing Benefit. We gave her a grant to help tide her over.

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Helpline kept me in teaching

Paul's story

Paul, 29, a new secondary teacher, was feeling overwhelmed with the job, thought himself a failure and considered switching careers. Then he rang our helpline and with our guidance found a way to stay in teaching and enjoy it again. 

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