Teachers are under immense pressure at work and this is becoming increasingly apparent as many are choosing to leave the industry within their first 12 months of working.
Not only do they have to deal with the pressures of the classroom control and behaviour but there is also assessments and Ofsted inspections. A teachers job does not stop when they get home, there is often a mountain of marking and planning to do.
It is vital that teachers get the support they need and know that there is someone that they can talk to if they are finding a situation difficult or if they simply need someone to talk to. A head teacher should be the first port of call for most teachers and if they cannot sort out an issue then they should be able to advise you of the route to take. There is also a special union set up called the NUT that provides support and structured advise on dealing with stress and time management.