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e-Qualitas is committed to working with trainees and schools to promote the positive mental and emotional health and wellbeing of trainees, mentors, and tutors and to provide appropriate support and guidance.

Our work is guided by three principles:
  1. Trainees, mentors, and tutors are at the heart of everything we do
  2. We are committed to discovering and sharing the best way to help trainees, mentors and tutors and our partnership schools affected by issues around wellbeing
  3. To strengthen our impact through collaboration and partnership.

Although very rewarding, an initial teacher training year is both challenging and demanding. We are  committed to supporting trainees, mentors and lead trainers, ensuring they can get the best possible experience from their training programme.

We’re dedicated to the wellbeing and welfare of all our trainees.

What do we mean when we talk about Mental Health/Well-being?



People often jump straight to thinking about mental illness, but that is only part of the picture.  We all have mental health – it is how we think about ourselves and those around us, how we feel, and how we behave in different situations. It is also about how we handle stress, make choices and relate to others.

At times in our lives we can all face difficulties and challenges – being mentally healthy gives us the strength to cope positively.

We regularly remind our trainees that they can use the Listening@e-qualitas.co.uk link on our website which would allow you to access support without coming directly to talk to someone.

e-Qualitas’ takes responsibility for protecting the wellbeing of trainee teachers as they embark on their careers working with children.

Here are some key concerns that newcomers to the teaching profession might have, and how we address them in our training programmes.

Behaviour and Classroom Management

Managing classrooms and student behaviour is often a concern for teacher trainees. e-Qualitas’ curriculum places a great deal of importance on this subject, teaching strategies and methods of delivery early in the teacher training year. No one expects a trainee teacher, or a qualified teacher to manage everything on their own; It is important to recognize that behaviour management is a school-wide responsibility that will continue long after a teacher completes their training.

Building relationships

A purposeful classroom environment depends  on positive relationships between a teacher and their pupils. e-Qualitas’ curriculum covers communication techniques that enable trainee teachers to form positive relationships with students. This is instrumental to ensuring students understand and follow instructions, understanding that they can progress and that it is okay to make mistakes.

Classroom Authority

e-Qualitas’ curriculum teaches methods and strategies to help trainees create an authoritative persona when managing a classroom. Following the guidance of our Subject and Phase-specific tutors, trainees learn to naturally convey authority in the classroom.

Wellbeing and Workload at e-Qualitas

What our teachers say about us...

I have most enjoyed the deep-dives in each of the subjects. You've got all the of the expertise of the Subject Leads, and tutors - you can go and ask them questions. It is a culture and an environment where you have all the expertise and experience at your fingertips that you could need.

Sian - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

As part of the teacher training programme, so many doors and windows of knowledge are opening. Last term's focus was on assessment, which has been transformative for me. I am now able to look at what my children know, what they need to know and then adapt my practice based on the knowledge they've demonstrated. It's made me a better teacher, because I can adapt my practice to suit everybody.

Dan - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

Coming to e-Qualitas and going to the training days has given me the confidence to take lead in the classroom and when working with my support staff.

Cherelle - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

This has been a great, supportive programme because I get the freedom to come up with plans and then see them in action with my students. I couldn't ask for a better experience.

Kellie - Secondary English Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

I'm really lucky at my school that I have a fantastic mentor and really supportive science staff, so I am getting on-the-job advice all the time. Talking to other trainees about what has worked is very useful, because they are at the same level of experience as me and their advice is great too.

Alison - Secondary Biology Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What schools say about us...

Working in partnership with e-Qualitas has allowed us to put into place a system to support new members of staff in school. It's about focusing on developing individual teachers and supporting them through the teacher training programme.

Mr Tony McCabe - Head Teacher - St Joseph's RC School

What our teachers say about us...

The in-person training sessions have been great and have fostered a brilliant sense of community among trainees, who are from different parts of the country. We've had a lovely mix of practical and theory - enabling us to put into practice everything we've been discussing.

Shikiera - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

My subject knowledge has definitely improved from working with the Subject Leads; building my understanding of substantive disciplinary knowledge. I feel I am able to talk to the Subject Leads after each training session to discuss each training session in more detail. My subject lead has been so helpful with my learning sequences.

Masooma - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

The workload on the training programme is demanding, though it is manageable.The training and communication that you receive from e-Qualitas makes the workload both acceptable and convenient. Thumbs up, I am looking forward!

Bugra - Secondary Maths Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

My teaching skills have improved so much during the training year. My tutor and my mentor worked really hard with me, and I am really thankful for the efforts they made to make me the teacher I am today. My Subject Lead taught me so much, for example how to scaffold a lesson - making sure the whole class is engaged with tasks.

Amara - Secondary Maths Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What schools say about us...

One of the most important things we do is appoint the right members of staff, with the right mindset and ability to form relationships with young people. The brilliant concept of the Teaching Apprenticeship Programme is that you can identify talent in members of staff currently within school.

Mr Tony McCabe - Head Teacher - St Joseph's RC School