Last reviewed on 23 December 2021
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As a chair, be clear on how you can monitor your headteacher’s wellbeing and make sure they feel supported – both during coronavirus and beyond.

Our associate education experts Keith Clover and Pete Crockett helped us with this article.

Coronavirus: what you can do right now

The wellbeing measures you normally have in place still apply now (see the sections below for advice on those).

But, while the effects of coronavirus are still creating a lot of stress, there are some particular things to bear in mind:

Maintain regular virtual meetings with your headteacher

If you still can’t have meetings in person, keep on top of your regular catch-ups with your headteacher virtually to see how they’re doing and make sure they have the support they need. 

Continue to ask questions

When you're catching up, ask:

  • How are you doing?
  • Do you have any concerns about the school right now?
    • E.g. in terms of staff and pupil absences, or pupil catch-up? 
  • What problems are you facing right now?
  • What can I do to help you solve these problems?