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Helping teachers support their mental health during the COVID-19 crisis

Leon Smith
Leon Smith

Chief Customer Officer at Twinkl

TwinklI’m Leon Smith, Twinkl’s Chief Customer Officer. I oversee the customer experience and marketing teams at Twinkl, who engage with Twinkl’s members and the wider teaching community each day. As a parent of two young children and a former primary school teacher myself, I’ve experienced similar challenges to those we are hearing about first-hand from teachers across the country. But right now I can only imagine how difficult it has been to continue supporting pupils’ learning as we experience a pandemic.

As teachers, you need to fill a lot of roles and wear a lot of different hats. You have to look after the safeguarding, health and wellbeing of your pupils, as well as their education. At the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, teachers were seen as heroes, with lots of appreciation for the brilliant role that you do.

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