Julian Stanley to leave Education Support Partnership
Julian Stanley

After almost a decade at the helm, Julian Stanley will be standing down as CEO of Education Support Partnership – a UK charity dedicated to improving the wellbeing and mental health of the entire education workforce.

Julian has led the organisation through many changes, including the merger of Teacher Support Network, Recourse and Worklife Support in 2015. This allowed the charity to become Education Support Partnership and extend its services to everyone working in education; from Early Years right through to Higher Education.

Last year, the charity’s confidential helpline – run by trained and accredited counsellors – saw unprecedented levels of demand, alongside their financial grants programme. Furthermore, the organisation worked face-to-face in over 800 schools and colleges to help create positive workplace cultures.

Julian will be leaving to co-found a new consultancy partnership working in the fields of education, health and governance. He will continue to represent the charity at a number of prior engagements, with current Director of Services Sinéad Mc Brearty becoming Acting CEO.

Dr Jeremy Reynolds, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Education Support Partnership, said:

“Julian has made a huge contribution to the development and success of the charity and has championed the health and wellbeing agenda across the sector.

“He’s been a crucial advocate for the entire education workforce and enabled the charity to deliver its services to an increasing number of individuals and organisations.

“Over the last six months, Julian has been in discussion with the Board of Trustees regarding a succession plan. I am pleased to announce that Sinéad Mc Brearty will become Acting CEO, whilst we undergo a comprehensive recruitment process to find a permanent successor. 

“We would like to thank Julian for all his hard work. His colleagues and the Board of Trustees wish him every success for the future”

Julian Stanley, Outgoing CEO at Education Support Partnership, added:

“It has been an absolute privilege to lead a charity that does such vital work for almost ten years.

“During this time, I have worked with so many talented and committed people, from whom I have learned a great deal.

“I am pleased to leave the charity in a strong position, where it is now rightly recognised as an organisation that plays a very significant role in helping to retain and support professionals working in the sector.

“Enabling staff to effectively teach children, young people and adults across the UK is critically important. Education changes lives and I am very proud to have played a small part in this noble endeavour and will always remain a huge advocate of the charity’s work.”