Laura McInerney

Editor, Schools Week


Perfectionism: what the research says, and why it’s ruining teachers

Teachers are imploding with stress. But to what extent is that because of their own psychological demons? Using research on ‘perfectionism’ and the psychology of teachers, this talk will reveal why teachers are stressed and what can be done about it.

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Laura McInerney is the editor of Schools Week. Previously a teacher, she studied for an MA in Positive Psychology before becoming a Fulbright Scholar in the US. She was then taken to the court by the Department for Education for asking a question (true story) and went onto become a Guardian columnist and to edit Schools Week. She always wears yellow jackets to researchED.


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