Sarah Garrington, international speaker and Head of Resilience at a leading law firm, discusses the importance of resilience in education and the problems of perfectionism in students. We touch on the issue of gender and resilience, as well as considering how teachers can manage some of the stressful situations they often encounter. We also put Sarah’s expertise to the test by presenting her with a number of typical scenarios that colleagues may, at some point in their careers, have faced in the workplace.