Bill Rogers argues that colleague support can affect wellbeing, professional esteem and professional coping. He asks the questions:
'What makes colleague support effective and why?'
'Who initiates support and how?'
'How does such support affect personal coping and the ability to manage the day to day grind of teaching?'
'How does colleague support affect longer term issues such as professional feedback, appraisal of teaching, curriculum planning, lesson planning, as well as ongoing concerns such as classroom discipline and behaviour management?'
'How does colleague support affect the impact and management of change?'