Diminishing budgets, increased pressure on student attainment, longer hours and more paperwork are just some of challenges in the current educational environment. With so many things going on, wellbeing may be overlooked as a luxury rather than as essential part of a school plan.
However, staff wellbeing is a vital factor for quality, performance and productivity. Demotivated staff are often disengaged, they do not enjoy their jobs and eventually leave.
Research shows that teacher happiness has a knock-on effect for students. It also directly influences greater staff retention, decreases sick leave, and lowers supply teacher costs. Therefore, helping your teaching teams understand how they can help themselves and access behaviours that increase wellbeing, while supporting them through simple school initiatives, will greatly benefit you, your school, pupils and teams.
The session was excellent, engaging, informative, practical and funny with clear expectations. We have had positive comments from staff. This course will really help planning for wellbeing moving forwards.