Promoting a culture of wellbeing in schools and trusts

School leaders and governing boards have significant responsibilities to support the wellbeing of those employed in their schools and trusts, including their work-life balance.

We've worked with Schools Advisory Service (SAS) to create a wellbeing evaluation tool. The tool focuses on the wellbeing of school leaders, their self-care and how this is modelled throughout the school/trust.

Download the evaluation tool (PDF)

Download the evaluation tool (Microsoft Word)

It is important for those governing and leading schools and trusts to understand the legal requirements with which they must comply. However, it is much more important to look beyond this and to reflect on the culture of wellbeing that exists in the school or trust. The evaluation tool invites participants to reflect on the approach taken towards staff wellbeing at board and operational level in their school or trust.

We recommend that the evaluation tool is completed as a joint activity involving the senior executive leader, the chair of the governing board and/or a relevant governor/trustee as determined by the level of delegation in the school or trust.

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