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Improving staff wellbeing

Use our guide to evaluate current practices and create a culture of wellbeing in your school or trust.

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Governing boards have significant responsibilities to support the wellbeing of all staff employed in their school or trust, including their work-life balance.

A healthy working environment contributes to attracting and retaining staff and is also likely to have a positive impact on pupil outcomes.

Boards should therefore make use of data (such as absence rates) and feedback, including surveys, to identify issues affecting staff wellbeing in their school or trust. They should also monitor the impact of strategies put in place to address issues and create a healthy working environment.

Use our guide to evaluate current practice, explore opportunities to reduce unnecessary workload, and create a culture of wellbeing in your school or trust.

Our guide covers:

  • the wellbeing of school and trust leaders
  • sources of information to monitor staff wellbeing
  • how to engage with staff
  • strategies to improve staff wellbeing

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