Staff Wellbeing

Cultivate a healthy school environment by managing work-related stress and creating a culture of staff wellbeing.

How to use this course

Each of the five units in this course lasts around 90 minutes. 

Units 1 and 2 should be used with members of the senior leadership.

Units 3, 4 and 5 are suitable to be used with all members of staff.

Author and trainer

Kathryn Lovewell

With teachers' workloads spiraling out of control, a renewed pressure from Government reforms and increasingly demanding Ofsted inspections, there's never been a greater need for schools to prioritise staff wellbeing. Beyond the associated health risks, it is essential that staff are physically and mentally prepared if the school is to meet its obligations.

This course will enable you to:

  • make use of techniques to manage your own work-related stress
  • formulate strategies with your peers to reduce stress and build resilience 
  • analyse your school's working environment and ethos and identify possible improvements
  • assist with creating a sustainable wellbeing culture in your school.

Written by experienced teacher trainer Kathryn Lovewell, this course contains practical solutions and suggestions for promoting staff wellbeing; from coping strategies and techniques, to identifying and dealing with the root causes of a stressful workplace in a whole-school approach.

The course also makes use of video stimulus materials featuring school staff and wellbeing professionals; these are designed to guide participants through the associated tasks, and deliver practical and informative wellbeing advice.

After completing this course, or a unit within it, contact us to receive your certificate of attendance on training@optimus-education.com.

Certificate of completion

Completed a unit or a whole course? Complete our short survey and we will send you a certificate.