What do we do for staff wellbeing?

If you've been tasked with reporting to governors on staff wellbeing and workload, or generating ideas for action, use this list as a starting point

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Liz Worthen is the head of content at Optimus Education. Starting her career as a secondary school English teacher, Liz has since worked in education resource and CPD programme management. She has a particular interest in workforce development...

'So, what are we doing to support staff wellbeing and reduce workload?' If you have a responsibility for answering this question, download these prompts and questions.

They are intended to:

  • remind you of what you're already doing, or have done, to support staff wellbeing
  • generate ideas as to strategies or actions you could consider
  • provide links to further reading and resources.

This list is not intended to be prescriptive or exhaustive!

Suggestions cover a range of areas, including:

  • planning, marking and data
  • professional development
  • emails and meetings
  • personal and practical support. 

If you have further suggestions to add, please contact liz.worthen@optimus-education.com

The suggestions have been gathered from a range of people and sources, with particular thanks to attendees and speakers at the Managing Staff Wellbeing & Workload conference.


Last Updated: 
08 Jan 2018