Supporting Staff Wellbeing in Schools and Colleges
About this course
School staff often juggle multiple tasks and demands, so a focus on staff wellbeing has become increasingly important.
In order to effectively support the mental health and wellbeing of pupils we must first support the mental health and wellbeing of school staff.
Taking good care of staff both emotionally and practically helps them to perform to the best of their ability and ensures that they are better able to support pupils. Workloads, deadlines and challenging behaviours can all impact negatively on the wellbeing of school staff.
Staff who have good mental wellbeing are more likely to have the necessary resources to be able to manage and plan during or after stressful episodes whether with a pupil, a class, a colleague, an inspector or a parent.
This training will outline practical tools and a framework for promoting and supporting staff wellbeing in school and colleges. It will draw on examples that have been tried and tested in a range of school settings. The training will give the opportunity for attendees to develop a project to take back to their settings and embed.
There is an optional 1.5 hour follow up group consultation webinar to discuss this project approximately 6 weeks after the training.
Who is this training suitable for?
The training is suitable for anyone working with children and young people in a school or college setting and could include:
- Senior Leadership Team
- Teaching Assistants
- Pastoral Care team members
- School Governors
Participants will come away with a better understanding of:
- Why it is important to prioritise staff, as well as pupil wellbeing
- How to embed and establish processes that support and promote staff wellbeing
- Practical tips and tools for promoting staff wellbeing using both a targeted and universal approach.
We regularly hold trainings at the Centre or if you are interested in commissioning a training for your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org