Wellbeing is all about our holistic health, including the physical and emotional. When we have good levels of wellbeing we feel that life is in balance and that we can generally cope well. We feel motivated and engaged, we’re resilient and able to deal effectively with daily troubles, as well as ’bounce back’ from life’s challenges.Good staff wellbeing is essential for cultivating a mentally healthy school, for retaining and motivating staff and for promoting pupil wellbeing and attainment.
As school staff juggle a multitude of different tasks and demands, it is important that everyone is given the right emotional and practical support so that they can, in turn, support their pupils.
In addition to having a positive impact on colleagues and children, staff wellbeing can improve performance and job satisfaction, which can lead to reduced staff turnover. It can also help to reduce absence (both short and long term), increase productivity and promote staff engagement.
We are building our mental health and wellbeing offer for our whole staff team and community on the principles of wellness and happiness.
Mental Health First Aiders
Mrs ScottDeputy Headteacher
Miss HarrisPastoral Lead
Our Wellbeing Team is made up of members of staff from across the school.
They meet regularly to discuss key issues as they arise and plan our staff events such as Golden weeks. Staff receive weekly bulletins from the wellbeing team on a Wednesday Morning.
Every half term staff have a 'Golden Week' with in this week we strive to address the Five Steps to Wellbeing.
There is always a range of actives that take place daily and are optional to staff. For example; Mindfulness colouring, moment of kindness acts , writing a thank you note, staff breakfast on Friday (Fry Up Friday) , dress down day, Tea trolley Tuesday, walk the mile ... to name a few. We always raise for money for a charity through a staff raffle and there are no meetings after school on any day.