Work-life balance is not easy to achieve but research has identified imbalance as a main cause of good teachers leaving the profession. With workforce remodelling all staff have a critical role in school life and their Wellbeing is also important.
The School Wellbeing Programme aims to:
- make sustainable improvements in the Wellbeing of all staff in our schools
- promote supportive and well-informed managerial practice to develop a healthy workplace and bring about organisational progress
- enable individuals and groups of staff to successfully manage the pressures they face
- see pupils thriving in a less stressed environment
When a school has expressed an interest in the Wellbeing Programme, our Retention Officer briefs the Headteacher on Wellness Management and the contents of the programme. The next step is an Engagement Session, delivered by the KCC Recruitment and Retention Team to all school staff. This is tailored to the individual school and aims to inform staff about aspects of their own daily wellness.
After this session your staff will be ready to complete the Online Wellness Questionnaire that is central to the Wellness Programme. This confidential on-line questionnaire covers the following topics:
- Me and My Job
The results of the questionnaire will be analysed and reported back to the individual in a Personal Wellness Profile, enabling them to gain a deeper insight into their personal wellness, including satisfaction with lifestyle, physical and psychological well-being, and attitudes and behaviours relating to wellness.
In addition to this personal feedback, the Recruitment and Retention Manager will personally deliver a Whole School Wellness Report which is an anonymous summary of the wellness data collected from all staff. The Headteacher will then be able to discuss the data with the Recruitment and Retention Manager in order to improve the school’s Wellness Management and the health and happiness of all its staff.
For information on the Kent County Council Wellbeing Programme, contact Janice Judge by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.