Is Your CPD Ready for September?

At the heart of any successful workplace wellbeing programme is a shared belief that employee wellbeing matters. The 2020 Health and Wellbeing at Work Survey from the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) found that the top three benefits of employers increasing their focus on employee wellbeing are: better employee morale and engagement, a healthier and more inclusive culture, and a lower sickness absence.

We offer a range of services designed to support schools cultivate work cultures in which employees can thrive and create healthy habits in both their personal and professional lives. We can educate and raise awareness on topics such as physical, financial, social, and mental wellbeing. Through improved understanding we can ensure that our colleagues are not met with misunderstanding, stigma or discrimination but are instead encouraged and supported to prioritise their health and wellbeing. In doing so, we will benefit from a healthier, happier, and more productive workforce and benefit from higher staff retention. 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that will help an individual manage their own career journey, maintain competency in their profession, address any skill gaps, and allows the employee to pursue an area of interest such as becoming a Mental Health First Aider. CPD is also key in supporting school staff retention in the workplace, nurturing talent, and allowing individuals to develop their knowledge which contributes to an overall sense of belonging and workplace wellbeing.

So, what can you ensure your staff have their continuous professional development ready for September?

Our free Introduction to Wellbeing webinar is the perfect place to start for any Senior Mental Health leads, Wellbeing Champions, Senior Leadership teams and any member of staff with a passion for improving staff wellbeing. This course provides simple steps to get you started on your school’s wellbeing journey and is a great way to develop staff members who are interested in workplace wellbeing.

How to Book

Our Wellbeing Advisors can provide more information on our other wellbeing training courses that we have available to support your staff with their personal development journeys. You can also find some great resources and wellbeing tips on the Kent-Teach Wellbeing Hub.

Another way you can support your team to develop without spending a penny is through online videos. Ted Talks is a great place to start with some fantastic videos on a wide variety of topics which will help employees progress with their teaching career. Here are our 10 favourite Ted Talks all educators should watch.

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