Discover how schools across the UK are retaining more staff and boosting their morale with this one simple step.
Running a school can be incredibly challenging, and one of the biggest challenges is keeping the staff happy, healthy and motivated. A happy teacher teaches better, takes less time off sick and wants to build a career at your school.
The profession has changed drastically over the 18 years I have been teaching. Teachers are over-worked, stressed and feel undervalued. Stress leads to sickness and absence, and ultimately when teachers feel they don't have the capacity to provide a first class education, they leave. After all, isn't this why we all get into teaching in the first place, because we are passionate about making a difference in childrens lives.
Teachers are leaving in their droves, causing a recruitment crisis. From my research across the sector, there is a distinct lack of self-care, skipping lunch and breaks, not hydrating properly, working far more hours than they are paid for and this results in a poor immune system, and then sickness.
Nourish The Workplace
An anonymous staff survey gives you what you really need to know - how staff feel about working at your school. Are the wellbeing initiates that you have in place actually working? Are people happy and feel able to do their job effectively?
You may feel that they are but it's often the small things that go unnoticed that really affect people's mental wellbeing and our staff survey finds that out.
The toolkit gives you the chance to show just how you are prioritising staff wellbeing. You can implement any changes that are raised in the survey and evidence the toolkit with information about your school in any way you like.
It is a quick and easy process, we aim for completing within 2 months of signing up and the toolkit is straightforward to complete.
So how much to become a member of Nourish the Workplace?
£185 for a Primary School
£250 for a Secondary School
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We look forward to working with your school to make it the very best place to teach and for your children to get the education they deserve.
A Nourish School should have
- A manageable and appropriate workload
- A fully functioning, well equipped staff kitchen
- A welcoming staffroom with enough room for the staff to sit.
- A member of staff in charge of staff wellbeing who is not on the SLT.
- Wellbeing covered in CPD 3 times a year.
- Flexible access to school during the holidays
- Proof that they are implementing the ‘Find Fifteen’ initiative.
- Staff absence managed effectively and as low as possible
- A positive staff survey result