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Measure staff wellbeing

New Staff Wellbeing Charter

Mark Solomons, CEO of staff wellbeing specialists Welbee welcomes the DfE announcement to monitor staff happiness under a new Wellbeing Charter.

The Welbee team and I were delighted to read John Dickens’ article in Schools Week on the DfE’s commitment to staff wellbeing in schools.

It is right that school leaders are encouraged to put more …

Give staff a bigger voice

Acknowledging, listening and responding to staff on an ongoing basis are three of the most important ways to ensure you give them a bigger voice and as a result they are more likely to thrive at work

While it’s right that staff need to take responsibility for their own performance and wellbeing, including while working …

Leading staff wellbeing video

This 26 minute video on leading staff wellbeing takes you through the key steps you should cover if you want to cut through the noise and know where to start and what to focus on for greatest impact.

The video covers:

What we mean by staff wellbeingThe major causes of poor staff wellbeingWhy you should improve …

Measuring Staff Wellbeing

The starting point for measuring staff wellbeing is to look at existing school data. This will include;

Teacher retention levels, and details of why they leave. Staff absence rates.The number of grievances and disputes.Staff and student behaviour.Observation and feedback on staff performance and relationships (how they work together).              

This and …

Put staff first video 5 – Setting goals and taking action

Once you have measured your current staff wellbeing the next step is setting goals and taking action.

This is the fifth and final video in a series of short videos that explains why you might want to put staff first. In this video we look at:

The importance of setting specific goals; andTaking action

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What is staff wellbeing?

There are many reasons why you will want to improve staff wellbeing and a strong evidence base of the impact of doing this. First though we need to understand what is staff wellbeing?

There is no quick or simple answer, as there are multiple descriptions and definitions. The office of national statistics reports on a …

Put staff first Video 4 – Measuring staff wellbeing

Measuring staff wellbeing should be your starting point if you want to improve it.

This is the fourth in a series of five short videos that explains why you might want to put staff first. In this video we look at:

Why you should measure staff wellbeing; andHow best to measure it

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Put staff first video 3 – The major causes of workplace stress

If you want to improve staff wellbeing it is important to understand what has the biggest impact on it and the major causes of workplace stress and poor wellbeing.

This is the third in a series of five short videos that explains more about this.

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Put staff first Video 2 – Wellbeing in the workplace

Why would you want to improve staff wellbeing in the workplace? Richard Branson is used as a positive example in this video and recently he has come in for criticism. Whatever your views of him as a person or his tax position, he has built and employed tens of thousands of people. He has …

Put staff first Video 1 – Introduction to wellbeing

Staff are our most expensive and important asset and does our language and behaviour demonstrate this. We usually spend most of our time talking about our students and in this video we look at putting staff first and an introduction to wellbeing.

While student outcomes are why we exist, putting staff front and centre …