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New Staff Wellbeing Charter

New Staff Wellbeing Charter

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

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...
Communicating remotely and effectively

Communicating remotely and effectively

The words ‘unprecedented times’ and the ‘new normal’ have well and truly entered our vocabulary. We are all finding our...
Leading staff wellbeing video

Leading staff wellbeing video

This 26 minute video on leading staff wellbeing takes you through the key steps you should cover if you want...
Measuring Staff Wellbeing

Measuring Staff Wellbeing

The starting point for measuring staff wellbeing is to look at existing school data. This will include; Teacher retention levels,...
Leading schools in times of crisis: 6 practical steps

Leading schools in times of crisis: 6 practical steps

You may or may not have had training on school leadership in a crisis. Being prepared certainly helps, though the...
The symptoms of stress and lower resilience

The symptoms of stress and lower resilience

When you have low levels of resilience, find it difficult to navigate or recover from challenges or are in a...
Staff exit interviews that improve retention and recruitment

Staff exit interviews that improve retention and recruitment

One part of improving retention and staff wellbeing is to understand why people leave and to take appropriate action. Carrying...
Staff wellbeing survey – how to run your own

Staff wellbeing survey – how to run your own

There are some good reasons why you might not want to run your own staff wellbeing survey. As the co-founder...
Put staff first video 5 – Setting goals and taking action

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...
Improve staff wellbeing by setting clear goals

Improve staff wellbeing by setting clear goals

You have measured your current staff wellbeing (reviewing your school data and running a survey). Your aim now should be...
School staff lifecycle. How to recruit and retain the best teachers and school staff?

School staff lifecycle. How to recruit and retain the best teachers and school staff?

Whenever your current employee or a prospective teacher interact with your school, they experience a ‘moment of truth’. In other...
What is staff wellbeing?

What is staff wellbeing?

There are many reasons why you will want to improve staff wellbeing and a strong evidence base of the impact...
Evidence for Improving Staff Wellbeing

Evidence for Improving Staff Wellbeing

There is strong evidence for improving staff wellbeing and there are three key groups you work with and support: Pupils...
Technology for working remotely. Guide for school leaders and staff

Technology for working remotely. Guide for school leaders and staff

Download the guide to technology for working remotely and share it with your colleagues. If you are a school leader...
Support your school staff during the COVID-19 outbreak: 8 tips

Support your school staff during the COVID-19 outbreak: 8 tips

School leaders and staff have been thrown into the next century overnight, with a forced work-from-home policy and little or...
Leadership behaviours at your school. Providing the best employee experience

Leadership behaviours at your school. Providing the best employee experience

There is a competitive, moral and financial imperative for schools and MATs to build a culture where staff really matter. ...
Staff wellbeing survey – should you run one now?

Staff wellbeing survey – should you run one now?

I know staff wellbeing remains a priority and keeping to routine and some normality is going to be important for...
Put staff first Video 4 – Measuring staff wellbeing

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...
Tips for remote working during the COVID-19 lockdown

Tips for remote working during the COVID-19 lockdown

The current lockdown poses significant challenges for staff, especially those who usually spend most of their time in the classroom....
The major causes of workplace stress and poor staff wellbeing

The major causes of workplace stress and poor staff wellbeing

You need to be able to identify those things most likely to cause stress in the workplace.  This article is...
Avoid thinking traps and improve staff wellbeing

Avoid thinking traps and improve staff wellbeing

One way of improving staff wellbeing is to help staff help themselves. With many members of your team working from...
Put staff first video 3 – The major causes of workplace stress

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...
School Staff Wellbeing Policy – Free Draft

School Staff Wellbeing Policy – Free Draft

At Welbee, we support schools and Trusts to measure and improve staff wellbeing, collect honest feedback and take actions that...
Develop a positive mindset (resilience chat cards)

Develop a positive mindset (resilience chat cards)

Your mindset is a set of beliefs you have about yourself, others and the world. It plays an important part...
Find your purpose (resilience chat cards)

Find your purpose (resilience chat cards)

Having a clear purpose in your job and being able to align this to that of your school will really...
Resilience and Wellbeing Toolkit

Resilience and Wellbeing Toolkit

Resilience is about our ability to adapt and bounce back when things don't go as planned.  The articles and chat...
Take physical action (resilience chat cards)

Take physical action (resilience chat cards)

How well do you look after yourself and how comfortable are you in taking action? Feeling tired, hungry or thirsty...
Put staff first Video 2 – Wellbeing in the workplace

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...
Managing stress and building resilience

Managing stress and building resilience

Pressure is something you will experience and not all stress can be avoided. It’s healthy to tackle situations that you...
Plan for what might happen (resilience chat cards)

Plan for what might happen (resilience chat cards)

Depending on your experience, you will know about many of the challenges you face, but how well do you plan...
Put staff first Video 1 – Introduction to wellbeing

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...
Put yourself in the right place (resilience chat cards)

Put yourself in the right place (resilience chat cards)

To develop and grow you have to be comfortable in taking risks and learning from mistakes. Put yourself in the...
Find your passion (resilience chat cards)

Find your passion (resilience chat cards)

Having passion and energy is very important in any job and particularly during very busy periods. Use the resilience chat...
Achieve high participation for your staff wellbeing survey

Achieve high participation for your staff wellbeing survey

If you want to measure staff wellbeing then one thing you can do is run a survey. If you are...
13 tips to transform your energy at school and home

13 tips to transform your energy at school and home

You might need to transform your energy if you feel: Your workload is too heavy or you have too much...
The difference between pressure and stress

The difference between pressure and stress

There is a difference between pressure and stress. Pressure can be positive and a motivating factor and is often essential...
Build your support team (resilience chat cards)

Build your support team (resilience chat cards)

Being part of a happy, effective team and having your own support team will help you to be more resilient...
Improve staff wellbeing by managing thinking

Improve staff wellbeing by managing thinking

  Can you improve staff wellbeing by managing your thinking? Creating a culture where staff thrive and can do their...
School staff wellbeing – make it your No.1 Focus

School staff wellbeing – make it your No.1 Focus

If yours is a typical school, then it is likely to be under real strain over the next few years...
Improve your staff wellbeing by taking the right action

Improve your staff wellbeing by taking the right action

You have measured your current staff wellbeing, set your goals and if you want to improve your staff wellbeing you...