14 Proven Ways to Transform Staff Wellbeing in Your School or College
Why staff wellbeing is important
In my experience, mention the word wellbeing to a school leader and they will automatically assume you’re referring to the wellbeing of their pupils. I suppose that shouldn’t surprise us. After all, everything that happens in a school is focused on improving the outcomes of our young people, and we often associate success in this regard with the selfless sacrifices staff make (in terms of their time, energy, and even their own wellbeing).
All too often, as educators, we see our wellbeing as collateral damage in the fight to ensure the young people in our care are happy and able to achieve their potential. That’s not just extremely sad - it’s actually counterintuitive. It forgets that happy, contented teachers and support staff are far more likely to have positive interactions with their pupils, leading to a positive impact on pupil wellbeing.