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School Leaders

Reducing barriers to learning.


School leaders, including both the SLT and Governing body, must be fully on-board to create a supportive and fulfilling culture at a school in regards to its staffs emotional and mental health. This section contains hints, tips, and ideas for school leaders.

   Anna Freud – Supporting Staff Wellbeing in Schools

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have put together a series of useful resources and guides designed to support School Leaders in embedding support for staff wellbeing. You can view their staff wellbeing booklet here: ...Read more

   Establishing a Wellbeing Committee

Successfully establishing and maintaining an effective Wellbeing Committee can be vital in embedding a culture of support in relation to the emotional and mental health of school staff. An effective Wellbeing committee can be a vehicle for positive change and constructive feedback. The...Read more

   Questions for school leaders and governors

Below are a number of useful questions for School Leaders and Governors to consider when implementing policies, procedures and guidance relating to the emotional and mental health of their staff. They cover topics are such as Governance, confidence, support, training and a whole schoo...Read more

   School Workload Reduction Toolkit

Managing staff workload is a vital strain of any school culture that actively engages with and supports its staffs emotional and mental health. This toolkit is a set of practical resources for school leaders and teachers to help reduce workload, produced by school leaders, teachers and...Read more

   Staff mental health in education toolkit

People are more and more aware of the need to support children, young people and those in education with their mental health. But working in education can have its intense demands and pressures too. Whether in colleges, schools or universities, it’s important to look out for staff and...Read more

   Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development

Effective professional development for teachers is a core part of securing effective teaching. It cannot exist in isolation, rather it requires a pervasive culture of scholarship with a shared commitment for teachers to support one another to develop so that pupils benefit from the highest quali...Read more

   Workload and Wellbeing Action Plan

Successfully embedding Workload and Wellbeing Action Plans for your staff can be vital in cementing a culture of support in relation to the emotional and mental health of school staff. Effective Workload and Wellbeing Action Plans can be a vehicle for continuous progress, quick identification of...Read more