There is another way you might want to think about wellbeing - it's like building a house (of organisational wellbeing)!
School leaders, thinking about staff wellbeing, tend to start by giving something away for free. Training, counselling, or helping improve fitness, health or nutrition with a wellbeing day. This isn’t the best place to start.
Our approach is different!
When tackling staff wellbeing we will help you focus on the right areas to maximise your time, effort and money. While current hot topics are resilience and mindfulness training, we will work with you on the things that make the real difference for whole school wellbeing and performance.
This will also reduce costs and put money back into your budget, enabling you to better meet the challenges you are facing. You can use our calculator to see the savings you will make by clicking the button below.
House of Organisational Wellbeing - Click on the diagram to enlarge it.
Like building a house, without strong foundations, any wellbeing initiatives will have little impact and won't last.
How do you make wellbeing part of the culture?
The nuts and bolts of our approach include:
- Measuring current wellbeing and its likely impact on performance
- Self-assessment of school leadership behaviours
- Establishing a clear strategy and implementation as part of the school development or improvement plan
- Reviewing how school systems support wellbeing and performance (including staff and student psychological safety, staff working hours and workload, one to one time, performance management and the extent to which leaders delegate responsibility and staff accept it).
To create whole school wellbeing and achieve long-term results, are you focusing on the right areas (shown in area 1 in the diagram above). This will improve results, reduce costs and achieve a significant return on your investment.
Take a look at the foundations - how does your school measure against them?
If you would like to learn more about the steps needed to build your foundations then e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit the Acceleration Academy here.