By joining with us you will be supported in the following areas:
- Setting up your own branded and recognised wellbeing questionnaire. This is the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland’s Indicator Tool, which has been shown to be a good predictor of work place stress. This includes a full report of results – you just have to send the link to your staff and ensure people take the survey.
- Support in using the questionnaire results and other school data to establish your long-term strategy, setting goals/objectives to include improvements to the data reviewed, for example, absences, turnover and results.
- Group training on the development of wellbeing as a strategy and as part of the school development plan.
- Help in identifying the changes needed to the environment and culture, including how line managers support the wellbeing of others. Other follow up line manager questionnaires are also available.
- Involve staff and all stakeholders in the process, using resources and processes already developed and used by other schools, including the provision of a starter workshop you can use with staff to commence your programme in school and gain buy-in.
- Training days each term. By sharing materials we also help you to cascade the training in your school. Sessions may include measuring wellbeing, setting wellbeing goals, developing your strategy, managing change, coaching for wellbeing, managing stress, reducing workload, building resilience (these are linked to improving mental health and performance) and profiling (among others).
- Resources for staff, including guides to wellbeing, building resilience, and chat cards (these help staff to have conversations with themselves and refer to specific situations they are likely to face in school). There are also other resources from blast sessions run in Ballyclare High school.
- Access to 63 lesson plans for students, including resilience, growth mindset, self- awareness and self-management to use as part of PD and to support whole school wellbeing and resilience. These have been recently recommended by the PSHE association in England as part of their character curriculum planning toolkit, are in use in over 150 UK schools and sell for £1497.
- Additional coaching support by phone and e-mail will be provided if required, to support school leaders in implementing their strategy. These sessions can be booked as needed to make sure the focus on wellbeing is maintained and any issues are dealt with promptly.
The total number of days training support will depend on the number of schools involved, because we will invest all the school subscriptions directly back into the training and support that is provided to you. It will be a minimum of 6 days access for each school.
All the above is for an initial investment of £1000 + VAT. This will allow you to become a member and receive all the above benefits.
This is the fastest way to accelerate your progress, to learn what works and to develop and implement your plan. If you are interested in finding out more then please get in touch.
Here is what one of our principals has to say.
“We have been using the excellent Successful Lives student resources in the School for a number of years. Reductions to funding in recent years have increased the challenges faced by schools and their staff, so when I was given the opportunity to be part of a group of schools, all interested in improving staff wellbeing and through this student outcomes, it seemed an obvious direction for the school to take.
The value for money from attending the first few days of training has been outstanding – looking at staff wellbeing, workplace stress, managing change and student resilience. I’m just running the HSENI Indicator tool with my staff to measure current wellbeing and most of the process has been done for me. £1000 was a lot of money for us to consider investing given the current budget position, however the value obtained so far has made this an easy investment to support – and there is still more to come. Working with other schools and having regular training is also helping us to implement solutions back in school.”
Mr Eric Thompson, Principal Glenlola Collegiate Grammar School