At John Gulson Primary School, staff well-being is central to who we are and what we do. Staff well-being comes in various guises; we are robust in ensuring that our approach to well-being is not tokenistic but rather has demonstrable impact of the working lives of all staff within our care.
We have 3 policies bespoke to staff well-being:
- Staff Well-Being Policy;
- Menopause Policy;
- Staff Domestic Abuse Policy.
We also have a staff wellbeing committee, who consist of staff members from a range of roles. We meet regularly to review practices with input from all staff. We are currently working towards the ‘Staff Wellbeing School Impact Award Gold Mark’.
On a practical, day-to-day basis, our team can expect:
- Joint PPA with your year group colleague in a half-day block to encourage collaborative thinking and support. This can be taken on- OR off-site;
- A commitment to reducing unnecessary workload;
- One INSET day per year dedicated to well-being;
- One staff meeting per term dedicated to staff well-being;
- Access to counselling via the Promoting Health at Work process;
- A supportive SLT with an open door policy;
- Ongoing commitment to professional development, ranging from developing classroom practice to developing yourself via higher education or completion of a NPQ;
- A real commitment to work-life balance.
- Access to 8 qualified adult mental health first aiders, consisting of a variety of staff within a variety of roles to provide expert support where required.
Our Adult Mental Health First Aiders
Adult Mental Health First Aiders (ID 1319)
Our Staff Wellbeing Survery - January 2024
John Gulson Primary School has a positive impact on my mental health and wellbeing.
At John Gulson Primary School, staff are encouraged to speak openly about their mental wellbeing.
At John Gulson Primary School, we have a mental health / wellbeing policy in place, which includes the mental wellbeing of staff. This includes access to a range of qualified adult mental health first aiders.
Have any of the following caused you to feel stressed or unhappy at work since September 2023?
If I felt stressed or worried at work, I feel I can seek help from (select as many as apply):
My SLT takes active steps to support the mental wellbeing of staff
There is no bullying in the workplace
Staff have good relationships with each other, underpinned by the school values
Staff have good relationships with the children, underpinned by the school values
Staff have good relationships with our community, underpinned by the school values
There is a commitment to my professional development, and I have access to high quality CPD
I have the chance to share my skills and strengths
The staffroom feels like a safe, positive, welcoming and supportive place
What positives would you like to share?