Wellbeing in itself isn’t a new topic, however, we believe it can and should be measured. Given the impact the pandemic has had on staff wellbeing, especially among staff teaching internationally, it’s now more important than ever that schools commit to creating a wellbeing-focused culture. If you’ve happy teachers who are delivering great lessons to the best of their ability, you’re more likely to have happy students with better outcomes.
Creating a culture of wellbeing in your school shows staff that you take their wellbeing seriously, helps you to open a conversation with staff about their wellbeing and mental health, and involve everyone in creating a staff wellbeing strategy.
For more than 100 years, we’ve partnered with schools, listened to teachers and been a champion of great teaching. Our innovative solutions can help you to make the greatest difference in education.
1. Staff wellbeing training course from Tes Safeguarding
Our online training course Supporting Staff Wellbeing in Schools can provide you and your staff with information, guidance and support to look after your own wellbeing and that of your colleagues, covering topics from the meaning of mental health and wellbeing, and taking a holistic approach to wellbeing to situations where staff wellbeing is at risk.
2. Staff Pulse
Staff Pulse is a wellbeing survey tool that helps you to understand how your staff are feeling. With questions developed by a psychologist, it captures staff feedback across 21 different categories, including wellbeing. You can also add your own custom questions.
In anonymous scoring and commenting on given statements, staff can be totally honest about how they feel and how you can support their wellbeing, without fear of judgement or repercussions. The results from the surveys will help you to identify actionable insights in both strength and problem areas from which you can create an action plan for improvement.
You can share the steps you’re taking with your staff to help them to understand why you’ve taken a particular action and encourage their participation in future surveys. Once an action plan has been put into place, staff can see that they’re been listened to and that they, and their opinions, matter.
3. Edval Timetable
It’s often hard to accommodate flexible working hours, especially if you’ve multiple staff making different requests. This can mean you can only offer limited flexibility to part-time teachers or teachers requesting flexible working hours. Smarter timetabling can help you to prioritise teacher choices and welfare and create a solution that supports flexible working hours. Our smart algorithm can factor in teacher availabilities and requests, which can open up more options for working hours and will lead to happier teachers and better learning outcomes for students.
4. Class Charts
Poor pupil behaviour can be one of the biggest barriers to good teaching and learning that teachers face. Class Charts is a quick and easy seating planner and behaviour management tool that records behaviours in less than 30 seconds and can instantly create and rearrange seating plans in a couple of clicks. It suggests seating plans based on information provided by your school – such as achievement data – to help optimise pupil performance at the click of a button. It supports all staff – from NQTs to supply teachers – to take a proactive approach to poor behaviour; reducing teachers’ workload and removing barriers to learning.
5. Tes Develop
Through our whole-school training platform, Develop, you can provide unlimited access for all your staff to over 140 flexible online CPD courses covering a wide range of teachers' professional development needs. Develop allows you to manage CPD more strategically, raise the standard of teaching across your school, align with best practice and ensure your whole school is up-to-date and compliant with the latest safeguarding and duty of care training.
To find out how we can support you with our trusted education solutions, contact us today to speak to an education consultant.