How to review your staff wellbeing policy
Find everything you need to review and approve your school's wellbeing policy, including what to look for in the policy and key questions to ask your school leaders.
Key points to look out for
Below we suggest what might be included in a staff wellbeing policy but, since it’s not statutory, policies can vary.
Aims and objectives
Your policy should state how it aims to support staff wellbeing through things like:
- Working to improve areas that staff have identified as having a negative impact on their physical or mental health
- Building a supportive work environment
- Acknowledging that staff needs can change over time
- Supporting healthy work/life balance
- Providing support for specific wellbeing issues that staff might experience
- Making staff aware of their role in working towards whole-school wellbeing
Roles and responsibilities
Governing board will be mindful of its duty of care to staff, monitor the effectiveness of the policy and hold the headteacher to account If you're in a MAT, make sure the policy is clear on which responsibilities sit at trust level and which