Wellbeing is all about our holistic health, including the physical and emotional. When we have good levels of wellbeing we feel that life is in balance and that we can generally cope well. We feel motivated and engaged, we’re resilient and able to deal effectively with daily troubles, as well as ’bounce back’ from life’s challenges.
Good staff wellbeing is essential for cultivating a mentally healthy school, for retaining and motivating staff and for promoting pupil wellbeing and attainment.
As Rosehill School staff juggle a multitude of different tasks and demands, it is important that everyone is given the right emotional and practical support so that they can, in turn, support their pupils.
In addition to having a positive impact on colleagues and children, staff wellbeing can improve performance and job satisfaction, which can lead to reduced staff turnover. It can also help to reduce absence (both short and long term), increase productivity and promote staff engagement.
Please see below the range of wellbeing opportunities, we take part in.
Rosehill is committed to considering and supporting the wellbeing of all our staff. As part of this commitment, and through a coordinated effort with school staff and leaders, we aim to ensure workload can be managed and reduced.
We recognise that staff workload can become overwhelming, which in turn affects staff wellbeing and prevents a healthy work-life balance. We believe that we have a collective responsibility to ensure working at the school remains manageable, a positive experience, and, above all, enjoyable.
By providing this support, we hope that we can retain and recruit more staff and meet our core values and ethos for helping and caring for one another.
To protect staff wellbeing, we have designed a Fair Workload Charter.
Rosehill School’s ‘Fair Workload Charter’ sets out what staff can expect as part of their role within the school.
Intentions of the charter
Rosehill’s Fair Workload Charter
Designing a Fair Workload Charter has helped us to agree what each of these intentions should look like in practice and therefore enables the governing body, SLT and school staff, to demonstrate our support in helping to manage staff workload.
Providing a supportive workplace culture, which will be ensured by:
Fair and reasonable workload which will be ensured by:
Clear and consistent information sharing which will be ensured by:
High quality training and professional development opportunities that meet the needs of individual members of staff by:
In addition to the above, teaching staff at the school can expect:
Rosehill has signed up to Nottingham City’s Fair Workload Charter http://www.nottinghamschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/53683_EIB-FAIR-WORKLOAD-CHARTER-2.11.16.pdf
For more information about the charter please follow this link http://www.nottinghamschools.org/fair-workload/
Current Staff Wellbeing Opportunities
At Rosehill School we have a caring ethos and the senior leadership team build a culture of trust where school staff feel valued, can be open about their health and wellbeing and know how to access support if they need it. This year, together as a school team we have set up the following staff wellbeing opportunities.
Rosehill is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of staff. Preventing stress is a major factor in maintaining the staff wellbeing.
We do this by providing a supportive workplace culture, ensuring a fair and reasonable workload, ensuring clear and consistent information sharing and providing high quality training and professional development.
Rosehill School has a staff room in each of its departments and a display in the main staffroom with plenty of information on concern for wellbeing.