Alcohol at staff partiesIt’s for you to decide whether staff can drink alcohol at social events like Christmas parties. Find out what you should consider and how you might fund this, and see how some other schools approach this issue.
Case studies on staff wellbeing and work-life balanceHow can schools improve the work-life balance and wellbeing of their staff? We feature case studies from 4 schools, with ideas that could help you retain staff and make savings on your recruitment budget. We also link to an article with advice on strategies to support staff wellbeing.
Flexible working: examplesJob share arrangements can boost retention and reduce levels of absence, sickness and stress. We link to an example of how flexible working can be managed from a teaching union and further examples from schools and LAs.
Flexible working for senior leadersCan staff in the leadership group have flexible working arrangements? We relay guidance on senior leaders’ rights and schools’ duties in relation to flexible working. You will also find expert advice on determining pay, hours and duties for a member of the leadership team who is working part-time.
How to run a working group to improve staff wellbeing: case studyHardenhuish School started a staff wellbeing and workload working group to help develop practical solutions to discrete problems and implement new initiatives based on best practice. Hear how Jo Glossop, the school's assistant head, set it up and how you can too.
How to run welfare checks for school staffKnow how to conduct wellbeing checks with your staff so you can effectively provide support and respond to any problems they have. Download our list of discussion questions to help you prepare.
Marking mythbusterMeaningful feedback that improves pupils’ work does not have to be written. However, many school leaders are still telling us that they are struggling with reducing marking workload in their school. To help, we've put together this mythbuster to help you work out what you don't have to worry about.
New headteacher's presentation to staffFind out how to introduce yourself to staff for the first time and get advice on what you should cover to help you set the groundwork for building good relationships.
Pre-flight meeting checklistCut the time you and your staff spend in meetings by using our downloadable pre-flight checklist. It will help you to decide when you definitely need a meeting, who really needs to be there, and when to send a memo instead.
Staff survey packEverything you need to create your survey – a statement bank covering a range of topics, a survey template and a letter to staff. Plus, examples from schools.
Staff wellbeing daysAre there examples of staff wellbeing and motivation days? We relay advice from one of our associate education experts and refer to examples of wellbeing days from a school and from universities.
Start-of-year presentations and meetings for staffIs there advice on running start-of-year presentations and meetings? We relay advice from one of our associate education experts on what to include in such a presentation and link to examples of presentations. We also include advice from another expert on running start-of-year meetings.
Supporting trans staffHow can we support a staff member who is trans? We outline schools' legal responsibilities towards trans staff, and relay guidance on topics including changing records, communicating about a transition to parents and pupils, and the use of toilets and changing rooms.
Teacher workload audit toolUse our teacher workload audit tool to spot workload issues and cut down on time wasted on ineffective or unproductive tasks.
What not to do with pupil performance dataOfsted has warned against excessive use of data to assess pupil performance because it is not always reliable. Here are 5 common data practices that you could stop doing, and strategies to use instead, to identify what your pupils know and drive down teacher workload.