Workload and wellbeing

  • Alcohol at staff parties
    It’s up to you to decide whether staff can drink alcohol at social events like Christmas parties. Take a look at some of the things to consider, and see how other schools approach this issue.
  • Developing peer-to-peer mentoring
    Learn how to use peer mentoring effectively and what peer-to-peer sessions might look like, to create a supportive professional culture in your school.
  • How to improve staff mental health and wellbeing across your trust
    There's no silver bullet to improving mental health and wellbeing across your trust. The needs in one school will be different to another, so it's important you help your schools tailor an approach to their context. Find out what's worked for 5 leaders we spoke to and how you can make it work for you.
    For Trust Leaders
  • How to run a working group to improve staff wellbeing: case study
    Hardenhuish School's wellbeing and workload working group comes together to discuss practical solutions to discrete workload burdens, 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 staff
    Know 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 mythbuster
    Separate fact from fiction around marking and reduce your staff's workload. Learn the truth in relation to Ofsted inspections and understand what effective marking looks like.
  • New headteacher's presentation to staff
    Find 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.
  • Staff survey pack
    Everything you need to create your staff survey – a statement bank covering a range of topics, plus a survey template and a letter to staff. See examples of staff questionnaires used by schools.
  • Staff wellbeing toolkit for line managers
    Use these resources to help you look after the wellbeing of your staff. Feel equipped to spot wellbeing challenges, take the appropriate next steps, and support a whole-school focus on wellbeing.
  • Teacher workload audit tool
    Use our teacher workload audit tool to spot workload issues and cut down on time wasted on ineffective or unproductive tasks.
  • Trans staff: summary of legal rights
    Understand your legal responsibilities around supporting staff who identify as trans in the workplace and learn how to make informed decisions around the arrangements you put in place.