1. Ask for staff opinions
- Ask your staff members’ opinions on issues that affect their health and wellbeing, such as workload, and how much work they're doing outside of working hours
- Consult staff about what would make a positive difference to their workload and wellbeing: is it changing the marking policy, or using the school budget for weekly yoga classes?
- Depending on what comes up most often in staff responses, make changes where possible. We've suggested some changes below, but take on board staff suggestions first
- Send out a survey at the start of the school year, and another at the end of the year, and compare the results. Use our staff survey pack to create your survey: it includes a statement bank covering a range of topics, a survey template and a letter to staff
This approach was shared with us by Byron Court Primary School in Brent.
Give staff a framework