How to monitor and support the wellbeing of your headteachers

Be clear on how you can monitor your headteachers' wellbeing and make sure they feel supported – both during coronavirus and beyond.

Last reviewed on 7 March 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Continue to provide additional support during coronavirus
  2. Have regular meetings with your headteachers
  3. Questions to ask during regular catch-ups
  4. Audit for potential stressors 
  5. Spot the signs that your headteachers need help
  6. Know where to get further support for your headteachers

Continue to provide additional support during coronavirus

The wellbeing measures you have in place when it's 'business as usual' still apply now (see the sections below for advice on those). But during coronavirus, as you now know, there are additional things to bear in mind. 

Maintain regular virtual meetings with your headteachers

It's likely you're doing this already, but you need to keep on top of your regular catch-ups with your headteachers to see how they're doing.

If your chairs of local governing bodies (LGBs) have a role to play here, make sure you involve them. For example, they might already meet with