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School Workforce Development Team Headteachers' Conference "Taking Care of Your Staff" 16th October 2007. What do we know? What are we finding out?. Teaching is one of the most stressful professions
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"Taking Care of Your Staff"
16th October 2007
The National Well-Being Programme from Worklife Support has been developed specifically for schools and is broadly equivalent to the HSE's Stress Management Standards approach.
Participation in the National Well-Being Programme will enable schools to demonstrate they have met their duty under Health and Safety legislation.
Source: Health & Safety Executive, February 2006
Source: KOMPIER, M.A.J. et al (1998)
Cases in Stress Prevention: the success of a participative and stepwise approach
HSE Management Standards
Contains 3 additional sections to provide extra information:
People strategies: IiP, CPD, PM, and HSE Management Standards
Ofsted & School Self-Evaluation
National Healthy School Standard
School standards and improvement
Workforce Remodelling, Extended Schools, and Every Child Matters
Well-Being schools Non-Well-Being schools
33% fall in sickness absence in primary schools, saving an average of £2,981
36% fall in sickness absence in secondary schools, saving an average of £11,025
50% reduction in staff turnover compared to non-Well-Being schools
15% rise in sickness absence in primary schools
5% fall in sickness absence in secondary schools
The number of teachers taking time off due to stress in Norfolk fell by around 40% between the summer terms of 2003 and 2004 and a further 40% between the summer terms of 2004 and 2005.
Norfolk County Council, as reported in Norwich Evening News, 3 January 2006, p11
Percentage of headteachers surveyed who could see improvements in 7 key areas after completing the Well-Being Programme:
and problem solving.”
an expensive option.”
3 Year Programme
‘What’s the smallest thing I can do
to make the biggest difference?’
Andy Yarrow, Headteacher, Hornsey School for Girls, September 2005