Staff engagement & wellbeing

Pupil wellbeing and attainment as well as your school’s performance depends largely on your wellbeing and that of your staff. Yet, in a recent health report of education professionals, 84% said they had suffered from some form of mental health problem in the last 2 years.

Not adequately budgeting for staff wellbeing could be costing your school in terms of recruitment, staff absence, supply cover and reduced productivity. 

We offer two services specifically designed to improve your organisation’s work culture and boost staff morale:

Positive Workplace Survey

Our survey is designed specifically for schools and offers bespoke options to address any specific challenges. It is useful as a benchmarking tool to help evidence school progress and it identifies underlying factors within your organisation that, through effective action planning, will improve the morale, engagement and effectiveness of your people. 

What has been the impact in schools?

"Pupil as well as staff wellbeing has benefitted as a result of us doing the Positive Workplace Survey.” 
Elaine Hawkins. Headteacher at Southwood School, part of the The Boulevard Primary Partnership

"Workload has improved and the school is now a more productive place to work." 
Robert Jones, Headteacher of Haydon School 

"I believe this would be an incredibly valuable tool for any school’s leadership team."
Gary Wilkie, Chief Executive and Executive Head teacher of Learning in Harmony Multi-Academy Trust  

We are currently offering 40% off the average regular price of the Positive Workplace Survey and you can tailor the content to suit your school. 

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What are the benefits?

In a recent study of 10,000+ respondents who took part in a  Positive Workplace Survey, significant improvements were monitored in all of the following areas:

  • improved resilience 
  • a positive response to coping with workload  
  • improvement in work/life balance
  • improved communication processes
  • a more cohesive work force
  • improved relationships between managers and other staff
  • greater sense of commitment and loyalty
  • staff feeling more valued 
  • a greater understanding of the impact and management of change
  • a greater sense of agency, autonomy and control

How does it work?

All members of staff complete a confidential online survey that comprehensively measures their views on what it’s like to work in your organisation.

We analyse the data into common themes to help you see where your organisation’s strengths are and what needs improvement. Along with your data, we send you a guide on how to best understand your data outcomes and advice on how to share the outcomes with your staff. We can also arrange for one of our expert consultants to come and deliver the results at your school as an add-on to your Survey.

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We are currently offering 40% off the average regular price of the Positive Workplace Survey and you can tailor the content to suit your school. 

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Positive Workplace Programme

Create a thriving workplace

Our Positive Workplace Programme will help you to make sure that your staff are well looked after, feeling listened to, and motivated in their roles.

Following on from the Positive Workplace Survey, the programme creates a tailored plan for your organisation. One of our specialist consultants will work intensively alongside you over a two year period to ensure that your aims are being met.

"Schools taking part in the Well-Being Programme experienced less than half the staff-turnover rate experienced by schools not participating in the programme."
London Local Authority

What are the benefits?

We can help your organisation be much more effective by:

  • enhancing recruitment and retention by creating a structured approach
  • minimising staff absences due to stress or anxiety
  • clarifying your culture’s unique strengths so you can build on them
  • improving the way change is managed
  • enabling individuals to actively manage their own wellbeing and effectiveness
  • enabling you to create shared vision with your staff
  • developing a problem-solving culture

How does it work?

Over two years, our consultants will work with you to provide tailored support to meet your specific needs. Possibilities include:

  • induction for senior leaders to explain the links to other key priorities
  • the chance to develop a bespoke section of the survey
  • eight consultancy sessions
  • guidance and support for understanding the outcomes of the confidential online survey
  • data analysis and feedback focusing on the needs of different staff groups
  • advice and support on developing and sustaining an action plan
  • learning and development sessions to create long-term change

To ensure everyone is on board and happy, we’ll brief all of your staff at the start and they’ll also have 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

We’ll hold regular progress reviews along the way and at the end we’ll run the Positive Workplace Survey again after the two years are finished to measure the progress you have made.

Find out more

Our pricing is based on the number of staff involved and on the package of support you need. To discuss the Positive Workplace Programme in more detail and get a quote please: