29 November 2019
By Danielle Whiting

Support your school staff, improve wellbeing and reduce stress

Recent reports from the educational charity Education Support states that teachers' stress levels are at an all time high.  In an article in The Guardian, CEO of Education Support said, "Overwork has become normalised.  Education professionals don't feel trusted... They are almost twice as anxious as the general population." (November, 2019).

Here at The Education People, we have a moral purpose to support our schools and staff with their wellbeing and try to make your lives easier when it comes to workload and stress.  Due to these worrying reports and our core company values, our Professional Development team have organised some mental health and wellbeing training courses to help senior leadership teams and school staff better support their colleagues.

Mindfulness, an effective way for teachers to improve their health and wellbeing

Friday 7th February, 13.00 – 16:00 SCH 20/319

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Friday 28th February, 13.00 – 16:00 SCH 20/320

A 3-hour interactive session for school staff which includes:

  • Six ways to wellbeing
  • What is mindfulness?
  • Neuroscience of mindfulness
  • Benefits of mindfulness personally and in the classroom
  • Core meditation practice
  • Key concepts
  • Mindfulness in action
  • Kindness and gratitude
  • How to introduce mindfulness into personal and professional life.

"Excellent - really useful and made it simple to understand with practical exercises that worked. I'd definitely recommend it."

Training Objectives:

  • Understand the elements of good wellbeing
  • Understand what mindfulness is and what it isn’t
  • Know how to practice mindfulness personally
  • Be aware of what resources are available for further learning.

"I now understand that it is important to develop own practice first. I am very keen that I do take mindfulness into the school as part of our new PSHE curriculum"

Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace

Tuesday 10th March 2020, 09:30 – 16:00 SCH 20/325

This one-day workshop will help you discover how to develop a wellbeing strategy and overcome the challenges school leaders face in retaining healthy staff. We will equip participants with invaluable guidance and easy-to-implement strategies to create a whole-school culture that prioritises staff wellbeing, such that is integral to ensuring effective teaching and support.

Why should I attend this event?

  • Retention: gain simple, cost-effective strategies that directly address the issues of workload and factors contributing to teacher burnout
  • Change leadership: ensure that staff can manage both internal and external changes in expectations effectively and sustainably
  • Staff relationships: strengthen relationships between staff and their SLT through effective dissemination of information, constructive two-way feedback and empathetic organisation
  • Training: optimise your approach to embedding wellbeing within CPD and teacher training.