We are committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance and believe that the very best education is delivered by teachers who are passionate, believe that they are valued and have the opportunity to be creative without being constrained by administrative tasks.
Our review of teacher workload, following guidance from the DfE (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/reducing-workload-in-your-school) has included the following initiatives:
Assessment procedures, focused on what makes the best difference to learning.
Professional Development and Training
Professional development meetings, based on the needs of the school and the staff.
Professional development opportunities, many and varied, offered across the Trust.
Education Staff Wellbeing Charter
A Wellbeing Team who meet regularly and discuss how staff wellbeing can be supported in school.
Access to Technology
A Wellbeing Team who meet regularly how staff wellbeing can be supported in school.
Macbooks given to all teachers to support the planning and delivery of good lessons.
Cloud storage of resources and planning to support flexible working.
Mental and Physical Health
Employee support service, offered to all staff.
Termly wellness sessions for all staff
Perkbox - a high-street discount app - offered to all staff.