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Whole-trust approach to staff mental health and wellbeing: case study
Find out how a 4-school trust developed a trust-wide approach to staff wellbeing, and how you can do it too.
- In a nutshell
- Make sure your mission or vision underpins your goal
- Implement any ‘quick wins’
- Review what you currently have in place
- The 3-pillar approach
- Build trust to get these pillars to work for you
- Wellbeing initiatives the trust has in place
- Tailor your approach to each school
- Top tips for success
Our thanks to Julie Carson, director of education at Woodland Academy Trust, for her help with this article.
Find out more about how to improve staff mental health and wellbeing here.
In a nutshell
What’s the approach?
Woodland Academy Trust developed a trust-wide approach to staff wellbeing based on 3 pillars:
Why this approach?
It helped the trust apply consistent initiatives across the trust that were effective and practical.
This approach has had a positive impact on:
- Staff sickness absence
The trust says it has also helped it:
- Make its vision work in practice
- Reduce teacher workload
- Share best practice across the trust
- Keep an open dialogue with staff
- Build trusting relationships with staff
- Tailor the approach to each school
How long did it take?
This approach can work for any trust size
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