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Wellbeing governors champion mental health and wellbeing for the whole school. They keep mental health and wellbeing on the agenda by asking questions about the school’s provision and support.  

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Use the resources below to help make sure your school is prioritising mental health and wellbeing in the most effective way.

 

What is staff mental health and wellbeing in a school setting?

Governors can help transform their schools’ approach to staff wellbeing and mental health. But before they can do so, governors need some underlying knowledge and understanding of the terminology and issues involved. Read this article to gain an understanding of the issues and terminology around staff mental health in a school setting.

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Why should governors care about school staff's mental health and wellbeing?

Teachers have an inherently stressful job, and school governors should understand their role to help mitigate these aspects. In return, governors can help create more positive working lives for teachers – and deliver better outcomes for pupils. So why is it important that governors take an interest in their school’s policies and culture concerning staff wellbeing?

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Questions for governors to introduce the topic of staff wellbeing and mental health

Asking questions is a key part of a governor’s role, so we’ve put together a list of questions governors can bring up in discussion with senior leadership at their school. While these questions are suggestions and are not exhaustive, the answers will enable governors to begin to understand what the school is doing now and potential areas for improvement.

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School leadership and governors: improving staff wellbeing together

Governors are best able to provide support around mental health and wellbeing and work with them to ensure policies and culture are delivering for all staff, including leadership. Read this article for practical tips about how your governing board can prioritise staff wellbeing.

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Webinars

Register for upcoming webinars or catch up on recordings on a wide range of governance topics.  

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eLearning

Complete our online eLearning modules, including an introduction to school governance to get familiar with key aspects of the role. 

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