Supporting Staff Wellbeing
Wellbeing is all about our physical and emotional health. When we have good levels of wellbeing we feel that life is in balance and that we can generally cope well. We feel motivated and engaged, we’re resilient and able to deal effectively with daily troubles, as well as ’bounce back’ from life’s challenges.
At Norwood Green Infants’ school we believe that good staff wellbeing is essential for cultivating a mentally healthy school, for retaining and motivating staff and also for promoting pupil wellbeing and attainment.
As school staff juggle a multitude of different tasks and demands, it is important that everyone is given the right emotional and practical support so that they can, in turn, support their pupils.
In addition to having a positive impact on colleagues and children, staff wellbeing can improve performance and job satisfaction, which can lead to reduced staff turnover. It can also help to reduce absence (both short and long term), increase productivity and promote staff engagement.
At Norwood Green Infant School we hold an annual ‘Wellbeing’ week where we provide children and staff with a variety of health and well-being activities that promotes healthy bodies and healthy minds.
Staff Wellbeing 2019
As part of Healthy Body Healthy Mind week, the staff at Norwood Green took part in various activities and exercises to promote their health and wellbeing. This year their programme of events consisted of:
- Team building activities including archery and netball.
- Sampling healthy juices,
- health checks
- Forest yoga