Welcome to the
Teach Well Alliance Website
Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching
'We face a serious crisis in teacher recruitment and retention. Teachers are suffering from excessive workload and the consequences of high-stakes accountability. Burnout is the most common physical and mental health disorder reported by teachers leaving the profession. If we don't look after our teachers, how can we expect them to be able to look after our children?
The Teach Well Alliance believes that the only way to tackle this crisis is to implement a culture of whole-school teacher wellbeing and mental health.
As you will see below, it is now essential to tackle workload and prevent bullying and harassment of teachers to receive an Ofsted 'Outstanding' or 'Good'.
The Teach Well Toolkit, our flagship programme, supports your school every step of the way to reduce teachers' workload and improve their mental health and wellbeing. If you would like to know more, go to https://www.teachwellalliance.com/teach-well-toolkit. You can see a sample of the documents in a mock-up of the website at https://www.teachwelltoolkitsample.com
I look forward to working with you and your school'.
Teach Well Alliance
Ofsted Inspection Framework
Sept 2019 Onwards
Why Ofsted is good for your mental health.
For the first time since Ofsted was formed in 1992, teacher wellbeing is included in the final judgement.
How would your school do in relation to workload, wellbeing and addressing staff bullying and harassment?
Leadership and Management
Education Inspection Framework
Section 29. Inspectors will make a judgement on the effectiveness of leadership and management by evaluating the extent to which:
Leaders engage with their staff and are aware and take account of the main pressures on them. They are realistic and constructive in the way that they manage staff, including their workload.
Leaders protect their staff from bullying and harassment.
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School Inspection Handbook
Outstanding Leadership and Management
Page 77. Section 277.
In order for the leadership and management of a school to be judged outstanding, it must meet all of the good criteria securely and consistently, and it must also meet the additional outstanding criteria (below):
...Leaders ensure that highly effective and meaningful engagement takes place with staff at all levels and that issues are identified. When issues are identified, in particular about workload, they are consistently dealt with appropriately and quickly.
Staff consistently report high levels of support for well-being issues.
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The Teach Well Toolkit enables you to tackle all of these issues and build evidence of your actions.
Done with - not to - your staff.
Waters Index of Leadership Support for Teachers’ Wellbeing and Mental Health
[Doc 31: Teach Well Toolkit: www.teachwellalliance.com/teach-well-toolkit]
We suggest that your school needs to achieve a score of 3 or 4 on the Waters Index to be in the running for a
'Good' or 'Outstanding' in an Ofsted Inspection.
The Waters Index underpins the School Wellbeing iAbacus self-evaluation and planning tool in the Teach Well Toolkit.
One School Wellbeing iAbacus for 12 months is included in the Teach Well Toolkit programme of implementing a
culture of Teacher Wellbeing and Mental Health.
Go to https://www.teachwellalliance.com/teach-well-toolkit for more information
Complete our survey to submit your individual score on the Waters Index and give us your Ofsted judgment of your school.
If at least 50% of your staff submit a score, we will send an anonymous breakdown of your scores to your headteacher.
Go to: https://stevewaters2.typeform.com/to/wGaJz0 to complete the survey.
Welcome from Steve Waters
Find out how the Teach Well Alliance can help your school to implement a culture of staff wellbeing and mental health.
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Read how other schools have implemented a culture of staff wellbeing
Teach Well Toolkit
Our flagship programme to enable you to implement a culture of staff wellbeing and mental health.
Guiding you every step of the way.
Training and Courses
The Teach Well Alliance offers a range of training and courses on teacher wellbeing and mental health
We also customise bespoke professional development and
support for your school
We have a range of individual and
Gain recognition for your school's commitment to staff wellbeing and mental health
Do you have a question or suggestion?
The Teach Well Toolkit has been designed so that your school can implement a
culture of staff wellbeing without external support.
If something is not clear or not working or you have a suggestion for resources,
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