• Welcome to the Teach Well Alliance!

    The Teach Well Toolkit tackles staff Burnout, reduces workload, improves wellbeing and frees up time and energy for your staff to focus on teaching and learning.

    Are your...

    • Teachers struggling to cope? 
    • Staff frequently absent?
    • Scarce resources being spent on supply teachers?
    • Retention figures worrying?
    • Vacancies difficult to fill?

    If your answer is 'Yes' to any of these questions, the Teach Well Toolkit has the solution.

    Well staff, teach well. Pupils taught well, learn well.

  • The Cost of Teacher Illness

    Being a Teach Well School makes financial sense.

     

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    Days lost

    In a primary school with 100 staff, of which 50 are teachers, the average number of working days lost through sickness is 740.

     

    In a secondary school with 150 staff, of which 50 are teachers, the average number of working days lost through sickness is 1110.

    Teacher absence

    In 2015/16, the last year for which we have figures, a total of 2.16 million days were lost to teacher sickness absence.

     

    Since then, rates of absence have increased.

    Cost per day

    £200 per day per member of staff absent

    Cost per teacher

    The basic cost of absence in schools is approximately £797 per employee for primary schools and £1328 per employee for secondary schools (based on working days lost at approximately 7.4 according to CiPD Absence Management Survey 2016).

     

    However, in reality, this cost is much higher because it is exclusively based on the salaries of employees on sick leave rather than the cost of temporary supply cover, overheads and indirect costs associated with reduced effectiveness of supply cover on student progress.

    School average

    In a primary school with 100 staff, of which 50 are teachers, the average total cost of absence to the school for a year is £153,692.31. This is based on using supply cover for 50% of the absences.

     

    In a secondary school with 150 staff, of which 75 are teachers, the average total cost of absence to the school is £310,230.77. This is based on using supply cover for 50% of the absences.

    What would you do with the money?

    You could cut your school's spending on staff absence by at least 50%.

     

    Reduce workload and stress. Prevent and tackle Burnout. Create a culture of staff wellbeing.

     

    Spend the savings on teaching and learning.

    • 3-Term programme, tailored to your school
    • Done with you, not to you
    • Identifies causes of stress
    • Customised action plan
    • Includes support and non-teaching staff
    • Targeted strategies and resources
    • Monitors and evaluates progress
    • Wellbeing consultant support
    • Draws on best practice
    • Teach Well Award for your school

     

    Well staff teach well. Pupils taught well do well.

  • Teach Well Toolkit Process

    Well staff teach well. Pupils taught well do well.

    1) Identify

    We survey your staff anonymously, identify where they are most under pressure and write a report for your leadership team.

    2) Implement

    A wellbeing consultant will support you every step of the way to help you implement your action plan.

    3) Monitor

    We will keep an eye on how things are going for you and report back each term.

    4) Evaluate

    We will evaluate the impact of your school's wellbeing programme and propose continued progress as part of your School Development Plan.

  • Find out about the Teach Well Toolkit Programme

    If you already have the information you need and would like to purchase,

    please scroll down to

    'Order the Teach Well Toolkit Programme'.

     

  • Teach Well School Award

    Complete the Teach Well Toolkit Programme. Display your Teach Well School Award.

    Find out about the Teach Well Toolkit programme by scrolling up. Order the Teach Well Toolkit programme by scrolling down.

    The Teach Well School Award says:

    'Come and teach in our school! We will look after you!'

  • Why Order the Teach Well Toolkit Programme?

    If you don't have information about the Teach Well Toolkit Programme,

    please scroll up to the section 'Find out about the Teach Well Toolkit Programme'

     

    "In the current educational environment where schools are trying to increase student attainment with a diminishing budget, it is essential that schools make the most of their key resource - teachers...From an organisational perspective, employee wellbeing is an important factor in quality, performance and productivity. Wellbeing is strongly related to work stress, a key player in employee absence. Consequently, developing and maintaining 'healthy workers' for good quality work, reduced sickness absence and positive performance outcomes is of great importance."

     

    The Work Foundation/Teacher Support (2014)

  • Order the Teach Well Toolkit

    Free conference place for member of school leadership team

    Order here: https://goo.gl/forms/ElCLFyxQ4AyFiOTD2

     

    'Education for The Soul': Thursday, 18th October

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    Viv Grant: Director - Integrity Coaching

  • Well Being Lead Diploma

    Are you a school Wellbeing Lead?

    Or applying for a Wellbeing Lead post?

    Sign up for our unique Wellbeing Lead Diploma

    Plan. Deliver. Evaluate. Qualify

    • Online learning: no travel
    • Online tutor support
    • Monthly evening webinar seminars + Intro webinar + presentation webinar 
    • Closed Wellbeing Lead group
    • Secondary or Primary route
    • Assessment by project
    • School-based: practical and interactive - includes wellbeing of both pupils and teachers 
    • No formal writing assignments
    • Keep a journal in your own style
    • Track progress on Coach Accountable platform
    • Complete in two terms
    • 10% discount if your school has purchased Teach Well Toolkit

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    the Wellbeing Lead Diploma

  • Visit the Teach Well Alliance Resources Site

    Wellbeing and mental health strategies, resources and ideas

  • Training and Professional Development

    In addition to its The Teach Well Toolkit programme, the Teach Well Alliance will be launching a range of courses in 2018-19, focusing on staff and pupil mental health and wellbeing.

    Dates and venues of external courses will be posted here in September 2018.

    Customised Inset for Staff

    Tell us what your school needs and we will deliver it

    From presentations at staff meetings to workshops to pupil training - the Teach Well Alliance will design a course to meet your needs. Complete the form below and we will contact you to discuss your requirements.

    Talk about Mental Health

    For staff or student groups in school

    An interactive workshop delivered in your school. It covers: What it means to have mental health; what it means to be mentally unwell; how to talk about mental health; how to support someone who is mentally ill.

    Tackling & Preventing Teacher Burnout

    External one-day interactive workshop held in Manchester, London and Cardiff

    This interactive workshop looks at what Burnout is, how to prevent it and how to tackle it when it hasn't been prevented. It examines individual responses to Burnout and how schools can address the 6 causes of Burnout, as identified by Christina Maslach. The workshop explains why it is necessary to consider all the causes of Burnout and why focusing on teacher workload alone will not solve the retention and recruitment crisis.

    Leading on Wellbeing

    External one-day interactive workshop held in Manchester, London and Cardiff

    This interactive workshop looks at the role of the school wellbeing lead. It draws on best practice and case studies to enable delegates to return to school with a wealth of strategies and an action plan. An invitation-only closed group will be created for members of the workshop to keep in touch and support one another while promoting wellbeing in their schools.

    Developing Student Wellbeing Ambassadors

    External one-day interactive workshop held in Manchester, London and Cardiff

    This interactive course looks at how you can create student ambassadors to support staff in implementing wellbeing and positive mental health in the school community. It draws on good practice from both primary and secondary schools. During the course, you will learn about:

    • The role of a student wellbeing ambassador
    • How to train students to undertake the role (Full training pack provided)
    • How students will work closely with staff to identify learners who might need support with issues such as bullying, moving schools or year groups, mental ill-health and exam pressure.