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 teachers to focus on teaching and learning.
Reduce spending on supply teachers for teachers absent through stress. Improve retention. Have fewer vacancies. Increase applications.
Our programme now includes the DfE Workload Toolkit. We create a customised action plan for you, selecting strategies that will reduce workload for teachers in your school.
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 Teach Well Alliance works is proud to partner Arthur Ellis Mental Health Support.
Arthur Ellis works alongside school staff to support the mental health of pupils.
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The Cost of Teacher Illness
Being a Teach Well School makes financial sense.
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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.
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.
Average cost of absence
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.
Well teachers, teach well. Pupils taught well, do well.
Teach Well Toolkit Process
Well staff teach well. Pupils taught well do well.
We survey your staff anonymously, identify where they are most under pressure and write a report for your leadership team.
A wellbeing consultant will support you every step of the way to help you implement your action plan.
We will keep an eye on how things are going for you and report back each term.
We will evaluate the impact of your school's wellbeing programme and propose continued progress as part of your School Development Plan.
Teach Well School Award
Complete the Teach Well Toolkit Programme. Display your Teach Well School Award.
The Teach Well School Award says:
'Come and teach in our school! We will look after you!'
Why Order the Teach Well Toolkit?
'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)
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Free conference place for your school's Headteacher!
'Education for The Soul': Thursday, 18th October
Friends House Euston NW1 2BJ
Viv Grant: Director - Integrity Coaching
Well Being Lead Diploma
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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
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
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:
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Teach Well Alliance is proud of our partnership with Arthur Ellis Mental Health Support
Arthur Ellis works alongside staff to provide mental health support for pupils.
Look out for Arthur Ellis in 2018-19!
Visit the Arthur Ellis website for more information