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Teach Well Alliance Website
Founder and CEO: Teach Well Alliance
Founding Fellow and Council Member of the Chartered College of Teaching.
Qualified Counsellor and Mental Health First Aider
'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?'
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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Watch my interview with Jeremy Hannay, Headteacher of Three Bridges Primary School.
Find out how 'There is Another Way' to lead schools and be successful.
Jeremy Hannay, Headteacher of Three Bridges Primary School in Southall, London explains why
'There is Another Way'.
Ofsted Inspection Framework
Sept 2019 Onwards
For the first time since Ofsted was formed in 1992, teacher wellbeing is included in the final judgement.
How would your school fare in relation to reducing workload, improving staff wellbeing and
preventing staff bullying and harassment?
Leadership and Management
Education Inspection Framework
(Click cover to download)
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.
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 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.
Waters Index of Leadership Support for Teachers’ Wellbeing and Mental Health
If our school were to be assessed in an Ofsted inspection on the Waters Index alone:
We would score 3 or 4 which would be 'Good' or 'Outstanding'
We would score 1 which would be 'Requires Improvement'
We would score -2 or -1 which would be 'Inadequate'
Please note: This is NOT Ofsted's official position.
It is a view expressed by the Teach Well Alliance.
It is based on an interpretation of the statements in the Inspection Handbook
on workload, well-being, bullying and harassment
Click on Waters Index of Leadership Support for Teachers' Wellbeing and
Mental Health to download
Waters Index of Teacher Burnout
Are you - or is your school - suffering from Teacher Burnout?
Use as an individual self-evaluation tool or with the whole staff to get an overview
Click on Waters Index of Teacher Burnout to download
Solving the education crisis
We believe that the only way to tackle the education crisis is to implement
a culture of whole-school staff wellbeing and mental health.
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.
To find out more, go to https://www.teachwellalliance.com/teach-well-toolkit.
You can also see a sample of the documents in the Teach Well Toolkit at https://www.teachwelltoolkitsample.com
'I look forward to working with you and your school'.
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
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