Welcome to the Teach Well Alliance!
The Teach Well Alliance tackles staff Burnout, reduces workload, improves staff mental health and 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. Reduce vacancies. Increase applications.
We create a customised action plan for you, selecting strategies that will reduce workload for teachers in your school or college.
Join us at our Teachers Come First Conference!
Monday 25th March: Notts County FC
Tickets £150. Huge discount codes available from email@example.com. Trainees/NQTs and RQTs go free with every ticket purchased!
Visit the Teachers Come First Conference Website.
For information and to book
click on the link below
Student Wellbeing Ambassadors
A one-day training course delivered in your school.
For Year 6, Year 10 or Year 12
We train your students to work in partnership with staff to provide support to pupils who are experiencing problems at school
The next school to receive Student Wellbeing Ambassador training is
North Bridge House Prep School in London
Click on the button below for our information booklet about Student Wellbeing Ambassador training
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.
Teacher Workforce Dynamics
NFER Report October 2018
Watch the video to find out what the NFER advises would improve teacher retention
If your answer is 'Yes' to any of these questions, our Teach Well Toolkit has the solution.
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!'
'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)
New for school year 2018-2019:
Choose from two Teach Well Toolkit programmes
We create a customised action plan for you, selecting strategies that will reduce workload for teachers in your school.
Well teachers, teach well. Pupils taught well, do well.
Order the Teach Well Toolkit
Order here: https://goo.gl/forms/ElCLFyxQ4AyFiOTD2
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
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the Wellbeing Lead Diploma
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Did you know that your school can apply to Awards for All Lottery funding to purchase or part-fund the Teach Well Toolkit?
Click on the cover of the 'National Lottery Awards for All' Guidance to download the booklet.
Awards from £300 to £10,000
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 runs a range of in-house and national courses, focusing on staff and pupil mental health and wellbeing.
Complete the form below for more information on in-house courses.
Dates and venues of external courses will be posted on Twitter at @teachwellall, Linkedin and Eventbrite .
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 well-being and mental health course to meet your needs. Three of our popular courses are described below. Complete the form below and we will contact you to discuss your requirements.
Mental Health: You can talk
For staff or student groups in school
An interactive workshop, tailored to the needs of 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; and how to take action to prevent mental ill-health. Complete the form below and we will get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Leading on Workload and Wellbeing
External one-day interactive workshop held in Manchester every fourth Thursday in the month: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-day-workshop-leading-on-teacher-workload-and-wellbeing-tickets-43217090481
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 Well-Being Ambassadors (Years 5 & 8-12)
On-site one-day interactive training day for nominated Student Well-Being Ambassadors in your school, tailored to your school's requirements. A great opportunity for students to demonstrate leadership skills. Complete the form below and we will get in touch to discuss your requirements.
This interactive course trains your school's Student Well-Being Ambassadors to support staff in implementing well-being and positive mental health in the school community. It draws on good practice from both primary and secondary schools. During the course, your students 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