I had some great news today. Prompted by a member of SLT, my Head has agreed to a 'teacher wellbeing week' from July 8th-12th. In this week I'm going to offer mindfulness and meditation sessions, my yoga teacher will be coming in to teach a class or two, and I know we have members of staff who will run dinnertime fun and games with a quiz or a staff bingo session.
Other ideas are in the formation stages but I know it'll be a fine thing to put staff wellbeing in the limelight for 5 days. Hopefully, it will spark discussion about staff morale and how we can work together to make teaching a less stressful (unnecessarily so) career.
Looking to the future, I'd love to help facilitate a monthly wellbeing week. This is where you may be able to help me. Does your school run any wellbeing sessions for staff in any shape or form? Or are policies in place to help teachers manage their workload? If so, I'd love to here from you!
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