The well-being workshops provide teachers with the knowledge and tools they need to become more self-aware, avoid overwhelm and burnout. When teachers look after themselves and invest in both their personal and professional development, they are happier and can be truly effective in the classroom for the children they teach and their own families. These workshops provide essential information for teachers, irrelevant of their career stage.
As a head teacher, your greatest asset is your team. Empowering your teachers with this information, creates an overall healthier culture in schools in which teams share and support one another. This results in improved productivity and retention along with an overall reduction in absence. Whole School CPD for staff, harbours personal gains for each member of staff which increases staff morale.
Through the learning in these workshops, teachers will understand how positive lifestyle changes increase productivity and performance, which boosts morale and motivation for the job.
This workshop looks at the causes behind teacher burnout, and why self-care is a necessity.
A workshop designed to help you achieve a positive work/life balance.
A valuable workshop looking at the benefits of time management and self-efficiency.
Discover the importance and food and nutrition and how food affects your mood.
How Meditation, Mindfulness and Spirituality Can Support Emotional Well-Being
These workshops have been designed and considered very carefully to help and support head teachers during times where organisational change is unavoidable. As a former head teacher myself, I have experienced first-hand the internal turmoil during times of organisational change. Trying to balance the careful skill of maintaining staff morale whilst having challenging and courageous conversations is no easy feat!
Combining my experience with my colleague, Lorraine Checklin, former HR Consultant with over 25 years’ experience of managing personnel issues. Lorraine and I both work as wellbeing experts now and co-deliver a number of training sessions together.
If, like us, you are passionate about the well-being of your staff in spite of the challenges, let us help you manage some of those complex situations keeping your staff’s well-being at the heart of the process. This enables you to focus on all aspects of school leadership with clarity.
We offer a number of workshops which will support you and your school community. Although, we appreciate that every school and team is unique, if the workshops listed below do not meet your requirements, we are happy to discuss bespoke workshops personally.
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How does absence affect you and your team? In this workshop we cover:
The Impact of Absence
Well-Being and Support
Making a Commitment
What happens when pressure becomes excessive and creates stress? In this workshop we cover:
Identifying Pressure Points
In this workshop we explore the topic of change.
What types of changes have you encountered?
What were the effects?
How did they make you feel?
Supporting others through change
What kinds of things affect our ability to get on with each other, and what are the potential consequences of this? In this workshop we cover:
What constitutes a team?
What makes a team effective?
Exploring the benefits of working together.
Moving to a place of acceptance.
What is culture? What creates it? What contributes? In this workshop we explore core values, what is important to us as individuals, and what is important to us as a team?
What does being a ‘team’ mean to you?
What contributes to success?
What contributes to understanding?
What contributes to trust?
Why are these things so important?
What does it mean to you to be a leader? In this workshop we cover:
Valuing your team members.
Finding the balance between business aims and people aims.
Putting the well-being of you and your team at the heart of business strategy, and why this is important and central to success.
As identified in the Teacher Well-Being Index (Nov 2019) never has there been a greater need to have your staff trained in mental health.
I am a Nuco trained Mental Health First Aid Instructor, registered as an approved instructor as part of their centre approval status with First Aid Awards Ltd, which is an OFQUAL and SQA regulated Awarding Organisation.
Nuco Training is the UK’s leading independent company that offers specialised Instructor training in a range of compliance courses including First Aid, Health & Safety, Food Safety, Safeguarding and Mental Health.
If your staff can’t make it to a scheduled training course or you want to train a whole team across your school or MAT, I can come to you.
A cost effective way of training your team in workplace compliance qualifications with no travel or accommodation expenses to worry about all-inclusive training price covers everything for up to 12 delegates (The price is for up to 12 people, so the more you have on the course, the more cost-effective it becomes.)
· We can spread the course over a number of sessions to suit your needs
· Plan your training with a time and date that fits your organisational needs
· Training together can be a team building experience, giving you the time and opportunity to review policies and procedures relevant to your organisation
· Regulated national qualification
· Training that complies with statutory legislation
· Assessment/examination papers
· Highly qualified instructors
· Dedicated account manager
· No complicated booking procedures!
This 2-Day course goes into detail on a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals. It covers the content of both the Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications but is aimed at Trainer/Assessors and/or supervisor level within the workplace.
A minimum of 12 hours spread over at least two days. Ideally, the course should be run over two consecutive days, but must be completed within 6 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.
A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:
• What is First Aid for Mental Health?
• Identifying mental health conditions
• Providing advice and starting a conversation
• Mental health conditions
• Drugs and alcohol
• First Aid for Mental Health action plan
• First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
• Post-trauma c stress disorder
• Eating disorders
• Personality disorders
• Bipolar disorder
A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).
A Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to re qualify for a further three years.
Principles of Safeguarding on-site course
Safeguarding is an essential principal within wellbeing. Safeguarding EVERYONE is everyone’s responsibility. As senior leaders and headteachers it is important for us to protect, care and safeguard our staff just as much as our pupils. Training is key in raising awareness.
Safeguarding is how we can protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse or neglect by the actions, or lack of actions, of another person. In order to safeguard and protect persons from abuse or neglect we need to learn how to identify vulnerable individuals and take necessary steps to stop abuse and neglect.
Everyone has the right to be safe and live without the fear of abuse, neglect or exploitation and this safeguarding course aims to teach you how to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and what actions you can take to stop this from happening and occurring again in the future. Abuse, neglect and exploitation can occur anywhere and by anyone, quite often being a person of trust.
This course is designed for all persons, no matter the field that they are directly involved in, to give them the tools and knowledge to make a difference to a vulnerable person’s life. It will also let the practitioner reporting the abuse know how they can safeguard themselves in every day work, while seeking help and reporting the incident identified.
This is a 1-day classroom-based course which can be held at your school. We can deliver this course to large team across your school, including your lunchtime supervisors and school maintenance team.
• A range of subjects are covered including:
• Safeguarding legislation and guidance
• Indictors of abuse or neglect
• Making judgements
• Roles and responsibilities
• Sharing of information
• Dealing with and reporting of allegations and complaints
• Assessment and marking
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