Workload and Wellbeing

The workload group was established in March 2018 as a result of the commitment of HEARTS Trust to reduce workload pressures particularly for teaching and leadership staff but ultimately for all staff.
The group is underpinned by the values of the Trust and the desire to have happy/hopeful staff who develop self-confidence and self-belief so that they can enable their pupils to be the same positive and aspirational people that they are. Whilst we recognise that we do the best job in the world and are public servants we also believe that reducing the unsustainable workload of recent years will support us in achieving better outcomes for our pupils. It will aid recruitment and retention and make HEARTS an attractive and successful employer. The rationale for this group sits alongside that of the well being group and the key performance indicators around recruitment and retention and improved outcomes for pupils.

 

Members: Debbie Rogan CEO (chair)
2 members each school and one teacher Atrium – one early teacher and one middle leader. Members are consistent throughout one academic year and where staff are leaving the Trust they should pass their place on to a new member immediately to ensure continuity and sustainability. Members can continue for longer than a year if desired and their headteacher agrees.
Teaching school Director – national workload lead
18-19 members
School councillors


Meetings: termly (in school meeting feedback and discussions – half termly)

 

Workload reduction toolkit

 

 

The wellbeing group was formed to develop, deliver, evaluate and sustain a wellbeing programme dedicated to our employee’s overall health and wellbeing.  This group strives to co-ordinate wellbeing events every term.  To promote a work life balance both in and outside of work.  The group works diligently to promote the wellbeing of all staff, in every role, valuing all members of the HEARTS team.  Whilst recognising that staff have pressures at work and at home, the group aims to introduce measures that will reduce work stressors and make work a more satisfying experience.  The rationale for this group sits alongside that of the workload group and the key performance indicators around recruitment and retention and improved outcomes for pupils.  It will aid recruitment and retention and make HEARTS an attractive and successful employer.

 

Membership consists of one staff member from each school, one from the central team, the CEO and/or an Executive Headteacher.  Members are consistent throughout one academic year and where staff are leaving the Trust they should pass their place on to a new member immediately to ensure continuity and sustainability. Members can continue for longer than a year if desired and their Headteacher agrees.

 

Meetings:  Termly (focussing on wellbeing, physical health and mental health)

 

 

Address

 

Hearts Academy Trust

HEARTS House

2 Mount Road

Wickford

Essex

SS11 8HE

 

Company number 7851097

 

Phone

 

T. 01268 572672

E-mail

 

admin@heartsacademy.uk

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