The Talking Toolkit is designed to be used as a framework to help line managers have simple, practical conversations with school employees. It should not be used as a sole response to
an existing problem with workrelated stress in your school. The toolkit has six templates for six different conversations, each with a different theme designed to get you talking about issues which may be causing work-related stress or issues which could have the potential to become future causes if not managed properly.
Every Voice Counts is a simple, cost effective and powerful tool to boost engagement and communication within schools.
The idea is the brainchild of an expert in IT and web based software and an educator who has taught for over 25 years with experience as a Department Head, Pastoral Leader and a member of SMT.
Staff engagement is the core of every successful organisation. It has tangible results for morale, wellbeing and productivity. Every Voice Counts will enable more staff to take an active interest in the direction their school is heading, whilst in the long-term could aid with recruitment and retention.
Outside of more traditional hierarchical meeting structures, Every Voice Counts allows staff to offer ideas that perhaps they might have been concerned about raising.
Once improved engagement is achieved, the process of developing meaningful and robust communication can begin. Leadership will have the confidence to be transparent with staff and in turn staff will have a greater understanding of the, often tough, decisions they make.
With engagement, communication and empowerment comes creativity. The greatest strength of the best schools is their staff. Allowing staff to have input can create a togetherness which will have huge benefits not only for the school but also the students.
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Staff mental health and wellbeing
Free resources for school staff focused on staff mental health and wellbeing, from the Education Support Partnership.