Health and Wellbeing in Schools

Discover how schools across the world are improving staff wellbeing and boosting morale with this one simple tool.

Running a school can be incredibly challenging

One of the biggest challenges is in keeping staff happy, healthy and motivated.

A happy teacher teaches better, takes less time off sick and wants to build a career at your school.

The profession has changed drastically over the 20 years since I began teaching. Many teachers are overworked, stressed out and feel undervalued in their role.

Instead of thriving in a vocation they are so passionate about, they are feeling unheard and unmotivated. Stress has such a wide reaching impact on health, but as a leader, it can be a delicate balancing act meeting the needs of a diverse set of individuals.

Teacher and pupil

My research across the education sector shows there’s a distinct lack of self-care.

Skipped lunches, forgotten breaks, no hydration, hours put in over and beyond the job description – it’s all having a serious impact on physical and mental health and when staff feel they don’t have the capacity to do their jobs to the best of their ability, they leave.

There’s no glossing over it. We have a recruitment crisis. But we can begin to repair it by giving staff a safe space to be heard.

Wellbeing issues impact ALL staff.


And there is a growing movement to address this.
Whether teaching or not, your staff are all passionate about making a difference in children’s lives.

Your time invested in wellbeing now will pay dividends in the future, and have your staff feeling more empowered.

Let’s give staff a platform to voice their concerns.

Many schools aspire to put staff wellbeing on the radar, showing their staff how much they value their time and efforts.
But knowing what to do to make that impact can be hard.

Every school is individual, with different staff dynamics, and the area and type of school can play a part. What works well for staff in one school can be a disaster in others. So how do you pinpoint the problems in YOUR school?


Nourish The Workplace ™️

Helps schools to help themselves.

An anonymous staff survey gives you what you really need to know – how staff feel about working at your school.

Are the wellbeing initiatives that you have in place actually working?

Are people happy and feel able to do their job effectively?

You may feel that you have a happy workplace full of motivated staff, and you probably do! Many of the issues this tool identifies are easy fixes. but it’s often the small, unnoticed issues compounded over time that really affect people’s mental wellbeing. Our staff survey spotlights those issues, and staff feel valued and heard as a result.

​The results from the survey are compiled to give you a comprehensive whole school analysis. This gives you the raw data and most importantly, the comments that staff have left in regards to the questions so you know where to target your efforts to bring about positive change.

What leaders are saying:

“It is nice to have an award to acknowledge the things we put in place to improve staff wellbeing.”

  • Review from a Nourish School

“Really helped us to consider what was important to staff and how to work with them to improve.”

  • Review from a Nourish School

“It helped us to identify areas to address but also to celebrate.”

  • Review from a Nourish School

The toolkit

The toolkit gives you the chance to show just how you are prioritising staff wellbeing. You can implement any changes that are raised in the survey and evidence the toolkit with information about your school in any way you like.

Once you can show that you are meeting the criteria you are eligible for the Nourish the Workplace award and can use our logo to proudly display this on your communications, and website.

This logo shows the importance your school places on the wellbeing of its staff. Parents will know their children are being taught by staff whose energy matches their passion for the role, and staff will be reassured that they are joining a school that truly cares about them.

It is a quick and easy process, we aim for completion within 4 months of signing up and the toolkit is straightforward to complete.

​All of this is done remotely, we send you the links and you send them out to staff. We do not need to visit your school at all. This means we can support your school, no matter where you are in the world!

Kimberley Evans
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