Positive Staffroom Practice
Positive Staffroom Practice
This after School training will take all staff through a journey of active behaviour assessment against the 5 ways to wellbeing.
The outcomes of this analysis will link throughout the session to current stresses and strains as a teacher/school leader in your school – this will be discussed using an Edward De Bono’s hats approach
Once the behaviour snapshot has been undertaken, action planning, driven by your staff using their new insight, is then undertaken to bring the 5 ways to wellbeing to life inside the school day (We have found this the best approach to take).
Additionally, your school can look (Optional) at targeting staff with an end of session SLT meeting: Through a discussion-based approach, your SLT will highlight a number of staff they see as being isolated, withdrawn, presenting low mood or just in need of a wellbeing boost. These staff members are then planned into specific tasks alongside the pupils linked to the 5 ways that are then monitored by the SLT.
For schools looking to use this as an intervention to achieve a recognised Healthy Schools Award, this fits perfect, with 2 data snap shots set up to show starting points and progress linked to knowledge and behaviour change.
Our practice supports your school to work towards ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Common Inspection Framework judgements, by ensuring that:
“I just want to say a huge thank you for a fantastic, inspiring and totally engaging day, I can’t believe how much you achieved with our Y5 children in such a short time. I can confidently say that every single child in the focus group left school yesterday with new skills, new understanding and a feeling of ‘I can do anything if I believe in myself’.”
“My 5-year-old son was so excited when Andy visited Yorkley School. He was very inspired by Andy and his story, but it was Andy’s description of how he can change his leg to his blade, my son said, “it clicks on like a Lego brick” Which as a parent feel this will stop the stigma of people with disabilities and what they can achieve. Andy is proof of that”
“Hi Andy, you went to St John’s school and my son Harvey loved it! He now knows who you are when I watch the sports on you and now has more of an interest when I watch the sports as I watch a lot of the running, Olympics and things like that! When he came home from school the day you went he didn’t shut up about you! It was lovely to see him home from school with such energy and enthusiasm which doesn’t happen all the time. Hope that makes sense.”
“Hi Andy, you visited my daughter’s schools this week (Coalway Junior School) and I haven’t stopped hearing about it since. She thoroughly enjoyed the sports you did with them outside and was fascinated when you took off your leg and showed them your running blade. Her highlight was getting to hold your gold medal. Thank you for a fabulous day and sharing your story, she’s come home truly inspired”
“Andy, thanks so much for coming in to Preston’s school, he was so motivated by your visit. I have to say we have had lots of visits to the school but none with the impact you’ve had. Thanks so much”
The ‘Positive Playtimes’ initiative supports pupils’ welfare successfully at breaktimes. Staff encourage pupils to play in the designated zones: ‘stay connected, stay active, give compliments, learn new things and take notice’.
“Thanks again for yesterday, it was everything I was hoping for the children and more! I must also add, I’ve never had such positive feedback from all of the staff – ‘the best speaker we’ve had in the school’ … stick that on your CV!”
“Thank you very, very much for presenting at our Away Day on Wednesday. You were the clear highlight of the day for all the people who attended. It was also lovely that you stayed behind for photos and brought your medals for us to see. Yours was an inspirational story, and our staff were moved by it, and motivated by it.”