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How governors can support staff wellbeing

How can your school’s governors help to support the wellbeing of your staff? Neil Collins offers some pointer

Your governing board is best placed to understand your challenges. Your school governors and trustees have more insight than most into how the pandemic has affected you as school leaders and your staff.

They have heard first-hand about the many difficult decisions you have had to take to ensure the best possible education for children and young people, in times of great uncertainty and challenge.

More than 4,000 governors and trustees responded to a recent survey on the wellbeing of their school staff run by GovernorHub and The Key for School Governors.

More than half (57%) reported being concerned about the mental health of their headteacher or CEO, and 71% reported being concerned about the mental health of school staff, including support staff.

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