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Drury Primary School in North Wales has developed a staff programme called the SWIG Club, which promotes wellbeing and encourages teachers to share good practice. Liz Jones explains

Every Thursday at noon the teachers at Drury Primary School meet for five minutes in a mobile classroom in the school playground.

There are seven of us in total and we call these meetings the SWIG Club. SWIG stands for successes, weeds, inspirational quote and gesture and over the past year the SWIG Club has helped to boost staff morale, encouraged us to acknowledge our successes as a school and made us all feel nurtured and valued.

Drury Primary School is a small primary in a village setting near Buckley in North Wales. We have 164 pupils on roll, including a nursery, and the location is tranquil and beautiful, with a huge field, a forest area, a pond area and lots of trees.

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