How has Coronavirus impacted on staff wellbeing?

How has Coronavirus impacted on staff wellbeing?

The 2019 update to Ofsted’s inspection framework had a new focus on welfare and wellbeing.

As such, assessing staff wellbeing has become an important metric within schools.

With increased anxiety and uncertainty around the Coronavirus, teaching remotely and managing social distancing within schools, it is important to ask some key questions to staff to see how the pandemic is affecting them.

Coronavirus and staff wellbeing: What questions should you ask your staff?

Senior Leadership Teams (SLTs) within schools should continually monitor staff wellbeing and questions relating to attitudes and concerns are important to include now.

The team behind the Staff Wellbeing Survey tool, Staff Pulse, recommend asking a range of questions, including:

  • Do you have the technology you need to work from home?
  • Do the return to work measures put in place adequately protect staff and pupils?
  • Is there a clear plan to return to work when you re-open?

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