Education staff wellbeing charter

A voluntary charter declaring commitments to protect and promote the wellbeing of all education staff.

This resource is a voluntary online sign-up charter for education staff in England.

The charter is a declaration of support for, and a set of commitments to, the wellbeing and mental health of everyone working in education.

It was developed with the Department for Education in collaboration with unions, local government association, charities, organisations, schools and Ofsted.

Schools and colleges may wish to sign up to the charter to show their current and prospective staff that their setting is dedicated to improving and protecting wellbeing.

The charter can be used to:

  • show staff that their wellbeing is taken seriously
  • open a conversation with staff about their wellbeing and mental health
  • create a staff wellbeing strategy
  • create a wellbeing-focused culture.

The resource also includes a document which details the commitment of the sign-up, as well as links to further resources that can be used to measure and support staff wellbeing.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for: 

  • use by school leaders and mental health leads working with students aged 5 to 19+.

Learning outcomes

This resource addresses the following learning outcomes: 

  • Access and utilise tools, strategies and resources to support their own mental health so that they can look after themselves.
  • Identify and utilise tools, strategies and resources to confidently engage staff to help promote and support their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Share simple evidence-based strategies and exercises with staff and pupils/students to help them manage their mental health and develop their own coping strategies.
  • Facilitate development of school staff, identifying critical training and ensuring that all staff can recognise and understand the process to respond to mental health concerns.
  • Signpost and increase and promote awareness of resources to support staff.

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