Teacher Wellbeing in focus for HLT CPD

The Healthy Learning Trust Schools Sports Partnership recently hosted it’s second event of ‘Scholarship through health and well-being’ at Flixton Girls School. This, the second of the scheduled programme of events, centered around ‘Teacher Wellbeing’. The aims of which included understanding issues / impact around teacher recruitment, challenges of the teaching profession and recognising causes / signs of stress. Breaking down the barriers to ensure we all feel confident in how to support colleagues.

 This all forms part of the Partnership’s centralised programme ‘Mental Health Awareness’ in a school setting and the associated issues raised by staff locally, as well as nationally. This programme of development is being rolled out over the coming months, including more in-depth guidance, forming part of our provision of CPD to our local schools. Commitment to this programme enabling all parties to share good practice and toolkits for use within their own environment.

The HLT SSP works in partnership with Ashton on Mersey School to provide the School Games Competition in Trafford. It also works closely with local schools ensuring that young people across Trafford have access to high quality PE, School Sport and physical activity, creating a sustainable legacy within schools.

Sarah Powell, Health & Wellbeing lead at FGS and event coordinator quote said

“I thoroughly enjoyed delivering this event to staff from our local schools and am so pleased that it was found to be useful and worth the day out of school!  The delegates got stuck into all of the activities and enjoyed the collaboration and discussion opportunities between different schools so they could share good practice!  I am glad they took some new information from the course that they can use within their jobs on a daily basis.  We are going to be running another course in the new year which will be looking at teacher mental health which I hope will be just as well-attended.  Thank you to everybody who came for making it an excellent day!”

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