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Staff well-being is of upmost priority for all those who work at Fairfield High School; the way it is promoted and communicated is also taken seriously to ensure staff are exposed to a variety of excellent opportunities. Events and initiatives are communicated extensively, via the school calendar, staff briefings, staff emails, line management meetings and face to face communication.

Measures put in place this academic year include the reduction of directed time in order to address a better balance, shorter team meetings, added well-being strands in CPD programmes and a dedicated well-being group.

Examples of well-being initiatives at FHS include:

·         Community charity walk for team building/charity fundraising 

·         Massage therapist available on in-service days

·         Pre-occupational health referral system to a councillor

·         Staff buddy system (whereby well-being parcels are delivered at the most stressful times of the year)

·         Organisation of regular activities such as sport, crafts, patchwork, music and social activities

·         Cake sales to promote good relationships, the raising of morale and supporting a charity – MacMillan Cancer Support – a cause close to everyone’s hearts

Janice Callow, Strategic Projects Lead at FHS comments: “We take staff wellbeing seriously for two reasons: our staff deserve to know they are valued and respected, and our students need to see that having a professional job does not mean sacrificing quality of life and wellbeing. We are continuously focusing on increasing the well-being of our staff; as a result the positive feedback has been overwhelming.”

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