Wellbeing for staff
As a school, we take staff wellbeing seriously. Our definition of wellbeing, in alignment with the DfE Education Staff Wellbeing Charter , is "A state of complete physical and mental health that is characterised by high-quality social relationships."
Similarly, we agree with The World Health Organisation's definition of wellbeing as: 'a state of mind in which an individual is able to realise his or her own abilities, cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."
In order to support these principles, King James's School have introduced a number of measures to support staff in many different ways.
DfE Education Staff Wellbeing Charter
All staff members at King James's School were invited to look at key priorities as identified by the DfE Education Staff Wellbeing Charter and to vote on what they felt was most important to look at as a school community.
Thereafter, the Wellbeing Strategy group, the Staff Forum, and subsequently the senior team addressed (and continue to address) the issues raised.
Working at KJS
Working in schools is incredibly rewarding, but at times it can also be very challenging. However, as a school, we work hard to overcome these challenges.
If you wonder what it might be like to work at King James's School, you can read about how we recognise and support our staff on our Working at KJS page.
How we meet the DfE Education Staff Wellbeing charter
The working culture at King James’s School comprises:
Useful websites for staff