Department of Education Staff Wellbeing Charter
CPA have signed up to the Department of Education Staff Wellbeing Charter.
The education staff wellbeing charter is a declaration of support for, and a set of commitments, to the wellbeing and mental health of everyone working in education.
The charter is for education staff in England. This includes temporary and support staff. All state-funded schools and colleges are invited to sign up to the charter as a shared commitment to protect, promote and enhance the wellbeing of their staff.
Sign-up is voluntary and there is no deadline.
The charter was co-created by:
- members of the education sector, including:
- unions (NEU, ASCL, NASUWT, NAHT, Voice Community, Unison)
- Association of Colleges
- Local Government Association
- Education Support
- Tapton School
- Learning in Harmony Trust
- Charles Dickens Primary School
- Kensington Primary School
- Meadow High School
- Reaseheath College
- the Department for Education (DfE)
About the charter
- was created by the education sector to highlight staff wellbeing in the education sector
- is a tool for schools and colleges to create and publicly commit to their own wellbeing strategies
- is a declaration to protect, promote and enhance the wellbeing and mental health of everyone working in state education
- includes commitments on education staff wellbeing by DfE and Ofsted
- sets out principles of shared understanding on the meaning and importance of wellbeing and everyone’s roles and responsibilities
- sends a message to everyone working in schools and colleges that their wellbeing and mental health matters
- aims to improve wellbeing in schools and colleges by encouraging debate and accountability
Use the charter to:
- show staff that you take their wellbeing seriously
- open a conversation with staff about their wellbeing and mental health
- create a staff wellbeing strategy
- create a wellbeing-focused culture