Staff Wellbeing

and the curriculum

When we make curriculum decisions, at any stage, a key consideration is the mental health and wellbeing of all staff.

The development of system leadership at all levels is supporting the reduction in staff workload for both teaching and support staff whilst supporting the provision of staff development to ensure the best provision for our students.

Our BRAG marking system reduces the amount of time that a teacher spends on marking and feedback, while at the same time ensuring that students get high quality feedback. The time taken previously marking books is now invested in planning and delivering bespoke feedback based around identified misconceptions.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Wickersley Partnership Trust believes that the mental health and wellbeing of staff is key to the success and sustainability of the organisation.

It aims to establish, promote and maintain the mental health and wellbeing of all employees through workplace practices, and encourage employees to take responsibility for their own mental health and wellbeing.

The Trust is committed to:

  • Developing an ethos that drives positive mental health
  • Promoting an open culture around mental health by increasing awareness, challenging stigma and empowering employees as champions and role models
  • Increase organisational confidence and capability, through mental health literacy and School based ‘Mental Health Champions’ trained in all aspects of mental health

WPT works in conjunction with Westfield Health, drawing on their expertise and knowledge in improving employee mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

WPT provides all employees with free access to the following services:

  • The Big White Wall – confidential, safe online forum
  • Doctorline – 24/7 access to a GP
  • 24-hour advice and information line
  • 1:1 counselling (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)

For more information about Wickersley Partnership Trust’s vision for Staff Development, please see the WPT website: