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Wellbeing Offer of Support

As part of our offer to schools we protect and honour the dignity of all, so that everyone in our church school family can have ' to the full...'.  As part of this, we offer our wellbeing support.

For more detail on how we can support you and your school, contact Lynsey Norris, Assistant Director of Education -

Headteacher and acting Headteacher – newly appointed - 

Area of Support Purpose Method of Delivery Costing

Initial welcoming of newly appointed Headteacher

  • Welcome to the Diocese with a visit to the school
  • We endeavor to attend your commissioning service
  • Diocesan Headteacher pack sent out to give key information

This initial contact seeks to welcome new leaders to the church school family and to set the context for future support as well as making key introductions.

Personal visit to the school from an advisor

Attendance at commissioning service (where possible)

Core Service

Good/outstanding church school modelling:

  • Opportunity to visit a good/ outstanding church school
  • Facilitated by an advisor

To match newly appointed heads with more experienced colleagues to ensure connections are made

Half Day/ evening visit

Ongoing telephone support

Core Service

Headteacher development package

  • Opportunity to come together with other newly appointed church school Headteachers
  • Adviser introductions and input
  • Opportunity for leadership development targets and coaching

To support newly appointed Headteachers with developing their leadership of a church school

3 days across the academic year

Yes – reduced rate for school in SLA

Headteacher and acting Headteacher, chair of Governors and Clergy partnership - 

Area of Support Purpose Method of Delivery Costing

Headteacher, Chair of Governors and Clergy Conference

  • Keynote speakers to inspire and motivate
  • Practical workshops to inform school led work

An inspirational conference to allow time for working tighter, and discussion around leading a church school

1 day conference, usually help in Spring

Yes – reduced rate for school in SLA

Headteacher and acting Headteacher - 

Area of Support Purpose Method of Delivery Costing

Adviser Visit

  • A named advisor for each school
  • Conversation 1:1 with HT
  • Ethos walk around the school
  • Meet key staff

All schools who buy into the SLA get a 1-day Diocesan Advisor visit.  The focus will be both on ethos and standards, to support the SAIMS focus.  Further support will be offered for specific schools effectiveness issues

Usually Summer Term

Additional services offer

Headteacher and/or Senior Leaders - 

Area of Support Purpose Method of Delivery Costing

Headteacher Wellbeing and Resourcing Day

A chance for Headteachers and Senior Leaders to think about their own personal, emotional and spiritual wellbeing as well as equipping them to support their own staff.

During the day there will be an opportunity for self-reflection and discussion around wellbeing and staying mentally healthy, creatively through practical activities that can be taken and used in your school setting

1-day course

This is not your usual type of course, come and try the activities to take back with you

Yes – reduced rate for school in SLA

Whole School - 

Area of Support Purpose Method of Delivery Costing

Pastoral and Bereavement Support

  • Telephone conversations, visits and signposting to support all staff throughout their time in our schools
  • An opportunity to offload

There are often pressure points working in schools, we are here to provide a listening ear to help you through those times.  We can also signpost you to trusted specialist help for adults and children,  if needed


Core Service

Staff Self Care and Emotional Wellbeing Twilight

This session aims to promote good well-being and mental health for all. In this session we will consider the importance of looking after ourselves, the 5 domains of self, coping strategies, managing emotions well and an individual self-care plan. The purpose of this course is to enable people to stay mentally healthy in the ever changing education climate

Led by Justine Caswell, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offers this two-hour twilight, in your own school

Yes – reduced rate for school in SLA