Well-being Conference and Workshop 2010
On 12 March 2010, the second Well-being of the Workforce conference was held at Norton Manor Conference Centre and was very successful.
The theme was It starts at the top and was aimed at senior school leaders and governors, providing an opportunity for them to explore their understanding of well-being related to leadership behaviours and actions, and their relationship with staff well-being.
Delegates were also able to book onto workshops during the day, looking at:
- relationship awareness theory
- managing change effectively
- collaborative support in the management of well-being
- work/life balance
- empowering effective teams.
Well-being Conference 2009
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On 20 January 2009 the first Well-being of the Workforce conference was held at the Marwell Hotel, Winchester.
The conference was well attended by a good mix of primary, secondary, and special schools and an education centre.
Glynis Wright, County Inspector/Adviser for Personal Development Learning, opened the conference and set the scene and the aims for the day.
The keynote speaker was Tony Markham, Headteacher at Herne Junior School, who spoke about well-being and how it fits in a school context.
Other school presentations came from Carolyn Clarke, Headteacher at Harrison Primary School, Jane Armstrong, Headteacher at Farnborough Grange Infant and Nursery School, and June Brown, Headteacher at Tweseldown Infant School.
Councillor Kirk was in attendance, supporting the Well-being of the Workforce initiative, and spoke to delegates about the importance of well-being.
There were also presentations from Occupational Health, Employee Support Line, Education Personnel Services and the Healthy Schools Team, including some interactive activities from the Healthy Schools Team, using some of the tools that can be found on this website.
"It was great to have the chance to reflect on the well-being of our school and gain new ideas to manage change with a small budget."
"This conference provided information which will enable me to make an impact at school quickly by its practical approach."
"The most useful part was the way in which the different initiatives – WRR, SEAL, Healthy Schools, Healthy and Safety, etc, were all brought in under an umbrella approach rather than being treated as separate."
Amanda Stevens – Education Personnel Services
Fran Stanfield – Healthy Schools