Aspire Academy Trust

Staff Wellbeing

Aspire Academy Trust recognises the absolute importance of having a motivated, valued and dynamic workforce. The impact of a workforce with these qualities is the outstanding education that can then be delivered to all pupils throughout our academies.

In order to achieve these outcomes Aspire Academy Trust will:

  • Provide personal and professional development opportunities for all the workforce
  • Provide a budget for Health & Wellbeing in Aspire Academy Trust
  • Offer support to each academy through their Wellbeing Champions and the designated Health & Wellbeing team
  • Promote to disseminate good practice through the academies

Through this level of dedication we believe the Aspire Academy Trust will benefit from:

  • The retention of outstanding staff
  • Improved morale
  • Lower costs in employee turnover and staff cover
  • Lower absenteeism and good return to work practice
  • Attract outstanding staff through increased reputation
  • Continued outstanding outcomes for Aspire pupils

To ensure the engagement of Health & Wellbeing throughout the whole of Aspire Academy Trust is consistent, each academy and each individual will:

  • Have a designated Health & Wellbeing champion
  • Allow staff opportunities and time to attend training and courses
  • Provide a minimum of 1 staff meeting per year with a Health & Wellbeing focus
  • Work towards achieving a Healthy Workplace award at Gold level
  • Promote information about and access to supportive services
  • Celebrate success
  • Share good practice
  • Encourage healthy life style choices
  • Encourage all staff to have open communication with the Senior Leadership Team
  • Encourage all staff to engage in Health & Wellbeing

A meaningful and successful Health & Wellbeing provision involves the engagement of all employees, therefore it is the aim of Aspire Academy Trust that each and every individual will:

  • Promote healthy life style choices during the school day
  • Be a positive role model
  • Be responsible for actively seeking support if it is needed, professionally or personally
  • Participate in personal and professional development opportunities, strategies and training

Staff Incentive Scheme

The staff incentive scheme is available to all staff. It currently includes:

  • Discount Scheme
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Eye Care Scheme
  • New employee free Health Assessment Check