Multi-academy trust hosts wellbeing day for over 700 staff

A multi-academy trust has hosted a day of wellbeing activities for more than 700 members of its staff.

The Shaw Education Trust hosted its first-ever whole-trust event at Wolstanton High School, where staff from all 11 of its member academies gathered to take part in activities including crystal healing, cake decorating, massage, dance classes, football sessions and even drum circles.

There was also a talk from guest speaker Ashlee Carlile from education services business Prospects, who spoke about how maintaining positive relationships at work can help boost wellbeing.

The event was hosted to combat the teacher retention crisis by promoting a healthy work-life balance, with staff being encouraged to learn self-care techniques, and take the time to consider their own needs.

“We are all cogs in the great education machine, we may form different shapes, we may have different roles, but we must fit together harmoniously, providing the engine room and mechanics which enable our students’ success,” said Jo Morgan, chief executive of the trust.

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