Queensland Department of Education Sponsor State-Wide Rollout of Staff Wellbeing Toolkit
NESLI is delivering the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit to schools across all regions in Queensland as part of the ‘Teaching Queensland’s Future’ five year initiative.
The Queensland Department of Education is sponsoring up to 250 schools to commence the Wellbeing Toolkit this year as part of the implementation of the Staff Wellbeing Framework across the state.
The development is seen as particularly timely within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the added teacher stress and uncertainty of pedagogy during the public health crisis.
The toolkit has been delivered to more than 500 schools across Australia to date, with 98% of participants showing improvements in their individual wellbeing and organisational social capital levels. Toolkit graduates also reported increased confidence and self-awareness, reduced anxiety, greater job satisfaction and better personal relationships as a result of toolkit participation.
Paul Mears, General Manager of NESLI Asia-Pacific, said of the rollout, “NESLI is honoured to have been selected to deliver the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit as part of the QLD Department of Education Wellbeing tender.
“There are now more than 7,000 people who have participated in the toolkit across Australia, including system engagements with the NT Department of Education and several Diocese such as the Catholic Education Office Wagga Wagga. The program design is informed by current research and data into wellbeing and social capital. We are dedicated to lifting the wellbeing of all teachers and school leaders in Australia, and we are excited to be able to do this state-wide in Queensland.”
Developed in 2016 in consultation with Professor Philip Riley of the Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey, the NESLI Staff Wellbeing Toolkit is a vehicle for schools to develop a climate and a culture that places wellbeing at the centre of school operations. It is an important cog in a whole school approach to wellbeing that includes students, parents and the wider community.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, NESLI has recently adapted the toolkit so that it can be delivered online, if preferred, dependent on what works best for each school.
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