W is for Wellbeing by @smwordlaw – UKEdMag

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Wellbeing: In a whirlwind world of stress, it is important that wtake moments to check our wellbeing. Mental wellbeinis a state, which helps us to realise our potential, copwith the normal stresses of life and work effectively.


This article originally appeared in the February 2017 Edition of UKEdMagazine

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Promoting mental wellbeing enhances our resiliencto cope with difficulties with a level head. Children’s wellbeing is at the core of our practice, but schools are so fastpaced, and the school day packed full of emotionswe seldom take a moment to focus on our own wellbeing.

As educators, our wellbeing is inextricably linked witour mental resilience and ability to teach effectively. A@Christchurchsw9 we have put together a wellbeinprogramme, which gives all members of staff aopportunity to take a moment to eliminate the day’s stress, focus their minds and stay healthy. Midweek whave a yoga class, where all staff members can relax and quieten mind chatterto relieve the day’s stress. Staff members leave feeling revived and ready to go home stressfree. At the end if the week, we have a dancfitness class. It’s fun, healthy and eases workstress. Mosimportantly it brings staff together, raising morale and increasing wellbeing. Better wellbeing, better teaching!


@smwordlaw Assistant Headteacher – Brixton

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