Things have to change

Things have to change

Educational specialist Welbee has published a free guide to help schools transform staff wellbeing.

The guide has been published following the launch of their new feedback tool Welbee ‘’Voice’ which is a simple to use system to encourage anonymous and open conversations.

That has been designed by sector specialists to enable school leaders to better understand the specific pressures staff face, share concerns and ideas and ultimately drive a positive change in engagement and results in schools.

Now founder of Welbee Mark Solomons has been joined by three leading educational figures to launch the free guide:

  • Paul Jackson, Headteacher of Manorfield Primary School, a large Primary School in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

  • John Rooney, who recently took over the Headship at The McAuley School, a secondary-aged Academy in Doncaster.

  • Mark Eager, Principal of Brixham College, a Secondary School on the coast of Devon.

Speaking at the launch of the report, Mark explained the reasons behind the launch;

“The global Coronavirus pandemic continues to fill the airwaves and I’m reminded once again of the huge challenges we face in ensuring the wellbeing of school staff in increasingly uncertain and worrying times.

However, I am heartened by the renewed focus on improving the welfare of this country’s key workers, of which teachers are undoubtedly high on the list, and I’m determined to support school leaders and ensure that we do not simply go back to the way things were before.

Things have to change. We all have to come together to transform staff wellbeing in our schools for good. That’s why I’m delighted to be joined by Paul, John and Mark, three inspirational school leaders who have been so generous in sharing their own experiences and challenges in transforming staff wellbeing and we all fervently hope that the report is of great value to anyone seeking proven and sustainable ways to enhance staff wellbeing in their school.”

Mark Solomons has been working with school leadership teams to improve staff wellbeing and results since 2009. He and his team have now distilled and applied years of knowledge and research into Welbee as part of their mission to improve staff wellbeing.

Mark concludes;

"Very simply, staff who believe they are heard are more engaged and more effective. However, it is not always easy when you are so busy, working remotely and leading in the uncertain times we are all in right now.

To help tackle this we have developed our totally anonymous ’Voice’ tool and we’ve made it available free to schools."

Staff responses on Welbee Voice are stored securely in one place with an option for leaders to reply, address concerns, ask follow-up questions or thank them for ideas.

There is no limit to the number of conversations, allowing for specific feedback on actions, as well as requesting more general feedback.

School leaders can access Welbee “Voice” online and obtain a copy of the free report at

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