Local school becomes first of its kind to achieve health and wellbeing accreditation

Worcestershire Works Well is delighted to confirm that St Bede’s School has achieved level 2 accreditation.

Due to their hard work to support health and wellbeing during a challenging year they are the first school to have achieved the accreditation.

Worcestershire Works Well is a free accreditation scheme designed to support businesses to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees. Improved employee health and wellbeing has been shown repeatedly to improve profitability and productivity of businesses.

On their award of the accreditation, Hayley Farbrother, Art Co-ordinator at ST Bede’s, commented: “We believe that School staff wellbeing is fundamental in the job that we do, it so important that staff feel good in themselves and feel valued and supported. This in turn, having a strong positive impact on the wellbeing of the children they are working with, allowing children to flourish and achieve their full potential. Worcestershire Works Well has really helped St Bede’s focus on what staff need and how we can support them further with their wellbeing.”

To obtain the accreditation organisations are required to meet the criteria for 8 core standards plus at least one additional standard. Those core standards include environment and culture, leadership and management, mental health and more.

There are three levels which your organisation can work towards, starting from level one.

Worcestershire Works Well accreditation will demonstrate that you are an organisation who takes employee health and well-being seriously.

To find out more information regarding the scheme and accreditation please visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/worcestershireworkswell.

 

Pictured: Left to Right, Mrs Kate Gallinagh, Assistant Principal & Mrs Hayley Farbrother, Art Co-ordinator and Worcestershire Works Well Champion.