We are extremely proud of our staff wellbeing programme and believe this contributes to making our school such a special place to work at. We have around 200 members of staff who work for us at Tring School and we have a dedicated wellbeing team who are extremely passionate about ensuring our staff are well looked after.
We offer our staff lots of ways of getting involved in the wider school community, as we believe a positive work life balance greatly impacts on our staff's wellbeing. Events and activities such as:
- Free weekly staff swimming for Tring School staff and other schools in the Ridgeway Learning Partnership
- Discounted membership for Tring Sports Centre
- Metafit class
- Theatre trips to London
- Arts and crafts club
- Staff Bake Off
- Annual Christmas party
- Staff rounders
- End of year celebrations
- Summer school / World challenge
We are very proud to be able to offer all our staff 24/7 Employee Assistance Program - Health Assured. The program is designed to offer support in areas such as family issues, financial information, legal information and stress and anxiety. This service is completely free and all information is kept confidential. This is a fantastic service that we offer our colleagues to support them in both work and personal issues.
Recognition is key to having positive mental health and here at Tring School we like to acknowledge our staff's hard work and commitment. Once a term we ask staff to nominate a colleague that they feel has gone above and beyond in their role. One individual is then drawn out of a hat and given a bottle of 'bubbly' to celebrate their successes and all nominated staff receive a personalised thank you letter from the headteacher.
Feedback from staff has helped shape our success, because at Tring School we really value staff opinions. Once a year we conduct a staff opinion survey to understand what we are doing well and where we can improve. Results from our 2018 survey demonstrate very encouraging developments with 95% of our staff feeling engaged and 88% feeling valued.