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EP 26: The Hot Debate: Who is Actually Responsible for Staff Wellbeing? With Adrienne Hornby and Aimee Parkinson

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Staff wellbeing continues to be a hot topic in education circles but one question that comes up time and time and again is - is staff wellbeing the leaders’ or the staff’s responsibility? And while there are fair points to be made for both sides, the answer remains that it’s a joint responsibility. Leaders, teachers and school staff each have responsibilities to uphold which will ultimately contribute to that collective wellbeing we seek. 

In this episode, I am joined once again by fellow school wellbeing consultant and founder of Well-Nest, Aimee Parkinson, where we exchange ideas on the hotly debated topic of staff wellbeing and whose responsibility it ultimately is.  

In this episode, we cover:

  • Viewpoints from both sides of the aisle: is it the leaders' or staff’s responsibility?
  • The core responsibilities of leaders
  • The core responsibilities of staff
  • Integrating the joint responsibilities with the PERMA(H) model of wellbeing
  • The importance of clearly communicating roles, responsibilities, and the ‘why’ behind a leader’s actions
  • The value of being open and vulnerable


If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out episode 25 for an in-depth look at Aimee’s experience in this space and her approach to cultivating a culture of wellbeing in schools. 


Links and Resources:

Anonymous Staff Wellbeing Survey packages

Blog article: The Hot Debate: Who Is Actually Responsible For Teacher And Staff Wellbeing?

Blog article: The PERMAH Model for Workplace Wellbeing 

Well-Led Schools Episode 25: A Growth Map to Improved Wellbeing in Schools With Aimee Parkinson


Thank you so much for listening. I’m so honoured that you’re here and would be so grateful if you could leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or on your preferred podcast app, that way we can inspire and educate even more people together.


Connect with Aimee via: 

Her website: Well-Nest

Her podcast: The Wonders of Wellbeing



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