What to expect

Our Wellbeing Audit is powered by our tool, Satchel Pulse. We will create an account for your school and as a member of SLT, add you as the main contact. No other contacts will be added so you have full control!

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Step 1

Sign up to the free Wellbeing Audit

You’ll provide us with information about our main contact for the audit, and when you’d like it to begin. We will send you an SLA to sign which covers when we will delete your data after the audit.

Step 2

We will setup your account

Our Wellbeing Audit is powered by our tool, Satchel Pulse. We will create an account for your school and add you as the main contact. No other contacts will be added so you have full control!

Step 3

Invite staff to your Wellbeing Audit

You will have full control to invite staff members to provide feedback. We suggest including all of your teaching staff, admin staff and support staff so you can see how opinions differ across groups and departments.

 

Step 4

We collect data from staff in a safe, anonymous way

Our baseline survey will ask your staff questions about 8 key areas in your school. This takes less than 2 minutes for them to complete. This will provide you with a benchmark for wellbeing in your school.

Step 5

An Education Consultant will share insights with you

Your Education Consultant will explore your individual results with you, covering the high-scoring areas you should be celebrating as well as the lower-scoring areas where there's room to improve. 

Step 6

We will provide you with a tailored action plan

Using data from the questions answered, your lowest scoring areas and your own wellbeing concerns, we will provide a step-by-step guide co-created by a wellbeing expert to help you target and improve wellbeing in your school.

Step 7

End of school wellbeing audit

You’ll now have evidence that you have tracked wellbeing in your school, taken action to improve it, and monitored trends over time. You can share these results with your governors, trust or inspector. After this point, we will delete your school’s data from Satchel Pulse.

How our Wellbeing Audit collects data

Pulse Staff Survey Wellbeing Tracker

Survey questions and reminders are sent automatically to your staff. This takes the legwork out of beginning to track and understand wellbeing. 

Respondents answer questions that make up the 8 key areas of wellbeing and culture of a school.

Surveys are answered by indicating on an emotive sliding scale how much a respondent agrees or disagrees with the statement. 

At the end of the wellbeing audit you will see how staff as a whole, or a breakdown of groups and departments, feel about 8 key areas.

The 8 key areas of Wellbeing Tracker

How they tie into your wellbeing audit

Meaningful work

Staff need to know that their work is having a positive effect on the lives of their students and that they are making a difference. Scores may be low in this area if they feel they that their efforts are having little or no effect.

Appreciation and recognition

Staff feel motivated and engaged when their work and efforts are appreciated and recognised. Recognition builds confidence and self-worth. It is a strong driver of employee engagement and is most effective when it is specific and timely.

Job satisfaction

Staff who are fulfilled in their role and believe they are good at what they do will bring passion and enthusiasm to their work. If staff do not actually like their core role, this may negatively affect their work, however much they like the school, their colleagues, and the environment.

Relationship with manager

Many people believe that an employee's relationship with their manager has the most significant impact on their engagement. A good relationship will inspire staff to do their best work and make them feel good about themselves. A poor relationship can leave staff feeling unappreciated and unsupported.

Relationship with colleagues

Many school staff spend less time with colleagues compared to employees in other sectors, but the support they need is still important and helps when coping with the pressure of work. Colleagues offering support, friendship and guidance can have a huge impact on the experience at work. A poor relationship with colleagues can feel isolating and may lead to stress.

Culture fit

The most engaged staff feel that they fit in well and share the beliefs, mission and values of the school. This alignment gives a feeling of belonging, and staff are likely to be more successful for the school if they are a good culture fit.

Career development

Most staff look for career development and expect to learn new skills and gain more responsibility. Opportunities for development are motivating and are likely to encourage people to continue working at their school. Employees feel frustrated if they don't have the opportunity or encouragement to develop and may leave if they can't progress.

School management

Poor school management is a significant reason for staff churn and can lead to stress if it makes it hard for people to do their jobs. Covering the administration, decision making, efficiency, processes and resources, staff need to know that issues are being dealt with effectively and that the school is consistently trying to improve.

Meaningful work

Staff need to know that their work is having a positive effect on the lives of their students and that they are making a difference. Scores may be low in this area if they feel they that their efforts are having little or no effect.

Appreciation and recognition

Staff feel motivated and engaged when their work and efforts are appreciated and recognised. Recognition builds confidence and self-worth. It is a strong driver of employee engagement and is most effective when it is specific and timely.

Job satisfaction

Staff who are fulfilled in their role and believe they are good at what they do will bring passion and enthusiasm to their work. If staff do not actually like their core role, this may negatively affect their work, however much they like the school, their colleagues, and the environment.

Relationship with manager

Many people believe that an employee's relationship with their manager has the most significant impact on their engagement. A good relationship will inspire staff to do their best work and make them feel good about themselves. A poor relationship can leave staff feeling unappreciated and unsupported.

Relationship with colleagues

Many school staff spend less time with colleagues compared to employees in other sectors, but the support they need is still important and helps when coping with the pressure of work. Colleagues offering support, friendship and guidance can have a huge impact on the experience at work. A poor relationship with colleagues can feel isolating and may lead to stress.

Culture fit

The most engaged staff feel that they fit in well and share the beliefs, mission and values of the school. This alignment gives a feeling of belonging, and staff are likely to be more successful for the school if they are a good culture fit.

Career development

Most staff look for career development and expect to learn new skills and gain more responsibility. Opportunities for development are motivating and are likely to encourage people to continue working at their school. Employees feel frustrated if they don't have the opportunity or encouragement to develop and may leave if they can't progress.

School management

Poor school management is a significant reason for staff churn and can lead to stress if it makes it hard for people to do their jobs. Covering the administration, decision making, efficiency, processes and resources, staff need to know that issues are being dealt with effectively and that the school is consistently trying to improve.

We ask the right questions, so you get reliable insights

It’s important to show staff you take their wellbeing seriously, but it’s even more important to feel confident in the questions you’re asking and the data and insights you receive. Our wellbeing audit does just that.

We will be running Wellbeing Audits each half-term next academic year. Sign up today with no commitment to register interest for your school.

 

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Feel confident in your wellbeing audit 

Our wellbeing tool has been created by experts and follows rigorous methodology to only provide insights that you can rely on.

jeff

Director of School Experience, Jeff has held positions as Assistant Principal, teacher, school psychologist, and director of research, evaluation, and assessment.
 
nicola

Nicola has worked in a wide variety of settings in the UK, with students across primary and secondary ages, including being a current SENDCo at a primary school and Education Coach for Inclusion.
jeff

Satchel began in the classroom, built by then Assistant Headteacher and now CEO, Naimish Gohil. Naimish uniquely understands how to build products that really suit senior leadership teams' and teachers' needs.
Graeme-1

Graeme is a Data Scientist with a PhD from Oxford University. Graeme's focus on survey methodology to provide only statistically significant data ensures leaders can take action with confidence.
  • Questions are backed by experts in psychology, research, evaluation and SEND
  • Developed through interviews and focus groups with educators
  • Survey statements follow the BRUSO model to ensure effectiveness
  • Surveys are reviewed by subject matter and survey methodology experts
  • Questions are weighted by content area experts

We will be running Wellbeing Audits each half-term next academic year. Sign up today with no commitment to register interest for your school.

 

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Still unsure? Here’s why you should do a wellbeing audit today

Our wellbeing tool has been created by experts and follows rigorous methodology to only provide insights that you can rely on.

Our Wellbeing Audit is powered by Satchel Pulse. Get the power of a paid tool with actionable insights with no cost.

Our Wellbeing Audit helps you pinpoint exact areas that can have the biggest impact on the wellbeing of your staff, and then works with you on an action plan to improve it. Unlike other tools, we will provide you with a step by step plan that you can use in your wellbeing strategy, and a benchmark showing areas to celebrate and your next focus that you can immediately show to inspectors, governors or your school community. 

We work with 1 in 3 UK secondary schools and understand just how busy they are. We’re giving you 6 opportunities to take part in your wellbeing audit, each half-term. Plus, there’s no whole staff training needed, no survey creation and no lengthy analysis of results. Now is the right time to let us take care of wellbeing for you in the background, without adding to your workload. 

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Executive Director of Instructional, Support and Student Services
The Dawson County School

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