Helping you Care for Your Staff

How Critical is Staff Wellbeing?

How are your staff going?

No, how are they REALLY going? Are they flourishing, surviving, or only just coping?

Workplaces worldwide are asking these questions to improve the effectiveness of their work environment to avoid experienced employees burning out and leaving prematurely, and ensuring their most important assets, their staff, are working to their optimum in a welcoming and supportive environment.

The issue of staff wellbeing is becoming very concerning for schools in particular. In recent times numerous reports have indicated that teaching staff especially are at a dangerous stage of feeling burnt out and ready to leave the education sector. The situation is even more serious for graduate teachers in their first five years of teaching.

This is alarming, but CHAMP Programs can help, and has helped, alleviate these and other wellbeing issues that affect all school staff and cause concern for many Leadership Teams. Our aim is to help School Leadership care for their staff without overloading the team.

What Motivates CHAMP Programs?

CHAMP Programs' focus, as a Small and Effective team is to:

  • Passionately help schools develop happier, healthier, more positive staff
  • Improve the wellbeing of each individual
  • Create a healthier, more positive work environment

CHAMP Programs firmly believes in giving school staff a voice:

  • Through confidential surveys they can raise issues that affect their wellbeing and in turn their work effectiveness.
  • Staff can share their issues with Leadership in a non-threatening environment or manner, in a non-identified process.
  • Leadership can gain access to deep and insightful

CHAMP Programs believes that Staff Wellbeing is an ongoing process:

  • One-off ‘feel good’ workshops or solutions do not provide continuing support for staff as they face the same challenges the next day.
  • Authentic Staff Wellbeing needs to be ongoing, well directed, and able to be individualised/personalised.
  • Regular reviews provide feedback for leadership on the effectiveness of changes

What our School Clients Have Said

Postive comments from some Principals we have worked with:

As a Principal new to a school the Champ data has been extremely valuable. I had useful information regarding refining practice and consolidating the strengths of the college before the staff returned to school…. I feel that my first address to staff was more successful than it would have been without this data as I could demonstrate an understanding of what they care about….

It was also helpful to talk over the report and recommendations with Dave prior to speaking with staff. We tend to focus on any negative comments and want to fix as many as possible as soon as possible. Dave helped me see the positives which reminded me to spend at least as much time on these as we do the negatives.
Principal 1
The Champ Programs survey was implemented at our school in late 2018 and the subsequent report (along with other evidence) proved to be useful in guiding the recent restructure of our College leadership team. As a consequence, the wellbeing of staff was a strong consideration in the design of our new leadership structure, which was implemented at the start of 2020.
Principal 2
The Champ Programs survey was implemented at our school in 2021 and was invaluable as a new Principal to the school in gaining a sense of staff wellbeing and identifying areas for collaborative celebration, growth and focus as a school. The process in working with Dave and Craig was very warm, open and collaborative which helped us to constructively implement the process each step of the way.
Principal 3

Schools We Have Worked With

Want a More Positive and Engaging School Environment?

If you are interested in how CHAMP Programs can work with you to ensure your staff are an effective team, please contact us to find out more.

Helping You Care For Your Staff