Case Study

In arguably one of the most challenging periods in schools in recent memory, we carried out a Pilot study of our “5 Step Wellbeing Action Plan” online course, with 10 schools in the London Borough of Havering.

Participant feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with 100% of participants who completed the course saying that it had met or exceeded their expectations.

Key findings were that:

  • Though they were under intense pressure, participants found the practical tools
    provided by the programme useful and were greatly appreciated;
  • The range of strategies through short form video clips and practical advice and guidance have been well-received particularly when navigating the challenges faced by the pandemic;
    The clear, evidence-based and supportive approach was well received and had a measurable and positive impact.

Read the full report here

We are very grateful to the team from Havering for their support in carrying out this pilot:

Dave Smith
Senior Inspector, Traded Services (Hsis) Havering School Improvement Services (HES).

Liz Dunnett
CAD 5-19 Support Team Manager (Secondment).

Tracey Wraight
Health and Wellbeing Advisor (Education Setting) LBH Public Health.

Dr Louise Miller
Senior Educational Psychologist.

Dr Marco Cheng
Educational Psychologist, who all went over and above in supporting this pilot and participating in the course.

COMMENTS FROM THE TEAM:

Dave Smith
The Pursuit Wellbeing pilot programme has provided structured support to address the physical and mental wellbeing needs of the school staff who worked with it. 

Pursuit’s range of strategies through short form video clips and practical advice and guidance have been well-received particularly when navigating the challenges faced by the pandemic.  The workbook has been a useful way for participants to record their goals and progress and encouraged them to work both individually and collaboratively to focus on personal wellbeing.
 
Feedback has been very positive and the support from Maria Brosnan has provided extremely helpful support throughout the pilot.”

Liz Dunnett
“Working with the Pursuit Wellbeing Pilot Programme has been an exciting and rewarding opportunity for staff in Havering schools. The pilot has been timely, being launched soon after the Havering Staff Wellbeing COVID Survey coordinated by CAD 5-19 Educational Psychology Team in November 2020. 

We look forward to the Pursuit Wellbeing Programme having a positive impact and working together with Havering schools in the future.  

Tracey Wraight
The Pursuit Wellbeing pilot programme has offered school staff a clear, evidence-based and supportive approach to evaluating and addressing their own physical and emotional wellbeing needs.

The resources within the programme offer a balance of informative video clips, activities that encourage self-reflection and personal goal-setting, as well as suggestions on how to establish robust mechanisms for peer-support within the school environment.              

By supporting the wellbeing of staff, the programme enables the adults within the school community to feel happier, healthier and valued…and better equipped to support the needs of the children in their care.”