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Staff Wellbeing

A core principle at Chiltern Academy is prioritising good mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing as an essential and ensuring that everyone is appreciated and valued equally. We recognise that success is dependent on the diligence, dedication and unique qualities of all. The culture of wellbeing at our school comes from the heart as the leadership is empathetic and truly invested in staff wellbeing.

All staff at Chiltern Academy have contributed to our vision of staff wellbeing.  
A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.             - John Geiger 


Wellbeing highlights at Chiltern Academy include:

  • Deliberate actions taken to lighten the workload of all staff at Chiltern Academy.
  • Weekly Chiltern Champion staff appreciation and termly ‘Thank You’ Cards from pupils.
  • Extensive CPD opportunities both subject and personalised training.
  • Open doors, praising good practise and supportive experienced staff.
  • Shared planning and resources and support for designing curricula.
  • Empowering each other to become the teacher they want to be.
  • High quality shared technology systems.
  • Regular briefings and clear communication for all areas.
  • Regular social events and celebration of personal milestones.
  • Access to refreshments, sports facilities and a comfortable staffroom.
  • Clear routines, deadlines and rationale for tasks including data and monitoring.
  • Well-Being Wednesday
  • Flynn time!





Staff Quotes 

Any issues can be spoken about openly and freely

Incredibly supportive team to work in

Helping each other out if anyone is struggling

Everyone is welcoming, friendly and approachable 

Friendly and approachable team leaders

Everyone makes a conscious effort to check on each other


There has been research to suggest that channelling positive energy and having a positive internal narrative can be used to  motivate, encourage positive changes, or boost your self-esteem. Positive affirmations are almost as easy to define as they are to practice. Put simply, they are positive phrases or statements used  to challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts. 

Please see here for details of the theory underpinned by research.

Tips for Setting Positive Affirmations:

1. Make it meaningful to you

The affirmations that will work best for you are the ones that are  personal and meaningful. 


2. Develop a practice

Creating new thought patterns is all about frequency and  consistency. This means trying to practice positive affirmations every day.


3.  Demote your inner critic

When your inner critic flairs up, try to remember that it is only  one voice and that you are no longer giving it the mic.  ‘Mindfulness’ or bringing awareness to your thoughts, can help  you do this.


4.  Turn thought into action. Action is the key to making positive affirmations stick