Staff Well being at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic MAC

"As Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy, we are proud of our high standards and recognise how fundamental our passionate and committed workforce is to the foundations of this.

As Directors, we are committed to supporting our staff around their wellbeing, leading to a motivated and happier workforce.

Our commitment can be demonstrated through the various strands of wellbeing below"

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Company Directors

Everyday Health

Provide a proactive solution to help staff manage their everyday health through access to a health cash plan (Simply Health); to cover the cost of a wide range of everyday healthcare needs such as dental, optical, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatments, etc, forming part of our overall health and wellbeing programme.


Regularly evaluate the impact of the physical work environment on staff wellbeing, specifically classroom layout, workplace lighting, IT resource, temperature and space to carry out work activity and communicate to staff responses to these needs.

Mental Health

Dedicated Mental Health First Aiders trained to assess and signpost individuals in need.

Commitment to roll out additional Mental Health Support through increased Mental Health First Aid training

Actively encourage and enable meaningful, collaborative  Professional Development across the MAC

Embrace Ethical leadership– acting with selflessness, honesty, openness, integrity, objectivity and accountability

Celebrate and recognise staff contribution to helping each other and impacting on pupils lives

Demonstrate visible active listening– seeking feedback from our staff through…

School visits
Staff surveys
Wellbeing think tanks

‘Walking the corridors’- visibly engaging with staff to ensure we understand their challenges

Committing to staff wellbeing being an agenda item on every Full Governing Body meeting 

Provide regular consultation to identify and reduce workload and use this feedback to refine and develop our policies

Advocate a professional trust culture- limiting number of emails sent outside working hours with no expectation of a response until next working day

Providing extra management time

Dedicating time during INSET for teams

Clear policy on meetings– to include start/end time/ and enabling adequate preparation

Joint planning and preparation- maximising both cross curricular and transition time

Simply Health Plan

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic MAC employees benefit from access to the Simply Health Plan, offering cover for them and their family for various benefits.

The sign up window is currently OPEN

To sign up please complete a Health Plan Application form and submit to