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Get to know our Wellbeing Champions

20 Jan 2021   |   Wellspring Academy Trust

Alison Gordon – Springwell Lincoln
Q Why be a Wellbeing Champion?
I believe that the wellbeing of staff should be paramount in every work setting. I have always had an open-door policy where staff could drop-in and chat so being Wellbeing Champion seemed the obvious step for me. I enjoy promoting staff wellbeing and engaging staff in different activities.

Q How do you make a difference to staff wellbeing?
I make a difference because I believe in positive mental health within the workplace and I would like to think I have a good relationship with the staff and I would like to offer the similar support and guidance to the staff, that we as a school offer the pupils.

Q What’s your favourite way of keeping yourself well? 
Not living life on auto pilot, taking note of the little things, that would usually go unnoticed. I have just completed a mindfulness course that I will be qualified to teach in the New Year and this will help me fulfil my role as Wellbeing Champion.

Q Describe yourself in three words…
Empathetic, Approachable, Determined

                                   

Katie Grainger – Elements Primary School
Q Why be a Wellbeing Champion?
I enjoy that I can give back to my work colleagues and support them when needed, especially with the year 2020 has been.

Q How do you make a difference to staff wellbeing?
I hope in my own way that I cheer staff up when they need it, support them where I can and they all know my door is always open if they want a cuppa and a chat

Q What’s your favourite way of keeping yourself well?
Taking a little time for me, I enjoy walking our dog to clear my head and I have started reading more.

Q Describe yourself in three words…
Fun, kind and caring.

Jordan Vaughan – Springwell Learning Community
Q Why be a Wellbeing Champion?
Wellbeing is more important now than ever before. Together, we can make a positive difference to enhance wellbeing across the trust. I think being a wellbeing champion allows myself to support colleagues to the best of my ability and promote the importance of self-care.

Q How do you make a difference to staff wellbeing?
I am always available to have a chat and a cuppa with my colleagues, to offer my support if they need to offload the pressures of the day. As a team, myself and Abby offer whole school wellbeing meetings and wellbeing activity days. We are looking forward to developing the wellbeing offer within our centre.

Q What’s your favourite way of keeping yourself well?
My favourite way of keeping well is to be outdoors, either walking in the hills, swimming in lakes or out for a ride on the push iron.

Q Describe yourself in three words…
Approachable, Dedicated, Trustworthy

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