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Working Together to Secure Success

Well-being Charter

We want Collaborative Learning Trust staff to enjoy the highest possible standard of well-being.

We define ‘well-being’ as:

The state of being comfortable, healthy and happy.

Our schools strive to create a culture of workplace well-being, so that every member of staff can thrive and our schools can recruit and retain high quality staff. Our aim is to make our schools strong and happy learning communities to deliver our Trust’s vision for education and make a positive impact on our communities.

Our well-being charter aligns perfectly with the values of our Trust – the things that are important to us:

  • Education for the common good of the whole community
  • Education for dignity and respect
  • Education for wisdom, knowledge and skills
  • Education for hope and aspiration

Achieved through:

  • A commitment to a genuinely collaborative approach to ensure sustained school improvement towards the vision
  • Strong ethical leadership and behaviour at all levels
  • Autonomous ethos and identity for each school, whilst sharing core values and vision across both church and non-church schools
  • Effective staff professional development and opportunities for excellent practitioners to develop their career.


Everyone has a role to play in creating and sustaining a culture of workplace well-being – it is not just school leaders who have this responsibility. All Collaborative Learning Trust staff must be committed to exhibiting professional behaviours that support the well-being of themselves and their colleagues. Individuals must take responsibility for their own well-being by finding ways of supporting or maintaining their well-being and seeking support if needed.

However, we recognise that leaders’ actions (at senior, middle or governance level), are fundamental in setting the culture across our Trust. As well as modelling behaviour that supports staff well-being, leaders must be committed to making decisions and creating resources that support the well-being of all Collaborative Learning Trust staff.

This is why our well-being charter focuses on six core areas – it sets out our ambition for the way that all leaders in our Trust will support staff well-being. The full charter is uploaded at the bottom of this page.