Eden Academy Trust

Staff Charter

Eden Academy Trust

Well-being Pledge 2023-24


At Eden Academy Trust, we will:

  1. Ensure all changes made within Eden Academy Trust are considerate of staff workload and well-being.
  2. Undertake termly well-being checks with staff – identifying and responding to issues as and when they arise.
  3. Continually review teacher workload, driving down unnecessary paperwork and reducing bureaucracy.
  4. Be considerate of staff well-being in the timing and level of communications, working hours and job expectations.
  5. Consider flexible working at all levels of employment.
  6. Break down the stigma around mental health – ensuring well-being and mental health are a key part of the Trust recruitment and retention strategy.
  7. Ensure CPD is provided to all staff to enable them to manage their own mental health and well-being more effectively. Offering professional support as and when required.
  8. Provide access to a range of high quality mental health and well-being resources – including trained and experienced and staff.


To enable the Trust to meet this pledge, as a Trust we will…

  • Ensure all School/Trust leaders prioritise staff mental health within their own area of the Trust.
  • Appoint a Mental Health lead in each Trust School.
  • Create a ‘Staff wellbeing and workload’ group in each school – made up of both teaching and non-teaching staff.
  • Give staff the support they need / training required to take responsibility for their own and others well-being.
  • Provide support to, and give leaders access to, the resources needed to manage the well-being of the staff they lead.
  • Devise and implement a clear ‘communication policy’.
  • Give a staff a voice in decision making.
  • Drive down unnecessary workload.
  • Create an outstanding culture of behaviour within our trust Schools.
  • Support Staff to professionally develop and progress their own careers.
  • Protect school and Trust Leaders well-being and mental health.