|To:||Headteachers, Governors & School Leaders|
|Published:||21 February 2012|
Managers are not always aware of problems that their staff may have, especially if they relate to situations outside of work. So, it’s important that you know about the symptoms and indicators of stress so that you can judge whether there is a need to step in e.g. review work factors, open up conversation, or make sure the individual is aware of the support around them at work.
To accompany this policy, management tools have been developed to enable pressures to become positive pressures. Each member of your staff should complete appendix 4 – Pressure and Pressure Points self assessment. This document will enable them to recognise where their pressures are and then consider what they can do to reduce them. This is also something that the manager can assist with.
If you have a member of staff who feels under extreme pressure; this would be the time to carry out appendix 2 – a Positive Pressure Action Plan. This is an enabling tool that will assist you to identify where the positive and negative pressures are.
These new documents can be found on Kent Trust Web.
If you need any assistance or guidance in using these tools please contact the health and safety unit. Advice line number 01622 694476
Published: 21 February 2012