Why do we need a strategy? Wellbeing is not some touchy-feely concept that can be adopted by ticking a box. Nor is it simply having a well-written policy commitment to a healthy workplace. Wellbeing at work is a culture that needs to take root across the whole organisation; and not least by those who lead.
Adopting a wellbeing culture will see benefits in outcomes including reduced sickness absence, better relationships, increased morale and improved productivity. The value of this to teaching and learning should be obvious.
A wellbeing strategy is simply your plan for embedding well-being into every aspect of school or college life, including the physical, mental, social, intellectual and even spiritual aspects. Your ultimate goal is a well workplace.