Boston-area school shortlisted for national staff wellbeing award

A school in the Boston area has been shortlisted for a national award.

Staff at Kirton Primary School during a bonding exercise.
Staff at Kirton Primary School during a bonding exercise.

Kirton Primary School is vying for the title of School of the Year for Staff Wellbeing at this year’s Tes Schools Awards.

The awards are billed as a ‘celebration of excellence across the whole education sector’.

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Kirton Primary – the only school from Lincolnshire to be named in any category – is one of eight shortlisted for the Staff Wellbeing gong.Nicky Donley, executive headteacher, said the school utilises a ‘whole raft of strategies’ to support staff.

These include: regular audits of staff wellbeing and training, having working parties lead subject areas (rather than giving the responsibility to a sole member of staff), supporting internal promotion, and having free tea and coffee.

“The benefits include a committed team which supports its individual members as well as the wider school community,” Mrs Donley said.

Tes editor and chief judge of the Tes Schools Awards Jon Severs said: “This year has seen an incredibly high standard of entries to the Tes Schools Awards. Every teacher and school who has been nominated should be incredibly proud – it’s a fantastic achievement. We are looking forward to showcasing, as we do every year, just how vital our education professionals are to every facet of this country.”

The awards take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in Park Lane, London, on Friday, June 17.