5 Ways the Laurus Trust support their staff with a work life balance.
At the Laurus Trust we strive to provide the best education for the pupils and students who attend our schools, but with that we recognise in order to provide outstanding teaching and learning, we must nurture our employees to continue to look after their mental and physical wellbeing.
The leading business magazine, Forbes, says work-life balance is an important aspect of a healthy work environment. Maintaining a work-life balance helps reduce stress and helps prevent burnout in the workplace.
Our Assistant Curriculum Leader, Katie Levy, talks about her experiences in the Laurus Trust.
1. Further Professional Learning
Providing further professional learning for all members of staff allows for them to understand the curriculum in depth, learn new and different teaching techniques and gain an understanding on wider professional issues. Offering these sessions means teaching staff have a starting springboard to do their own research.
2. Departmental Debriefing Sessions
Each department in all of our schools take a collaborative teaching approach where team members share best practice and can ask advice from their peers and colleagues – a problem shared, is a problem halved!
3. Whatever It Takes
All Laurus Trust staff live by the motto of Whatever it Takes. However, this way of working doesn’t mean we expect staff to jeopardise their own time and work beyond their hours. Katy said: “Whilst I work hard on a day-to-day basis, having a clear cut off time for work is really important to me. I am ambitious so this can be difficult for me at times, but having time to relax and engage in the things that I love to do outside of work is vital for a healthy work-life balance.”
4. Work Hard, Play Harder
Every team in the Trust has a social calendar, where they socialise together outside of work. We also have the annual Laurus Trust May Ball where all members of staff from across the Trust are invited to get dressed up and attend a 3-course meal and dance into the night.
5. Cross Trust Support
The Laurus Trust is a community of people with one vision and aim, this means our staff work across the Trust to support each other. Katy continued: “The Laurus Trust provides a supportive working environment and the opportunity to work together with other trust schools, developing a close professional community. This means that I can continuously work to develop my teaching and learning from members of staff with different experiences and educational backgrounds.”
Working at the Laurus Trust
As a Trust that is continually growing, we are looking for people who share the same vision and values as us. If you would like to know more about careers at the Laurus Trust visit our careers page laurustrust.co.uk/careers where you can subscribe to join our talent pool and stay up to date with the latest jobs.