Education staff wellbeing charter –

James Williams

Updated resources to support  the education staff wellbeing charter were released on 8th May 2024.

The education staff wellbeing charter is a declaration of support for, and a set of commitments, to the wellbeing and mental health of everyone working in education.

The charter is for education staff in England. This includes temporary and support staff. All state-funded schools and colleges are invited to sign up to the charter as a shared commitment to protect, promote and enhance the wellbeing of their staff.

Sign-up is voluntary and there is no deadline.

The charter was co-created by:

  • members of the education sector, including:
    • unions (NEU, ASCL, NASUWT, NAHT, Voice Community, Unison)
    • Association of Colleges
    • Local Government Association
    • Mind
    • Education Support
    • Tapton School
    • Learning in Harmony Trust
    • Charles Dickens Primary School
    • Kensington Primary School
    • Meadow High School
    • Reaseheath College
  • the Department for Education (DfE)
  • Ofsted

The charter discusses the commitments from the DfE, Ofsted and the organisations that choose to sign up to it.

Sign up is available via the following link:

The Education Staff Wellbeing Charter can be found here: The Education Staff Wellbeing Charter – November 2021 (

James Williams – Solicitor

James Williams

I am a qualified Employment Law and HR Solicitor. I specialise in acting for schools and advise on all aspects of employment law and HR including attending employee meetings, advising senior leaders, conducting redundancy consultations, drafting contracts of employment, advising on policies and procedures and negotiating settlement agreements.