DSAT is a strategic and forward thinking Trust and we recognise that our staff are a precious resource. We aim to appoint and develop professionals who are welcoming, compassionate, highly motivated and who can promote high expectations and aspirations throughout the Academy Trust. We want our excellent staff to thrive and will do all we can to support them in that mission.
Do you know who your school Wellness Champion is? What about your Mental Health First Aider? We all need to take responsibility for our own wellness, but there are plenty of others out there to support us on the journey too.
Below you will find links to a range of resources to support you, including our Wellness Strategy.
In the introduction to our Wellness Strategy, our CEO Mark Lacey, says this:
"It is such an important time for us to have a Vision and Strategy for Wellness. Like me, I am sure you can point to times in your experience as a child or an adult when your wellness has been compromised. For me, this is personal: I can testify to a time when I reached a point of breakdown and wasn’t sure how to continue. Thankfully, through the reality of faith, and the support of treasured friends and colleagues, I was able to find a way back. I am now in a place where I can share that story with others who might benefit from hearing it but it has been, at times, a tough journey. Furthermore, my conversations with many in our Trust in recent times, have left me in no doubt that the period of pandemic has left our reserves diminished and resilience tested like never before. I am touched by the extraordinary acts of generosity and kindness that I see every day as staff support one another and the children and families in their care. I am grateful too for the commitment of our Wellness Steering Group for taking our vision and strategy forward. Together we can do this!"