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Laleham Gap School

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Staff Wellbeing & Support


At Laleham Gap, we understand that to create an environment where children and young people can thrive, we must also recognise, nurture and protect the wellbeing of our staff.


As a special school, our staff are our most important resource. We know that listening to, caring for and investing in the adults in our school so that they too feel safe and supported is vital to our children’s wellbeing.


Providing these things allows staff to authentically demonstrate good wellbeing and happy, well-rested staff make for good role models. Protecting staff wellbeing allows them to remain resilient, be more dynamic, accept supportive feedback. It also helps staff to show an unyielding professional and positive regard for both colleagues and the children they encounter in their day-to-day work, keeping interactions constructive and meaningful, thus enhancing the wellbeing of our whole community.


To build good wellbeing among our staff, we support them to run a growing range of wellbeing clubs and initiatives for adults in our community. These include:

  • Wellbeing Café
  • Guardian Angel Scheme
  • Adult clubs:
    • Art Club
    • Table Tennis
    • Yoga
    • Bounce Beyond Fitness
    • Book Swaps
    • Food Club
    • Health Club

In addition, the school provides other dedicated services, including:

  • Wellbeing Support Sessions
  • Support and guidance on accessing Staff Care and Support Services