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Principals want data and insights into teacher wellbeing

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The link between a school’s workforce and its results is often undervalued and overlooked and increasingly principals want data driven insight into teacher wellbeing which has a marked effect on student outcomes.

Tracking that workforce data requires a software tool and there are a few, a new one though is PeopleBench which launched in June with 74 school signed up already. The company was named as a finalist position in the Brisbane Lord Mayors Business Awards, in the Business Innovation category.

The software offer principals the chance to track their school’s workforce data and its impact on results discreetly, then benchmark their workforce in context with other schools.

PeopleBench CEO Fleur Johnston said the company’s early research revealed that staff sick days and turnover were among the priorities related to staff wellbeing that principals were concerned about, yet tools to help them understand whether their staff attendance or leaving rates were within an acceptable range weren’t readily available.

“The saying goes that if you build it, they will come, and in just over three months we’ve had 74 schools subscribe to our benchmarking platform, proving that the research and analytics we’re offering is desperately needed in Australian schools,” she said.

“Other sectors have long linked productivity and wellbeing of staff to greater outputs, which in most cases means profit.”

“As the platform grows, the data and insights available to our schools become richer. Principals can benchmark against bespoke data sets and join a community of practice, focused on getting the best results for students,” said Johnston.

To learn more about subscribing to the platform, visit PeopleBench. For more insights into Australia’s education sector, download the State of the Sector report.


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