Health and Wellbeing Policy – Learners
Progress to Excellence Ltd is committed to developing and embedding a culture of health and wellbeing and aims to provide a healthy learning environment where learners are able to successfully carry out their roles and responsibilities and achieve their personal goals. Progress to Excellence Ltd is further committed to developing and maintaining a culture of respect and wellbeing to support learners being healthy, confident and emotionally resilient.
The Health and Wellbeing Policy will be supported by a framework of policies and procedures that address the following:
- A supportive culture
- Equality and diversity
- Ownership and responsibility for one’s own health and wellbeing
- Effective communication and consultation procedure
- Management of stress
- Work-life balance
- Planning and evaluating health and safety, wellbeing and safeguarding activities
- Recognition and valuing learner, employer and staff achievement
- Quality assurance and enhancement systems
The policy aims
- To promote a feeling of wellbeing and being valued within Progress to Excellence Ltd
- To promote healthy lifestyles among learners
- Improve engagement, productivity and success
- Create a positive and socially inclusive culture
- Provide support/services that have a positive impact on learners
- Be a provider of choice
Health and wellbeing is monitored through effective management at Progress to Excellence Ltd with an appointed Health and Wellbeing Officer supporting its function.
Learner, health, safety and wellbeing is monitored and promoted throughout the learner journey. Learners are provided with details for contacts within Progress to Excellence Ltd and external agencies they can access in support of these areas. They will also be able to access a range of educational resources to support:
- Sexual health and sexuality
- Mental health
- Pastoral support
- Physical health
- Diet and nutrition
- Drugs and alcohol
- Road safety
- Personal safety
Target and actions
Targets and actions have been developed as a result of discussions with learners and staff. We therefore intend to:
- Increase promotion of the Pastoral Support Service
- Develop a Health and Wellbeing Resource Bank
- Increase participation in health and wellbeing activities, monitored through learner surveys
- Train key staff to support learners to overcome barriers that may effect their learning programme
- Promote equality and diversity for all, through topics of the month
Responsibility and resources
The Health and Wellbeing Policy will be monitored and reviewed by the Health and Wellbeing Officer and Quality Manager. Opportunities to achieve wellbeing and promote best practice will be the responsibility of the Health and Wellbeing Officer.
Training and assessment officers have responsibility to promote the development of health, safety and wellbeing among learners. Learners must therefore be aware of the impact of promoting health and wellbeing and how it relates to them feeling safe and overall performance.
The Health and Safety Officer is responsible for safeguarding and ensuring that the physical aspects of the workplace are safe, fit for purpose and not detrimental to health.
All learners have a responsibility for their own health and wellbeing as well as that of their colleagues.