SKIPTON-based teaching agency Justteachers is celebrating being named Centre for Excellence in Wellbeing 2020, through an award from Great Place to Work UK.

This has been awarded on the back of results from recent staff wellbeing index surveys designed to measure the levels of wellbeing in the workplace and follows previous Great Place to Work awards in 2018 and 2019.

Justteachers’ managing director Caroline Cafferty said: “We are rightly proud of this achievement.

“Employee wellbeing is a key element of our culture, highlighting to current and future employees that we are committed to creating the best environment possible for our team.

“The results underpin our fundamental values around promoting wellbeing as a business, which focus on promoting a positive working environment, employee financial security, mental and physical health, work-life balance, interpersonal relationships and fulfilment at work.

“Employee wellbeing encompasses all the physical, psychological, social and financial aspects of working life and here at justteachers significant consideration is given to how we can continue to help our team to feel trusted, valued and respected.

“There are many unique benefits we offer to our team in order to promote their wellbeing and a healthy work/life balance.

“We operate on a ‘reduced hours’ policy during school holidays.

“The nature of our business means that we have optimum periods for productivity around school term time and quieter periods during the school holidays.

“We therefore structure our working hours accordingly, with reduced working days in the school holidays.

“Staff with young families in particular find this a huge benefit in alleviating strain around organising childcare provisions in the holidays.

“It’s important for our staff to be happy, and we really do take the time to take on board feedback from our staff in order to help us live out our values and support and inspire our incredible people.”