Menopause in Schools – Audit to
Explore how menopause and perimenopause affect your staff. Are
there specific features of your school life which create – or mitigate –
problems. Do your buildings or organisation of the school day add to the
challenges? Are all staff, including managers, aware of menopause and
comfortable with the kinds of conversations they might need to have. What
adjustments are, or may need to be, provided. Are the various policies – menopause,
wellbeing, sickness and absence, health and safety and equality – providing the
support and information that your staff in perimenopause and menopause need? Is
there a culture in the school that’s compassionate about menopause and
respectful to those who might be struggling with menopause or do staff
experience shaming, stigma or even bullying? How are other sensitive topics
dealt with in school when they impact on staff as well as pupils?
Through a series of surveys, one to one and group discussions and
an invitation for individuals to contact me directly via email, information
will be amassed to build a picture of the experience of menopause staff which
is delivered to you as a report.
There will then be a series of recommendations to be discussed and
an action plan for menopause in your school delivered to you.
This process draws from the recently released BSI standard - BS 30416 Menstrual and Menopausal Health in the Workplace
Menopause Policy Mentoring
A one hour one to one
session for a nominated member of staff or group of staff to work through
options, priorities and practicalities to enable you to create your own policy
from a template. Support by email and text as you write your policy and a
further session to evaluate the policy you've written and to think about how to
share it and make it work within your school.