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Stress Risk Assessment Questionnaire (Headteacher) Strictly Confidential This questionnaire should be completed by the Headteacher (or their nominated representative) to gain a full picture of the employee’s situation with regards to factors relating to stress in the workplace. There are a series of questions in each of six categories relating to stress: the demands of the employee’s job, the control they have over their work, the support they receive, the working relationships they have, their role and responsibilities, and any change processes that affects them. In each case, you will be asked to indicate your assessment of the situation. There are no 'right' or 'wrong' answers and no 'good' or 'bad' choices. Each question should be considered and responded to. If the space in a ‘Comments’ section is not sufficient, please continue on a separate sheet of paper, taking note of the question number. Headteacher’s name: School: (or nominated rep.) Employee’s name: Job title: Date: Demands Yes/No Comments 1. Do you provide the employee with adequate and achievable demands in relation to his/her working hours? 2. Is the employee able to fulfil the tasks and responsibilities of his/her job? 3. Has the employee had sufficient training to do his/her job? 4. Are there any problems with the employee’s work environment (e.g. excessive noise, temperature extremes, etc.)? Control Yes/No Comments 5. Do you give the employee control over his/her pace of work as far as possible? 6. Do you involve the employee in decision- making which impacts on his/her working practices and priorities to an adequate extent? 7. Do you encourage the employee to use his/her skills to full effect in his/her job? 8. Do you encourage the employee to use his/her own initiative? www.learningtrust.co.uk Stress Assessment Questionnaire (Headteacher) 9. Do you give the employee the chance to undertake new, challenging work, and do you encourage him/her to do so? 10. Do you encourage the employee to work as flexibly as possible, especially in times of workload pressure (e.g. in terms of working time, taking breaks, working from home, etc.)? Support Yes/No Comments 11. Do you support the employee adequately in his/her day-to-day work and when problems arise? 12. Do you encourage your employees to support each other in day-to-day work? 13. Do you assess your employee’s training and development needs regularly, but at least once a year? 14. Do you make it known to your employees that you can be approached at any time, especially with work-related problems? 15. Do you provide the employee with regular feedback regarding his/her work objectives? Relationships Yes/No Comments 16. Do you promote positive behaviours at work to avoid conflict and ensure fairness between your employees? 17. Do you encourage your employees to report unacceptable behaviour like bullying, harassment or similar scenarios? 18. Do you make your employees aware of your policies and procedures addressing such unacceptable behaviour? 19. Do you encourage open working relationships between your employees where they can share any work-related problems with their colleagues? www.learningtrust.co.uk Stress Assessment Questionnaire (Headteacher) Role Yes/No Comments 20. Do you ensure that the employee doesn’t have any conflicting responsibilities in his/her job? 21. Do you provide information to your employees so they understand how their work fits into the overall aim of the organisation? 22. Do you ensure that the employee understands what his/her responsibilities at work are? 23. Are systems in place to enable employees to raise concerns about any uncertainties/ conflicts they have in their role? Change Yes/No Comments 24. During a change process, do you ensure employees receive sufficient information about the change and timelines? 25. Do you ensure employees understand what the impact of the change on their jobs is? 26. Do you consult employees on changes and provide opportunities for them to influence proposals where possible? 27. Do you ensure employees have access to relevant support during times of change? Other Yes/No Comments 28. Is there anything else not covered by this questionnaire which you feel might be contributing to the employee’s work- related stress? www.learningtrust.co.uk
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