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Stress Risk Assessment Questionnaire _headteacher_ - schools


									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:


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,

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

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?
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

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?
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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

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?

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