Welcome to our updated website
Our vision is simple: to support schools throughout Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly to raise attainment & achievement by improving health & wellbeing for pupils, staff, parents & carers in the wider school community.
We aim to achieve this through working together with schools & our partners in the council, health service & voluntary sector to offer a ‘joined up’ effective, evidence-based wellbeing support using a ‘Whole School Approach’. We offer:
- Individual tailored school support
- Training courses/workshops
- Teaching resources
- Support for specific local/national wellbeing programmes that our schools are engaged in.
Our support is available to all schools in Cornwall & IOS free of charge. Read more in the 2015 handbook. Whatever your school wellbeing needs are, we aim to help.
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The Annual Audit is intended to help you capture the essence of what it means for your school to be a Healthy School. Primarily, it's a self-assessment checklist enabling you to celebrate what's working well and to identify areas where you might want to take some action.
It will provide excellent evidence for the new Ofsted Framework from September 2015 which is putting a greater emphasis on a whole school approach to pupil wellbeing and personal development (oh, and school food!)
Our support for schools
Why be a healthy school?
Healthy Schools and Ofsted
From September 2015 the revised inspection framework will include a more detailed focus on all aspects of wellbeing and personal development in school including all aspects of food across the school. we can help you prepare.
Our support is tailored to the needs of each individual school to help you evidence your wellbeing work and celebrate your achievements by gaining 'Healthy School' status.Read more...
We can work with you to help improve school meals and increase uptake; we offer courses / resources on cooking and growing skills in the classroom and beyond (including work with parents) and help you work towards the FFLP Awards. Our partners include community chefs, Cornwall Food Foundation, Jamie's Kitchen Garden Project and school caterers.Read more...
PSHE & Pupil Voice
PSHE is a vital part of supporting resilience by helping students recognise and manage risky behaviours, and includes:
- relationships and sex education
- drug education (including alcohol, tobacco and volatile substance abuse)
- emotional health and wellbeing / mental health
- safety (internet safety / personal safety / bullying)
- healthier lifestyles
We can work with you to help build pupil voice across the school through our work with our colleagues in Cornwall Council who are developing and delivering Learn to Lead (an innovative and highly effective approach to pupil participation) and help celebrate your work via our PADL school council awards.Read more...
Our work is needs led and focused on your key priorities for wellbeing across the whole school community. A focus on building resilience by supporting EHWB/PSHE in schools can help increase aspiration and achievement as well as help children and young people understand and manage risks linked to poor decisions around sexual health or drugs and alcohol and help them adopt healthier lives.Read more...
We are supporting the PE and School Support Strategy, 'Time to Move'. The strategy essentially focuses on the wellbeing of students and how it can be supported through the implementation of PE in the school environment. We are also encouraging families to get more active together through our Hearty Lives Cornwall programme.Read more...
Training and resources
Alongside training we have a wide range of resources to support your work. Our resources include ones we've developed locally which are now gaining national recognition through awards and being cited as best practice in key national wellbeing strategies. All our support for schools in offered free of charge.Read more...