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Why be a 'Healthy School'?
SHEU Pupil Wellbeing Survey/Needs Assessment
Supporting Wellbeing and Resilience in the School Setting
Emotional Health and Wellbeing/Mental Health
PSHE: helping pupils understand and manage risk
Pupil Voice
Food in Schools: Growing, cooking and healthier lifestyles
Our Food in Schools Award
Increasing physical activity across the school day and at home
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Rapid Self-Assessment Tool

The Cornwall Healthy Schools Rapid Self-Assessment Tool:

Our Rapid Self-Assessment Tool will help you to gather information about your current practice relating to health and wellbeing, and identify future priorities.

We hope schools will find it a useful tool, supporting you to reflect on current strengths and areas for development.

Click here to register!

29th June, 7:00am

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28th June, 11:58am

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28th June, 7:00am

The Information and Resource Centre at Cornwall Health Promotion Service has a huge selection of brilliant... https://t.co/HPgqZRPVMn

27th June, 11:46am

RT @Change4Life: Teachers! Are you doing something fun for National School Sports Week? Tag us in your photos & videos, we'd love to share…

27th June, 9:30am

A suntan is a sign of skin damage, not glowing health, NHS England and the Met Office are reminding parents in... https://t.co/V6Or62DmTC

27th June, 9:02am

As part of a government initiative, CLEAR have been contracted by Cornwall Safety Partnership (part of Cornwall... https://t.co/vAh2D3HJmw

27th June, 7:08am

RT @SmileyHil: Glorious that children in our primary schools are showing such a keen desire to make their world a better place. 🤣 Well done…

27th June, 7:07am

RT @LindsayGrahamUK: School Holidays are almost here. Twitter respect to those in the UK preparing to deliver holiday meals/activities this…

23rd June, 11:17am

RT @cornwallcivic: Lovely to see so many young people in the Council Chamber for the Promoting Active Democracy Awards ceremony @CornwallHS

23rd June, 11:11am

And the moment they’ve all really been waiting for............to have a go on the gavel! https://t.co/T6Y0kgn8ba

23rd June, 11:02am

And last but definitely not least congratulations to Lewannick Community Primary School who have achieved a Gold Award! Fantastic work!

Our support for schools

Support for schools Support for schools Why be a healthy school?
Being a Healthy School can contribute to improvements in wellbeing for the whole school community, and make a contribution to overall school improvement and raise attainment, achievement and aspirations.

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.  

Our support is tailored to the needs of each individual school to help you evidence your wellbeing work and celebrate your achievements by gaining a 'Healthy School' award.

Our work on 'Food in Schools' is a strand of the wider Food and Cornwall programme, encompassing everything that surrounds food and food culture within the school environment.


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. 

PSHE provides pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their lives.


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.  

A whole school approach to wellbeing can be a powerful tool for school improvement and increased pupil attainment and achievement.


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. 

Physical activity
For the first time in history the lack of physical activity in our lives means that this generation of children may have a life expectancy of 5 years less than that of their parents.

Physical activity

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. 

Training and resources
We offer a comprehensive and highly regarded training programme covering all aspects of wellbeing work in schools.

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.