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Supporting Wellbeing and Resilience in the School Setting
Emotional Health and Wellbeing and Mental Health
PSHE helping pupils understand and manage risk
Pupil Voice
Food in Schools: Growing, cooking and healthier lifestyles
NEW: Our Cornwall Food in Schools Award
Increasing physical activity across the school day and at home
Food and Cornwall: Creating food wealth so that no one is hungry in Cornwall
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Are you recieving the Cornwall Healthy Schools Friday Update?

September 2016 - All Change for Healthy Schools

We're changing the way we work with/support schools. You can find out more about the changes and why we're changing here. The key things to note for the moment are: 

28th October, 11:05am

RT @JemVerran_YPC: Day 5 of #takeover #yourway and we have a yp out with @CornwallCouncil's Chief Exc today 👍

28th October, 8:12am

RT @HealthyCIOS: It's the last day of #Stoptober2016 . Find out how our quitter has got on with @BBCCornwall at lunchtime with Gill from @S

26th October, 9:05am

The School Food Plan offers a free training resource to help all school staff understand the importance of a good... https://t.co/GnmP0pJXMX

26th October, 7:21am

RT @JeanetteOrrey: Check out the school food plan website lots of resources https://t.co/g6XaR5EP4z

25th October, 10:46am

RT @HealthyCIOS: 20-a-day smokers who quit for #Stoptober2016 have already saved around £250! @StopSmokingCIOS can help you too https://t.c

25th October, 8:23am


19th October, 2:46pm

RT @SaltashPCSO: Great work from yr6 Burraton students, lessons around theft & effects on their future!Also touched on social media💻 #Polic

19th October, 8:17am

Teachers are sharing the worst packed lunches they've seen...have you seen anything as bad as some of these?... https://t.co/mV8Jt6IUqM

18th October, 2:28pm

RT @KidsCookMonday: Even your youngest kids can learn to season foods with love! #KidsCookMonday https://t.co/olc5qM4RVU

18th October, 2:15pm

@RocheCPSchool This looks amazing! :)

18th October, 2:15pm

RT @RocheCPSchool: Year 1 had a super harvest day. We made bread and cooked it over a camp fire, the children were brilliant and all the br…

Opportunities to find out more about the changes

School Support Workers will soon be contacting their schools about the changes to the programme and the ways we can support you.

If you have any questions you'd like to put to us now please get in touch



Our support for schools

Support for schools Support for schools Why be a healthy school?
Because it works to support children and young people to develop life long healthier behaviours; to help to raise attainment and achievement; to help to reduce health inequalities; and to help promote social inclusion.

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.

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 & Pupil Voice
PSHE provides pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their lives. Pupil voice is a key part of the Whole School Approach and pupils should be engaged and involved in all aspects of your Healthy Schools work.

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.  

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 younger 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. We are also encouraging families to get more active together through our Hearty Lives Cornwall programme.

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.