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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: 

26th September, 2:14pm

RT @DitchtheLabel: Hey teachers, get ready for #AntiBullyingWeek and order a free education pack worth £125 now before they run out: https:…

26th September, 11:49am

RT @Cornwall_HW: A massive congratulations to our recent Camborne and Looe Healthy Weight adults programmes: https://t.co/agRsVo8MZv #Cornw

26th September, 11:25am

Anyone have any first year faux pas not mentioned in this list? Dipping your tie in custard...twice...has to be a... https://t.co/HD6kYBBCPe

26th September, 11:22am

RT @GuardianTeach: Learn from our mistakes: teachers share their first-year faux pas https://t.co/75NHtl89EA

26th September, 11:18am

RT @Change4Life: Teachers: are you taking part in #OurHealthyYear? The printed toolkits are now available in schools: https://t.co/ReghqK1o

23rd September, 1:18pm

Our friends @hps_irc have 2 skeletons looking for a new home! If you're interested please get in touch @ hpsadmin@nhttps://t.co/Dh5Bj8aRay

23rd September, 11:26am

RT @StBreockSchool: Exciting day today with our #sportsforschools equipment arriving. @AntonyJamesFly helped us to raise over £600 to buy a…

22nd September, 11:30am

RT @JemVerran_YPC: What a busy week getting young people and professionals together to improve services @YPCmakingwaves #youthvoice https:/…

22nd September, 11:29am

RT @Whitemooracad: Thank you to @FifteenCornwall for having Class 3 this morning. They had a fantastic time and loved making and eating the…

21st September, 10:49am

Change4Life launches 'Our Healthy Year' toolkits for primary schools https://t.co/CopdqhsI2J

20th September, 8:06am


Opportunities to find out more about the changes

Jane Black, Head of Learning and Achievement, has kindly invited us to the Headteacher meetings being held in October (3 location West, Mid and East) where you can find out more about the changes, ask questions and meet the locality School Support Workers. 

We are also talking about the changes at a CAPH meeting at the end of September. 

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.