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The Cornwall Healthy Schools Award
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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

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' encompasses 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 a Food in Schools 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, and mental health 
  • safety (including online safety, personal safety and bullying)
  • healthier lifestyles 

We can work with you to help build pupil voice across the school through our support for school staff around promoting school councils, and help celebrate your work via our Learner Participation 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 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 is offered free of charge. 


Cornwall Healthy Schools is a health improvement programme designed to support schools to develop an ethos and environment that supports learning, promotes the health and wellbeing of all in the school community, and consults and encourages participation of all within the school community.

Being a Healthy School can contribute to improvements in wellbeing for the whole school community, and to overall school improvement - raising attainment, achievement and aspirations

The Healthy Schools Award itself is designed to have a framework that demonstrates a school is addressing each aspect of Health and Wellbeing whilst also assuring the attainability of the award for schools.

Our core themes are:

10th July, 7:14am

The workshops will also hold some fantastic activities for the children to get involved in. Please pass on this in… https://t.co/IGP5nCe37v

10th July, 7:13am

Little Kitchen Magicians and CPR FoodBank are working together this summer to provide FREE cookery workshops to fam… https://t.co/VA1cHWQm9r

28th June, 11:22am

Come and join us at the #GOrunforfun event at the #CSG2019! https://t.co/GkGM2vpHt1

28th June, 10:04am

Today we are enjoying the sun at the Cornwall School Games 2019! Amazing to see so many participants! #CSG2019 https://t.co/3BerFohhOx

27th June, 6:15am

The focus of National School Sport Week 2019 this year is to raise awareness of the vital role of PE and school spo… https://t.co/Xq3aH6pJm2

25th June, 11:26am

National School Sport Week celebrates PE, school sport, and physical activity that has been delivered through the y… https://t.co/5De1jt1EA3

24th June, 9:07am

RT @RAASCornwall: Are you nominating your primary school for the Time 2 Move Awards? Deadline 30 June. Visit the @CornwallSportsP website f…

24th June, 8:39am

Have you signed up for YST National School Sport Week? What activities have you got planned? #NSSW

24th June, 8:39am

“I’d urge anyone who cares about young people’s health, happiness and success in school to sign up and join our cam… https://t.co/GnAZT8zxxl

19th June, 12:44pm

National School Sports Week, 24th - 28th June: A fantastic way to celebrate PE, school sport, and physical activit… https://t.co/MiRJ6BRn7t

17th June, 7:35am

RSE Day 27th June 2019 - Join the celebration of excellent RSE in schools! We all have a role in promoting positiv… https://t.co/amPR0vXMpY