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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 and Mental Health
PSHE helping pupils understand and manage risk
Pupil Voice
Food in Schools: Growing, cooking and healthier lifestyles
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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Our new Rapid Self-Assessment Tool is ready!

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 are: 

School Support Workers have contacted their schools about the changes to the programme and the ways we can support you. Click here to read the letter.

23rd February, 12:04pm

Grow Wild is awarding £500 to young people aged 12–25 to lead projects that will raise awareness about the... https://t.co/pKnVV7iCDr

22nd February, 12:20pm

The Big Pedal 2017: The theme for this year is Around the World in 10 Days. Your wall chart will take you on a... https://t.co/hjzUzy6HxK

22nd February, 11:11am

RT @Change4Life: Teachers: are your pupils food smart? Put them to the test with our #BeFoodSmart quiz! https://t.co/TWTQ6mjEgu https://t.c

22nd February, 10:15am

Police are urging parents to check if their children are using popular social media app Musical.ly safely and... https://t.co/JySa0lZlJl

22nd February, 9:02am

You can find information on all of our upcoming events and training dates by checking out our online calender:... https://t.co/4CQRAdLbzB

22nd February, 8:20am

We had a great time on Monday providing a set of inset workshops at Treviglas Community College on emotional... https://t.co/DdLiTlCE1W

21st February, 1:04pm

Newly Updated PADL Awards Website Up and Ready: https://t.co/dSTZZ1pWu5 https://t.co/ufP2PavtrJ

21st February, 8:10am

DIGITAL ROMANCE: Brook and CEOP are working together on a research project called Digital Romance. The aim of... https://t.co/Tj2Yn39Oyn

20th February, 11:36am

RT @AspireAcademies: Welcome back from half term everyone! We know it's Monday and we know it's murky but lots happening this half term to…

20th February, 10:02am

Healthier Pupils = Better Learners https://t.co/hj25TKmjVC https://t.co/uqNGlKdsxb

17th February, 11:18am

RT @behealthyatwork: Happy #RandomActOfKindnessDay, Think of all the ways you could brighten up someones day today! https://t.co/gtHkKO5XwX

The Cornwall Healthy Schools Rapid Self-Assessment Tool is ready:

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!

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 & 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 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.