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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.

9th December, 2:05pm

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8th December, 8:20am

Children's online junk food ads banned! https://t.co/ysCsNtW4Uz

7th December, 12:20pm

RT @Cornwall_HW: The National Child Measurement Programme weighs + measures children in reception + Yr 6 in Cornwall. Here's why: https://t…

7th December, 12:15pm

Check out the latest Health Promotion Service Newsletter! Including an update from the Healthy Schools Team!... https://t.co/ewZxPshWpr

6th December, 12:38pm

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5th December, 2:16pm

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2nd December, 1:00pm

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2nd December, 9:05am

NCMP Info: https://t.co/49vX7GsxRJ

2nd December, 9:05am

RT @Cornwall_HW: The National Child Measurement Programme weighs + measures children in reception + Yr 6 in Cornwall. Here's why: https://t…

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?
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.