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:
- The programme is currently being re-structured, enabling us to introduce new ways of working and a new Award.
- We're excited to tell you we have two new School Support Workers joining us. Each SSW will be allocated to a Locality, and will be lead for all schools within it. Your SSW will be in touch soon to introduce themselves.
- The team are all working hard on the re-structure, so won’t be out and about much until after the autumn half term (except for existing commitments). We're still here though, and can be contacted by phone or e-mail.
- The Annual Audit has been frozen while these changes happen - don’t worry - Your work won't be lost, and will be needed for the new award format. We will give you individual support once the programme is active again.
- The Food in Schools Award will continue in it’s present format.
- The PADL School Councils Award will continue, but is being reviewed. We'll let you know when you can login and submit an application.
- If you currently hold Healthy Schools or Healthy Schools Plus status, your validation will be extended to July 2017, and you may still proudly display the logo.
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Teachers are sharing the worst packed lunches they've seen...have you seen anything as bad as some of these?... https://t.co/mV8Jt6IUqM
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@RocheCPSchool This looks amazing! :)
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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 brā¦
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Missed our Friday Update last week?......well don't worry....we've got your back! Catch up on all the news... https://t.co/FCrFqrs09X
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
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...