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September 2016 - All Change for Healthy Schools

We are changing the way we work with and 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: 

If you attained Healthy School status or completed a piece of work for HS Plus during the 15/16 school year it is still valid and will remain so until July 2017. You may still use the Healthy School logo. 

If you are part way through the Annual Audit - please don't worry - although we've shut the on-line audit tool down all of your work is safe and will be relevant to what is to come if you haven't been contacted already your new SSW will contact you asap.


30th August, 2:53pm

Home We're posting information about the all new Healthy Schools on the website. Come & see what's going on https://t.co/aFBzFNDz2n

30th August, 9:27am

RT @SavvyKernow: RIP to a true legend that spread a smile to the faces of millions! #RIPGeneWilder https://t.co/2MJlCyyad5

26th August, 8:49am

Health Promotion Newsletter - Autumn Edition out now! https://t.co/iPWnzkNswH

26th August, 7:23am

What a fantastic message! One simple action could change someone's life! https://t.co/QGK2NPaubJ

25th August, 11:15am

Teachers...Sign up now and receive a FREE growing kit for your school!... https://t.co/ef3TjcUy6V

25th August, 10:45am

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors share their stories: https://t.co/DFjnXvYrNt

25th August, 8:48am

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25th August, 8:48am

RT @Cornwall_HW: Healthy Weight 7-13 years coming to #Falmouth in September! Book your family on here: https://t.co/3aHSDlI7mL https://t.co

25th August, 7:49am

Good luck this morning everybody! #GCSEResults

24th August, 7:30pm

Okay...please tell us you're as excited as we are about #BakeOff being back? Got any favourites already? Who's... https://t.co/CB8WUKjgcT

24th August, 12:16pm

RT @Change4Life: How many #10MinuteShakeUp games have your family played? Don't forget to log them! https://t.co/GKp8VLhMkg https://t.co/k4

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.