What we do
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.
Cornwall Healthy Schools is placed within Healthy Cornwall (previously called the Health Promotion Service), and is part of the Cornwall Council Wellbeing and Public Health Service. Along with all local authorities we have a duty to improve the health of the population we serve. All our programmes seek to improve the health and wellbeing of the county’s population by raising awareness, educating and supporting various behaviours which contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
Our vision is to support schools throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to raise attainment and achievement by improving health and wellbeing for pupils, staff, parents and carers in the wider school community.
We aim to achieve this through working together with school staff and our partners in the council, health service and voluntary sector to offer a coherent approach to effective, evidence-based wellbeing support in the school setting using a ‘Whole School Approach’.
- Individual school support for staff
- Free training courses and workshops
- Advice, information and signposting
- Teaching resources
- Support for specific local and national wellbeing programmes that our schools are engaged in
This wide-ranging support is available to all schools in Cornwall free of charge.
Our Locality-based Healthy Schools Delivery Advisors can:
- Help you to identify what could be done to address a need, or to enhance existing wellbeing activities and good practice
- Help you to plan a piece of health and wellbeing work
- Connect you with appropriate support, resources and training
- Help you to celebrate and share your success and learning