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Cornwall Healthy Schools Delivery Advisors

Delivery Advisors work to support all schools across Cornwall in becoming a healthy school. They all have a genuine enthusiasm and passion for promoting health and wellbeing in the education sector and love to support schools wherever they can! The Cornwall Healthy Schools Team is split into six localities (please see map below), meaning that each delivery advisor is assigned to support all schools within their localities.

Our locality-based Delivery Advisors can:

  • Support schools through the Healthy School Accreditation process
  • Help schools to identify what could be done to address a health need, or to enhance existing wellbeing activities and good practice
  • Connect schools with the appropriate support, resources and training
  • Help schools to celebrate and share success and learning
  • Deliver free training


Cheryl Ellwood 

Specialism: Relationship and Sex Education; Drugs and Alcohol Education

Email: cheryl.ellwood@cornwall.gov.uk

Phone: 01736 336576 or 07887822398

Me at a glance: Preferring to care for others and to help them in practical and tangible ways, I get great satisfaction from seeing people enabled to be the best they can be.  

What's my background?

I gained my B.Ed in Manchester, and taught a reception class before having my family. I returned to work to run a Nursery School, and then became a Play Specialist in a Children's Ward. This raised my interest in nursing, and I qualified as a Nurse (and a Midwife), working in hospitals in Cornwall. This was followed by jobs with two different children's charities, before joining Cornwall Healthy Schools. I have also taught bobbin lace-making Adult Education classes.

What values drive me?

Fairness and justice - I've been an active supporter of Amnesty International for many years.

What do I enjoy doing when I am not working?

I love spending time with family and friends, pottering in my garden, reading, knitting and watching a bit of football.



 Jilly Parkinson

Specialism: Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Email: jilly.parkinson@cornwall.gov.uk

Phone: 01872 326033 or 07826902284

Me at a glance: A people person with a philosophy of "live and let live", I get a great deal of pleasure from helping others.

What's my background?

With a sports degree and PGCE, I have a longstanding interest in health and wellbeing education and work for Cornwall Healthy Schools for 3 days a week, Wednesday - Friday (I teach Yoga and Mindfulness on Mondays and Tuesdays!).

What values drive me?

Honesty, openness and fairness.

What do I enjoy when I am not working?

Housework (just kidding!). Walking my dogs in the beautiful Cornish outdoors and spending time with family and friends.




Team Lead

Chris Wood

Email: Christopher.wood@cornwall.gov.uk

Phone: 01872 326032

Me at a glance: Fun, fair and driven to succeed.

What's my background?

I have worked for Healthy Cornwall for nearly 10 years, starting in our weight management programme doing project work but with the will to progress. I have since line managed the Maternal Health and Early Years team in the absence of the team lead due to maternity leave. I then took the opportunity to become the Children and Young Peoples Lead. My qualifications are aligned to my background with the most significant being a degree in Health and Fitness and ILM Management qualifications.

What values drive me?

I believe it is important to have a passion for what you do and a team around me that shares those values. Collectively we strive to improve the health and wellbeing within the schools of Cornwall.

What do I enjoy doing when I am not working?

Spending time with my family and friends and throwing weights around in the gym.


School Localities

If you are unsure which locality your school or MAT is in, please get in touch with us by calling 01209 615600 or by emailing: healthy.schools@cornwall.gov.uk