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Healthy Schools Training

ALL of our training is FREE and available to ALL school staff in ALL schools in Cornwall!  

Types of sessions:
Open: An open session is held at a council location for practitioners from a variety of schools to attend.
Closed: A closed session is held at an individual school, either as a twilight session or as part of an INSET day. 

Please see our latest training sessions in the list provided below. Please note that some of our training sessions only run as an open session or as a closed session. This information is provided in the list provided.

How to book onto a open session:

The administration of our open training sessions is now hosted by Healthy Cornwall. Please click on the link below to book onto one of our open sessions.

It's really important that you cancel your place on an open session if you are not able to come along. We ask, therefore, that if for any reason you are no longer able to attend, please let us know in advance of the session. If you do not attend our training and haven't advised us with 24 hours notice, your school will be invoiced of £25. Please phone us on 01209 615600 if you have any queries. We will send you a confirmation email upon booking including details of the venue, and a reminder 7 days before the event with full joining instructions. Please contact us if you fail to receive either of these.

Book onto an open session here.

How to book a closed session:

Please choose the training session you would like to host and contact your locality worker.


This Girl Can in Your School

Type: Open or Closed

A considerable amount of research has shown that girls become less active than their male peers. This not only affects their physical health but also their emotional wellbeing. But why are girls less engaged in physical activities?

This awareness session will explore the current statistics around girls participation and will give you an insight of the barriers that girls face when being active. The session highlights some of the different things that school settings can be demonstrating to help break down these barriers and encourage girls to stay and/or become more active.

This awareness session is well suited for individuals who would like to raise the profile of physical activity for girls and young females. 

When: 20th June 2019

Where: Chy Trevail, Bodmin

Time: 1-3pm

Length: 2 hours

Please book your place via the Healthy Cornwall website or to book a closed session please contact your locality advisor


Learner Participation Training (School Council Training)

Type: Open

This workshop is for Cornwall school staff who are looking for ways organise Learner Participation in their school. The session is packed with ideas on how to move your learners and staff towards shared decision-making in a rights-respected school.

Summary of Learning Outcomes:

  • The role of Learner Participation in an effective school
  • Your schools participation journey
  • Organising Learner Participation
  • The new Learner Participation Award
  • Practical ideas and models
When? Where? What time?

15th January 2019

7th February 2019

11th February 2019


Chy Trevail, Bodmin

Basset Centre, Camborne

Chy Trevail, Bodmin





Please book your place via the Healthy Cornwall website 

Learner Participation Awards Day

This event is for Cornwall Educational Institutions who have achieved a Learner Participation Award this academic year. Being held in the Council Chambers at New County Hall, each institution is invited to present to their peers about the great things their Learner Participation forum has accomplished. They will then be awarded with their School Council Award to take back to school. There may even be the opportunity for a Q & A session with a Cornwall Councillor!

When? Where? What time?
Friday 28 June 2019 New County Hall, Truro By invitation only


For more information about how to attain a Learner Participation award, please contact us

Growing Up in the Digital World - Online Safety Training

Type: Closed

Following the changes to the Online Safety section of the Ofsted inspection, we are delivering a short session to help your staff and governors:

      • Think about the ways young people are using technology
      • Identify important aspects of online safety
      • Signpost reliable sources of lesson plans to use in school
      • Support and report – for a child in your care and to keep yourself safe as a professional

Suitable for primary schools and secondary schools. We deliver this two hour session in schools as part of an inset day or twilight staff meeting. We also offer a one hour session for parents. Contact us and your Healthy Schools Delivery Advisor will get in touch to discuss dates to suit you.  


Type: Open

For all school staff and children’s workforce.

Improve your skills, knowledge and confidence in talking to children and young people about healthy relationships, consent, puberty, effects of media on sexual development and behaviour, keeping safe and answering tricky questions in an age/developmentally appropriate manner. Excellent preparation for RSE delivery in 2020!

Speakeasy Cornwall Workforce Training has been developed over the last 10 years for our multi-disciplinary children’s workforce – many of whom have had no specific training in this important area throughout their professional training and career.

The course enables participants to develop their skills, knowledge and, crucially, confidence in discussing with children and young people topics such as;

consent, puberty, healthy and unhealthy relationships, personal boundaries, keeping safe, sex, sexuality, gender, transgender, sex and the law, sexual health, answering tricky questions and the impact of the media on children and young people’s sexual development/understanding.  

This is a 3 day training course, and participants must commit to attending all 3 dates.

When? Where? What time?
Monday 18 March 2019 Chy Trevail, Bodmin 9.30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 19 March 2019 Chy Trevail, Bodmin 9.30am - 4.30pm
Monday 25 March 2019 Chy Trevail, Bodmin 9.30am - 4.30pm


Please go to the Healthy Cornwall website to book your free place

Staff Wellbeing

Type: Closed

This is an interactive workshop, based around the Five Ways to Wellbeing – Connect, Give, Keep Learning, Be Active, Take Notice/Be Mindful.  It is designed to allow staff to think about the ways they already incorporate these activities into their everyday lives, and the ways they might be able to do more or other things.  It works well as a team building exercise too.  There is also an opportunity to think about ways to celebrate the workforce in school, and signposting to further support.

Contact us to arrange dates for your school's inset or twilight session. 

Thinkuknow Introduction Course - Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

Type: Open or closed

Course Aims

This course is run by our CEOP trained Ambassador.

The Thinkuknow Introduction course covers:

  • Introduction to CEOP and Reporting
  • Children and Young People Online
  • Online Sexual Abuse
  • Nude Selfies: What Professionals Need to Know
  • The Thinkuknow Resources

 Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at professionals who work directly with children and young people, including:

  •           Teachers
  •           Youth workers
  •           Social workers
  •           Police officers
  •           Child Protection professionals

Delegate criteria and cost

The Thinkuknow Introduction course is free for all delegates to attend.

All delegates attending the Thinkuknow Training course must present photographic ID to the Ambassador running the training at Event Registration for verification purposes. Acceptable forms of photographic ID are a passport, driver’s licence or work ID.

Additionally, we ask delegates to provide a letter from their employer on headed paper, signed by a manager stating:

  • The delegate’s role and length of employment period/association with the organisation they are representing;
  • The relevance of the training to the delegate’s role;
  • How the delegate intends to apply the knowledge gained;
  • Confirmation that the organisation has undertaken necessary risk assessment that the delegate is suitable to work with children and young people.

This must be supplied at event registration when attending the Thinkuknow Introduction course.

As a law enforcement agency, CEOP insists that any convictions are disclosed directly to us prior to attending the event - ceopeducation@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk.

When? Where? What time?
Thursday 7 February 2019 Chy Trevail, Bodmin 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Tuesday 5 March 2019 St John's Hall, Penzance 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Friday 22 March 2019 New County Hall, Truro 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Click here to book your free training place via the Healthy Cornwall website.

Resilience and Self Esteem Toolkit

Type: Closed

This training is available as a twilight session for schools in Cornwall. There are opportunities to try some of the activities, explore the support materials and discuss ideas for whole school, class / tutor group or intervention work, either 1:1 or in groups.

Learning Objectives for training:

  • Raise awareness of Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Recognise the importance of a whole school approach to EHWB
  • Explore ideas for increasing emotional literacy
  • Consider a range of coping strategies
  • Explore ways of increasing positive self-esteem
  • Explore a range of tools and ideas to support this work 
  • Signpost to additional support materials and websites 

For more information on ReSET check our pages on the Cornwall Healthy Schools website including feedback from previous training.   

Time: 2 hours

Cost: Free

If you’d like this training delivered as an INSET or Twilight session for your school or MAT, or for any further information, contact your Healthy Schools Delivery Advisor or healthy.schools@cornwall.gov.uk

Whole School Approach to Good Mental Health

This course has been designed in response to requests for support from schools around promoting good mental health and wellbeing.  Our informative and interactive workshop aims to raise your awareness of: 

      • Mental health and mental ill-health
      • Behaviours and risk and resilience factors
      • The importance of early intervention
      • Ideas for school-based support/interventions
      • Access to further support 
      • Looking after yourself

For any further information please contact healthy.schools@cornwall.gov.uk