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Biscovey Academy

A primary school for children aged 7-11.

What we do:

We are a Key Stage Two fully inclusive Academy.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

Biscovey Academy is dedicated to creating a meaningful Health and Wellbeing programme and becoming a Healthy Workplace is a vital part of the journey.

Biscovey Academy recognises the absolute importance of having a motivated, valued and dynamic workforce.

We are all responsible for creating an organisation that promotes health and wellbeing strategies.

We believe every individual has a right to: 

Mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing.
Experience personal achievement.

 

Recent health and well being activities:

All staff offered an NHS Health Check

Mindfulness Workshop

Dementia Friends

Line Manager Stress Training

H&W Champions attend network meetings

Staff Incentive Scheme launched

Staff were supported and signposted during bereavement and illness. Interventions in place where required.

Recreational activities included canoeing, laser tag, bowling and football golf.

Success Story:

Following the NHS Health Checks several staff have made lifestyle changes that have had positive impacts.

We know that schools play a vital role in supporting children’s mental health and building their resilience. In order for us, as educators, to be able to successfully deliver this role we must be valued and supported. By fully embracing the whole philosophy behind the Workplace Award and Health and Wellbeing, we aim to give our staff and therefore our pupils, the ability to deal with the complexities of modern life.

- Director
Health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace

In the United Kingdom during 2013–2014 an estimated 1.2 million people who worked during the last
year were suffering from an illness (long-standing as well as new cases) they believed was caused or made worse by their current or past work. Half a million of these appear to be new conditions which started during the year. 

 

Health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace
A Britain’s Healthiest Company summary report
Marco Hafner, Christian van Stolk, Catherine Saunders, Joachim Krapels and Ben Baruch

Obesity

People suffering from obesity could reduce their future earning power by as much as £500 per annum because qualifciations, skills and experience become outdated during long term absences from work caused by their conditions.

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