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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. We are proud to be part of Aspire Academy Trust.

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:

Recent Health and Wellbeing activities include:

Additional champions being trained for sustainability

Free Circuits/ exercise classes for staff

A committed budget allocation for H&W of staff

Purchase of a staff table tennis table

Wellbeing sessions and training offered to all staff

Shout out board put in the staffroom

Social activities

Bespoke individual support

We are proud that in 2016 we were shortlisted for the Cornwall Sports Partnership " Active Workplace of the Year" award.

Success Story:

We are proud of all the strategies we have in place and believe that the positive impact is felt in our ethos and environment.

As a result we are mentors for young sports coaches and we were featured in the Cornwall Sports Partnership Conference.

The motto of Biscovey Academy “Where Everyone Matters” has long existed and is still highly evident in the school to this day.
Biscovey recognises that the ethos and environment that surround a pupil will influence their ability to learn and perform. By developing health and wellbeing into our every day culture we are creating opportunities for our pupils to achieve academically.

- Director
Costs of Ill Health

In 2006 around 175 million working days were lost due to illness and it is estimated that the annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness is over £100 billion.  (Working for a healthier tomorrow, Department of Health, March 2008). 

Sickness Absence

Stress related conditions and musculoskeletal disorders are now the most common reported causes of sickness absence from work in the UK. 

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