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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 being a Healthy Workplace is a very important part of this.
We at Biscovey Academy understand how crucial it is to have a highly 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:

A committed budget allocation for H&W of staff

Wellbeing sessions and training offered to all staff

Shout out board put in the staffroom.

Staffroom 'stress box' to help staff unwind.

Social activities - meeting up outside of the workplace for fun and relaxation.

Bespoke individual support.

 

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.

We have had a particularly difficult year this year with staff illness and have been able to support the individuals through some very difficult times. We have also been able to offer help and support to other members of the team that were affected as a result of this, either through extra work loads or the emotional stress caused.

We take great pride in our information board which is in a prominent position in the staff room, easily accessible to all staff. We update regularly and will all ways source any information needed that we do not already have.

We make sure we have time for people if they want to talk or have any questions, we will always endeavour to find the answers or point them in the right direction.

The motto of Biscovey Academy “WhereEveryone Matters” has long existed and is stillhighly evident in the school to this day.Biscovey recognises that the ethos andenvironment that surround a pupil willinfluence their ability to learn and perform. Bydeveloping health and wellbeing into our everyday culture we are creating opportunities forour pupils to achieve academically.

- Director
Casestudy

“I would like to take this opportunity to praise the work of the Health Promotion Service and the framework in place for the Workplace Health Award, which has significantly changed the focus and the culture of our Company, especially in relation to attitudes toward health and wellbeing and the concept of a healthy workplace being embedded as the norm”

HR Manager for Proper Cornish and Furniss and Head of Health & Wellbeing Initiative

Costs

The annual cost of sickness absence and worklessness associated with working-age ill health in the UK is put at more than £100 billion (more than Portugal's GDP).

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