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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
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

A reduction in cost of advertising and agency fees attest to the fact fewer people leave the company and that candidates now approach Ginsters direct as they are seen as an employer of choice.  Number of applicants in 2005 = 2481, in 2006 = 3641 and in 2008 = 3764.  Advertising costs reduced from £50,743 in 2005 to £33,805 in 2007 and £18,126 in 2008. 

Low Back Pain

LBP appears in all age groups, however is most prevalent in working age, followed by retired and then the under20s. A Large portion of LBP cases will have pain for over 12 months and be out of work for over 6 months. This has a huge strain on employer, Governemnt and NHS costs  

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