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Bodmin College

Company ethos or mission statement:

  • To improve the attainment and progress of all students in all subjects
  • To improve the educational opportunities for all students in all subjects
  • To improve the quality of the learning experience for all students in all subjects
  • To assist and work in partnership with parents and carers to improve students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

A brief summary of why you have become a healthy workplace:

Working in education is a demanding experience. Sometimes we can become so focussed in improving the life chances of our young people that if we are not careful we can neglect to look after ourselves. Bodmin College believes that its staff are the key to the pupils' success and being a healthy workplace is crucial to this.

Recent Health & Wellbeing activities on offer (this year):

We have worked on mental wellbeing and hosted a very successful 'Time to change, time to talk' event. Facilities for staff to be active at work have improved massively and include turbo trainers, gym and staff showers. We have also ensured consistency in the way absence is treated for all staff.

 Plans/Aims for the next year:

  • Back Pain & Prevention
  • Healthier Eating including Healthy Weight
  • Mental Wellbeing & Stress Reduction

I am delighted that we have achieved the Silver award and I would like to pay tribute to the hard work of our development team, but also the whole staff who have embraced both the opportunities and challenges presented to them.

- Brett Elliott - Principal
Low Back Pain - FACT
Working Age adults are at highest risk of LBP between the ages of 40-60years 
Employee Feedback

"I am lucky to work for an organisation whose management has whole-heartedly supported me throughout the process of obtaining the Healthy Workplace Awards.  The Directors have never said ‘no’ and it is great to know that my employer is interested in everyone’s well-being at work.  Not only have they approved my initiatives but they have also led by example and joined in some of them too.  They have committed, what are for us, scarce resources and agreed more flexible working policies as well as offering support to staff who may struggle with work or with personal problems through solid employment policies and management techniques"- Louise Mallas, YMCA Cornwall

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