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padstow school

Padstow School is a single form entry Primary School

What we do:

Our job is to provide high quality teaching and learning opportunities for the children at our school. We aim to do this in a happy and caring environment for all who enter our school. Primary School is situated at the top of the coastal town of Padstow. There are currently 35 staff and 164 children at the school.The school predominately serves the children of the town along with the areas of Trevone and Rumford. We have a small management team led by the Headteacher Mr Phillip Banks and his deputy Mr Simon Hill. There are 2 other male members of staff at the school and the rest are female. We all work in a light spacious and fairly modern building.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

We became a Healthy workplace,becoming involved in a pilot scheme run by the Aspire Academy to ensure Heath Champions were trained and given a pivitol role in the life of the school.  At Padstow School we strive for every child to recognise, develop and celebrate each others contribution to school life. In order to achieve these high expectations for our children, we know this must apply to our staff and their well being and happiness at work. The Healthy workplace award gave us a clear guideline and structure to work towards this and is a way of celebrating our current successes.  

Recent health and well being activities:

  • Health and Wellbeing Champion Training 
  • (2 Champions in place at Padstow)
  • Line Manager Stress Training
  • Difficult Conversation Training
  • Health and Wellbeing board implemented into the staffroom area.
  • Lower Back Care Workshop
  • Bowen Technique Day- sessions open to all staff
  • Bra fitting workshop
  • NHS Heath Checks open to all staff 26/35 attended. 
"Having the new Health Champion Role at school has increased opportunities for health issues to be on the agenda. It has made me feel more valued as a member of staff and was one of the reasons I put myself forward to be trained as our 2nd Health Champion" Alison Walker - Reception Class Teacher.

- Member of staff
Casestudy

St. Austell Brewery won a gold award on their first year of taking part in the programme. Chrissie Knight, Occupational Health Manager for the brewery, commented, “Caring for and investing in the workforce has always been a priority at the Brewery and it is wonderful to gain recognition for the work that takes place at all levels to ensure that we remain an employer of choice for people in the South West, which is not only because of the opportunities that exist at many levels within the organisation, but also because of the support and benefits that exist for all employees”

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

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