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Richard Lander School

A large 11-16 comprehensive school in Truro, Cornwall.

What we do:

We teach more than 1400 students a balanced curriculum culminating in GCSE exams in Year 11.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

A large staff body, excellent facilities, a link between health and wellbeing and productivity and a desire to improve and quantify all the good work already in place.

Recent health and well being activities:

Mindfulness staff training. Healthy Breakfasts during staff training days. Staff yoga on Wednesday evenings. Staff cycling on Tues and Thurs evenings. Access to a fully quipped fitness suite. Free NHS medical health checks. The production of a YouTube library of 15 minute workouts. Badminton on Weds and Fri evenings. Emailed links to skin safety and wellbeing.

In achieving the Workplace Health award we have highlighted the excellent work we do as a staff body to promote staff health and well being as well as highlight some areas to work towards in the future. J. Bridger. M.Ed. 

- Director
Stress & Absence - 2014

New research from OnePoll on behalf of life insurance provider Friends Life found that one UK employee in six (16%) called in sick because of stress in the past year (2013), at a cost to employers of more than £460 million in wasted wages per day.

TRAC Services Ltd

"The healthy workplace toolkit has been an invaluable resource for TRAC. It is helped us review where we are as a company in terms of providing a healthy workplace and clearly identify new measures we can put in place. It is a very robust and easy to use resource that has united the team here in a common goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone. The website that support the initiative is easy to use and as lots of very helpful information and case studies. It is really easy to track your progress using the website. We have also benefited greatly from the support and enthusiasm of Rachel and the team in helping us on our journey and were delighted to be awarded silver following our recent assessment." - TRAC Services Ltd

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