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Richard Lander School

Richard Lander School is a large comprehensive school in Truro.

What we do:

Provide a safe, friendly, academically challenging environment for 11-16 year old students.


Why we became a healthy workplace:

A desire to promote the excellent opportunities offered to staff in terms of health and wellbeing.


Recent health and well being activities:

Fitness suite
SUSTRANS donated bicycles
Mindfulness training
Staff Yoga
Girls Active Friday night Ladies only fitness club
Mindfulness activities during INSET
Petting area
Staff weight loss initiative




Success Story:

Mr R Bond: Admin Staff.

Joined the RLS staff weight loss initiative in June 2018
Plays short tennis every weekday morning
Low carb diet
Weight loss = 14 pounds.

Respect, ambition, perseverance. Aim for excellence, every moment counts.
Mr S Mulcahy - Headteacher

- Director

“Public Health England South West is delighted to showcase the workplace wellbeing case studies from Cornwall and Isle of Scilly as exemplars of good practice in support of the: ‘Mental health toolkit for employers’, ‘Musculoskeletal health in the workplace’, ‘Reducing the risk of suicide: a preventative toolkit for employers’ and ‘Crisis management in the event of a suicide: a postvention guide for employers’.  Cornwall and Isle of Scilly has a long track record of leading the way in supporting local employers develop approaches that create healthy workplaces which meet the quality mark standards required to receive the prestigious ‘health and wellbeing in the workplace’ award.”

Professor Kevin Elliston, Deputy Director Health & Wellbeing South West

Top Tip

“When we think of young people’s health, we think of schools being a key space for engagement, for adults the workplace is a similar space”- Dr Justin Varney, Public Health England Programme Lead for Health and Work.

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