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Sandy Hill Academy

We are a primary school which is part of a Multi Academy Trust.

What we do:

We are responsible for caring and teaching children from 3 years to 11 years old.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

Aspire Academy Trust is committed to being a mindful organisation that actively values the health and wellbeing of everyone in it. As part of the trust our school has recruited two health and wellbeing champions. Following this we then embarked on the Healthy Workplace Award Programme.

Recent health and well being activities:

We have held a morning's Health & Wellbeing for all staff.  Cornwall Sports Partnership came into school with 4 different activities for us all to try.  We used the morning to learn new skills -  badminton, table tennis, archery & bowls and also an IT based back pain prevention workshop.  The morning was very successful, the amount of laughter ringing through the school was amazing.  We found that it brought staff together who don't often work closely, gave staff a chance to unwind and enjoy their time.  Half way through the morning we all enjoyed a fresh fruit salad and water refreshment.  We have had positive feedback from staff and we have now purchased are own table tennis table as it proved to be very popular.


The whole school got involved in our 'Rainbow' event in aid of raising money for our local charity Little Harbour Children's Hospice Southwest.  Everyone came to school wearing the colours of the rainbow, the children and staff took part in a run.  The run was to see how many miles as a school we could achieve, our aim was from Lands End to John 'O Groats. We beat that by quite a few miles!  We also held a cake sale in the afternoon inviting parents/carers and family members into school.  The day was fantastic and we raised an amazing £750 for Little Harbour.

"The implementation of the Health and well being champions has been very important to us as an Academy.  The impact within our school has been overwhelmingly positive."

- Director

27 million working days were lost due to work-related illness in 2011/12.  Workplace ill health cost society an estimated £13.8 billion in 2010/11.

Mental Health

The total cost to employers due to mental health problems among their staff is estimated at nearly £26 billion each year. That is equivalent to £1,035 for every employee in the UK workforce.

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