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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 Macmillan Coffee Afternoon which has been a huge success.

A representative from the NHS came to offer all staff a health check, which again had a good uptake and boosted staff morale.

We have held a Dementia Friends Awareness session open to all staff who wished to attend.

"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
Obesity

People suffering from obesity could reduce their future earning power by as much as £500 per annum because qualifciations, skills and experience become outdated during long term absences from work caused by their conditions.

Success Story

My name is Tony King and I'm part of the Maintenance Team at YMCA Cornwall.  When I first started working here, I spotted the Cycle to Work Scheme on a poster so I thought I would enquire about it.

It's very easy to set up; you can get up to £1000 which covers the cost of the bike, a lock, helmet and lights.  All you had to do was go to the bike shop and choose your bike.

Since getting my bike, I've now been cycling for the past 18 months from Hayle (to Penzance) which is 11 miles.  I feel fitter, I've lost weight and it has got me into cycling having been cycling in France and Belgium.  Next year I'm going cycling in Holland.

All in all, it's a good scheme and I would highly recommend it.

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