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St Breock Primary School

Primary School

What we do:

Education

Why we became a healthy workplace:

Health and Wellbeing is at the core of all that we do. It drives our daily practice and is threaded through our school development plan. We believe it is the catalyst to successful learners.

Recent health and well being activities:

Weekly keep fit sessions for all staff.

Muscular skeletal health screenings for all staff and a programme of interventions which seek to correct any problems.

Half termly social events for all staff to build on team spirit.

Success Story:

Through our whole school ethos incorporating health and wellbeing at its core, it has had an impact on many staff members who have reflected on their own lifestyle. For example; weight loss, giving up smoking and taking up a variety of exercise in and out of school.

Staff appreciate the termly health and wellbeing questionnaire, facilitated by the health and wellbeing co-ordinator. This is analysed by SLT and actions taken as a result. Staff feel their voice is heard. For example; marking was becoming unrealistic to maintain. This was reviewed and as a result a new strategy has been and is being put into place.

- Member of staff
Active at Work

60% of people improve performance at work on days when they exercise (International Journal of Workplace Health Management)

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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