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Whitemoor Academy

A Primary school of 100 pupils aged between 4 and 11

What we do:

A proud member of the Aspire Academy trust we are a fully inclusive primary school.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

As a small school we felt it was important that our staff could come together and work in a happy, dynamic and motivated workplace.

 

As such we are dedicated to creating a meaningful and purposeful Health and Wellbeing programme.

We believe that every individual has the right to:

Mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing.

 

Recent health and well being activities:

Our recent activities include:

A staff Zumbathon

Participating in the Santa Run

Fresh fruit Mondays

Wellbeing sessions and training offered to all staff.

Step Challenge

Shout Out Board in the staff room

Recipe of the week.

Success Story:

We are proud of all the strategies that have been put into place and believe the positive impact has been felt in our ethos and work environment.

This is evidence through our recent Gold Award.

Cancer Support in the Workplace - Dec 2013

Almost one person in five with cancer who was employed full time when they were diagnosed felt that their employer could have done more to understand their needs and circumstances, a poll by insurer Unum and Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres found.  Better communication was the key, it added.  ( Occupational Health, December 2013)

Working Days Lost

According to HSE, 36 million days were lost in 2008 as a result of work-related ill health or workplace injury. The worst performing organisations lost an average of 12 working days per employee [CBI/AXA].

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