College’s approach to health and wellbeing continues to shine

After its recent assessment for The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Workplace Health Award, Truro and Penwith College were awarded with a Gold Award for the fourth year in a row.

The award acts as a toolkit for employers to help encourage good health and wellbeing for staff. The assessment works through 10 criteria, each with its own score that add up to a possible score of 106. Truro and Penwith College showed an outstanding rating across the board, with a total score of 100 rewarding them with the Gold Award.

Special mention in the report went to Becci Smith, Personnel Assistant at the College: “The workplace health team would also like to commend Becci Smith on her efficient and innovative approach in the professional delivery of wellbeing at Truro & Penwith College.”

The College’s approach to physical activity was also highly praised. With over 60 different activities for staff to get involved in throughout the week, as well as a newly equipped and separate gym, the College works hard to provide a physical outlet for its staff.

Indeed, this provision has earned the College more than a Gold award recently as the College won a prestigious national award from the AOC for its health and wellbeing alongside the Leading Light Award, while also winning the Active Workplace of the Year award from the Cornwall Sports Partnerships. 

With the report finishing with the sentence: “A very strong Gold award, well done with more exciting plans for 2018, please keep up the great work and continue doing what you are doing!” the College is naturally incredibly pleased with the assessment.

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” began Becci. “As a College we truly believe that providing the best experience for the students begins with creating an atmosphere where employees are genuinely supported and are happy and excited about where they work and what they do.  To receive the Gold for the fourth year running is the result of College-wide collaboration from all departments and their staff.”