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Staff at Sgoil a’ Bhac were this week presented with a Gold Award following a successful Gold assessment under the Healthy Working Lives programme, which is delivered by NHS Health Scotland, a national NHS Board in collaboration with Scotland’s 14 local NHS Boards.
The NHS’s Assessor Jenny Hill stated that “The assessment gave me a great insight into the work of Sgoil a’ Bhac and allowed the opportunity to see the clear and continual commitment of the school to a healthy, safer workplace.” She added “This is a great achievement for the school as other than NHS Western Isles, there are currently no other Gold Award holders in Lewis and Harris and only one other in Uist. As recipients of the Gold Award the staff have demonstrated a clear commitment to promoting and developing Healthy Working Lives as an integral part of Sgoil a’ Bhac. This has been further evidenced by their written health, safety and wellbeing strategy that addresses all aspects of Healthy Working Lives.”

Healthy Working Lives Silver Award

healthy working lives - sgoil a bhac compFor a number of years, Sgoil a’ Bhac has been participating in the NHS Healthy Working Lives scheme. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage staff to regularly consider health issues and factors that affect healthy lifestyles such as exercise, diet, stress, illness etc.

Sgoil a’ Bhac were recently re-accredited for the Healthy Working Lives Silver Award. We hope to soon begin working towards achieving a Gold Award. Mrs C Macleod attended an awards presentation recently where she accepted the Silver Award on behalf of the school staff.  We’d like to thank Mrs Macleod for her work in co-ordinating and promoting Sgoil a’ Bhac’s Healthy Working Lives programme.