Health officials and college principals travelled from across the region to attend the National Healthy College Conference lead by Healthy College Manager Jane Marshall and backed by Bradford College Principal Michele Sutton, OBE.
Mr Colin Forrest from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) officially opened the Healthy College Conference. The (LSIS) is the sector-owned body that aims to accelerate the drive for excellence in the learning and skills sector in England.
During the annual event, college health officials shared knowledge on the Healthy College Programme, in a bid to share good practice. Bradford College was proud to host the innovative event under the watchful eye of Healthy College Manager Jane Marshall who has helped to reform the health and wellbeing of Bradford College staff with spectacular results. Confident, healthy, and personally fulfilled staff and learners are just some of the benefits Bradford College has enjoyed from Jane Marshall’s work in this area.
As a leading authority on the subject of Health - Jane Marshall is the pioneer behind the success of Bradford College gaining the ‘Healthy FE Recognition Award’ and has been singled out for praise by the government for her work in this area.
Speaking about the latest initiative to bring health and wellbeing to the top of the education agenda, event organisers Jane Marshall said: “Its been a great opportunity to come together and share good practice, knowledge and ideas on how we can continue to advance the Healthy College Programme for the benefit of our staff and learners.”
Polly Harrow, Head of Personalised Learning at Barnsley College was delighted to attend the Regional Healthy College Conference. Polly has been instrumental in introducing health and wellbeing initiatives at Barnsley College. Speaking at the event, Polly said: “Bradford College and Barnsley College are leaders in the field of Healthy College. Then there are other colleges that want to make progress and improve and develop, but they need the advice, support and guidance from colleagues that are a bit more experienced. The event has been well received by colleagues from other institutions, providing them with the support they need across the region.”