HEALTHWATCH VISIT TO TORQUAY ACADEMY
As I’ve recently reported, Healthwatch Torbay, our local independent charity ensuring that people have their say on local health and social care services, has been commissioned by Torbay Children’s Safeguarding Board to run a survey find out how it feels to be a young person living in Torbay, and what, if anything, young people would like to see change.
It’s great to hear, then, that Torquay Academy – so often in the forefront these days – has invited Healthwatch to visit them next week.
Along with Tilly Adams, who’s overseeing the survey, I’ll be taking an assembly with Year 10, talking to them about the survey – why it’s happening and what it hopes to achieve – after which the staff concerned will generously give up some of their time to allow the students to complete our questionnaire (and I know from experience how precious time is to teaching staff with so many other demands being made on them these days).
Other schools will be taking part soon, I hope!
If you’re reading this and have a school or college connection – student, teacher, parent, whatever – maybe you could help Tilly by encouraging your establishment to get involved. A first step could be to contact Tilly herself by email at email@example.com or on 07498 450205.
Bob Jope HEALTHWATCH TORBAY
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