Healthy Learning Goes Live!

(Last Updated On: July 10, 2018)


Torbay Healthy Learning goes live!

Torbay Healthy Learning is a new Public Health programme to help nurseries, schools and further education settings deliver health & wellbeing for children and young people in the Bay aged 2-19.

Torbay Council’s new healthy schools resource, kick-starting with a dynamic website including supporting social media, aims to be the go to resource for teachers and school staff regarding all aspects of a child’s and young person’s health and wellbeing.

It is anticipated that the website and social media will be the start point for a much wider programme to include school awards, conferences and resources for parents amongst other aspects.

The main areas of Torbay Healthy Learning are:

Early years – support and guidance to help the wellbeing and development of children in the early years setting

Emotional Health & Well-being – supporting nurseries, schools and colleges to work with their local communities to build the resilience and confidence of children and young people so that they can have the best possible start in life.

Physical Activity – support to promote physical activity, making it a part of everyday life both at school and home.

Nutrition – support to promote pupils healthy eating, maintain a balanced diet and make healthy choices in school, home and the community.

Personal Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) – support to deliver PSHE education, which gives pupils the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.

Events, campaigns, ‘in the news’ items, training opportunities and network meetings relating to our five themes above    

To find out more and start using the site please visit


Bob Jope  Healthwatch Torbay

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Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!