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Nuffi eld: school wellbeing pilot


Every UK secondary school should appoint a ‘head of well- being’ tasked with improving the physical and mental health of students and teachers, according to Nuffi eld Health and think tank 2020health. T e two organisations have


joined forces to produce new research which outlines how low levels of exercise and poor emotional wellbeing could be improved through the creation of such a posi- tion. Backed with adequate resources, they say the head of wellbeing would be able to foster coordinated support in the school environment. In light of the fi ndings, Nuffi eld Health has


Nuffi eld Health CEO David Mobbs wants better wellbeing in schools


committed to leading, evaluating and funding what is thought to be the fi rst ever pilot of a head of wellbeing in a UK secondary school. T e pilot will include the development of a health and wellbeing programme, designed to meet the needs of the local area. “T e head of wellbeing role will provide


much needed support to head teachers to engage with pupils and staff , not just about


physical wellbeing but also emotional wellbe- ing,” said Nuffi eld Health chief executive David Mobbs. “We are calling on secondary schools across the country to sit up and take note of the wellbeing of their staff and pupils. T is is why we are leading a new pilot to identify the ben- efi ts this role would have on the whole school.” A competition will now be held to find


a pilot school, with the aim of starting in September 2015. Details: http://lei.sr?a=Y8A2B


Bannatyne management shake-up continues


It’s all change at T e Bannatyne Group, where just days aſt er Leisure Opportunities revealed Justin Musgrove to be the new MD, Ken Campling has been appointed as the new fi nance director of the Group’s gym arm – Bannatyne Fitness. T e latest personnel change comes as


T e Bannatyne Group deals with the fallout from the recent arrest of its then director of fi nance, Christopher Watson. He is being investigated over an alleged multi-million pound fraud and remains on police bail. Meanwhile, T e Northern Echo reported


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that the Group’s former CEO Nigel Armstrong was also arrested on suspi- cion of fraud as part of the investigation. Armstrong, who Duncan Bannatyne once described as “the most important person working for the company,” has been released on bail pending further inquiries. T e new appointee Campling is an experi-


enced accountant who brings a strong retail background to the role. He has overseen growth at brands including Williams Music and the Clinkard Group, while most recently he was head of fi nance at Delima Limited, part of the Sports Direct Group.


4 Read Leisure Opportunities online: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/digital Ken Campling is the latest new name to join the Group “Having worked for Sir Tom Hunter and


Mike Ashley, I am well-trained to be able to work for a Dragons Den entrepreneur,” said Campling. “Duncan and the management team have made me very welcome and I am looking forward to a very positive future.” Bannatyne Fitness – the health club chain


started by Duncan Bannatyne in 1997 – now comprises more than 60 health clubs across the UK, with many also featuring a Bannatyne Spa. Details: http://lei.sr?a=z7Y9V


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