The Healthy Schools Programme is a long term National initiative, helping young people and schools to be healthy and make healthy lifestyle choices. The Healthy Schools Programme involves the whole school community i.e. students, parents, Governors and school staff.
The aims of the programme are to:
- Support children and young people in developing healthy behaviours
- Help raise achievement in children and young people
- Help reduce health inequalities
- Help promote social inclusion
There are 4 key themes, they are:
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
- Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
- Emotional Health and Well-being
Our Implementation Group
This group is representative of our whole school community. It consists of students from different year groups, members of the teaching and non-teaching staff, the school nurse, Governors, Learning Mentors, the school Catering Manager and advisors from the NHS healthy schools team. We meet every term to discuss relevant health issues that concern members of our school community. This is a student led process and they help set items for our meeting’s agenda. The aim of our meetings is to investigate positive solutions to various issues/concerns raised during the meetings.
- Sixth Form ‘Life-box Toolkit’ Health Day: ‘It was really fun and interesting. I really enjoyed it’. ‘It was extremely informative and I felt all the topics discussed were very relevant’.
- ‘Wear it Pink’ Day to support breast cancer and cancer research
- Year 7 & 8 Bikeability Day - Cycling and road safety event
- Year 9 Brook Event focusing on relationships education
- World AIDS/HIV Awareness Event
- Year 9 & 10 students attended a play about healthy relationships
- Launch of a lunchtime Walking Club for students
- Mindfulness introduced to staff and students
- Year 7 Introduction to Kooth.com and sign up session
Click here for more information about our work for Healthy Schools.