Schools play a key role in supporting the health and well-being of children and young people.
Recent education and health white papers recognise how schools can help children to become happier, healthier, and more ready to learn and achieve their full potential.
- The Importance of Teaching – The Schools White Paper (DfE, 2010)
- Healthy Lives, Healthy People: our strategy for public health in England (DoH, 2010)
- The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment (PHE, 2014)
- Better Inspection For All (Ofsted 2015). Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare to be inspected from September 2015.
Healthy Schools enables and supports schools to plan and implement health and well-being improvements for their children and young people
As a nationally recognised Healthy School, we promote physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information. We equip pupils and staff with the understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. Pupils flourish in a positive environment and are given a voice to influence whole-school decisions.
We understand the importance of investing in health to help pupils do their best, raise levels of achievement, improve standards and develop policies and practices to promote health.
We adopt a whole-school approach, involving the whole-school community, parents/carers, governors, staff and pupils in improving children’s health.