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Healthy schools

 We are pleased to be a Bronze Healthy school (working towads Silver)

A healthy school:

  • Identifies, develops and communicates a positive message and appropriate values in relation to the health and well-being of the whole school community
  • Actively values and promotes the self-esteem of all members of the school community, develops good relationships in the daily life of the school and is welcoming and open to parents and the wider community
  • Is successful in helping pupils and staff do their best and celebrates their achievements
  • Offers all pupils the opportunity to benefit from a broad, balanced, creative and stimulating education that challenges and promotes brain-friendly learning
  • Promotes good communication within the whole school community ensuring that pupils and staff are given an effective voice in whole school decision making
  • Provides an accessible and relevant PSHE / Citizenship programme which enables pupils to develop their skills and attitudes in order to make informed choices about their health and to develop their social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness
  • Invests in the physical and emotional health of staff and pupils to help improve standards and raise achievement
  • Provides a range of opportunities beyond the curriculum which promote the development of skills
  • Takes every opportunity to provide a safe, happy and reflective learning environment which promotes inclusion
  • Develops partnerships with appropriate outside agencies and individuals, for advice and active support within the context of health education and health promotion in the school

Definition: Emotional Health & Well-being

Emotional and spiritual resilience that enables us to enjoy life, survive pain, disruption and sadness and cope successfully with change. It is a positive sense of well-being and an underlying belief in our own dignity and worth (MIND, 1998)

Defination: Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is about maintaining a balanced diet. This means eating foods from all the different food groups in the right amounts. The Eatwell Plate is the Government model for healthy eating A Whole School Approach to Healthy Eating sees Healthy Eating integrated in to every part of the school day from breakfast club through break time snacks, school and packed lunches to after school clubs and incorporated in the curriculum.

Defination: Physical Activity

Physical activity is defined as any force exerted by skeletal muscle that results in energy expenditure above resting level and includes the full range of human movement, from competitive sport and exercise to active hobbies, walking and cycling or activities of daily living (DH 2004). Different types and amounts of physical activity are required for different outcomes. The Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) of physical activity for adults is at least 30 minutes on five or more days of the week, for children it's one hour (WHO 2009).

Definition: PSHE including SRE & Drug Education

PSHE (Personal, social, health and economic education) is the planned provision in schools for promoting the emotional, social and health development of children and young people. It includes the acquisition of information on a range of health issues that are relevant to their age, maturity and understanding including emotional health and well-being, sex and relationships, diet and exercise, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, careers and safety; the development of emotional and social skills including skills for learning, achieving, managing change and looking after health; and the exploration and clarification of values and beliefs including respect, morality and an understanding of cultural diversity. Blake, S (2006) A whole school approach to PSHE and Citizenship. London: National Children’s Bureau Simon Blake OBE, is the Chief Executive of Brook, the Sexual Health Charity for young people.