Healthy Schools Award
The Healthy Schools accreditation provides a broad framework for schools to be able to audit their emotional health and wellbeing related provision and identify strengths and areas for development and to share good practice. ‘Hints and Tips’ to aid completion, are regularly updated to reflect national requirements on schools, whilst being based on good practice.
In order to recognise schools’ preference for different levels of engagement with the Healthy Schools accreditation, rather than an ‘all or nothing’ accreditation process, ‘Basic’ Bronze level; ‘Developing’ Silver level and ‘Enhanced Gold’ level are available to suit schools’ needs and schools can apply for at any point during the school year
Bronze level is the foundation to all healthy schools work. Schools complete a whole school review audit to recognise areas of strength and areas which require development, all linked to emotional health and wellbeing and the PSHE curriculum.
Silver level develops one of the targeted aspects taken from the bronze level whole school review audit. The focus is chosen and a base line measure is taken, then an action plan is formulated and implemented. Finally impact measures are taken to compare to the original base line.
Gold level is sharing good practice with other schools by actively supporting them to develop this work and measure the successful impact. This can be the good practice developed from silver award or an alternative developed emotional health and wellbeing activity or PSHE related work.
An annual celebration event brings schools together to celebrate their successes linked to accreditation and more broadly to share some of the outstanding work happening in schools in support of the Healthy Schools related agenda. Schools can apply for Good Practice Awards for aspects of their work, nominate for Partnership Awards and Mover and Shaker awards.
Good Practice Awards
The aim is to apply for these throughout the year to celebrate small steps and contributions everyone is making towards being a Healthy Schools e.g. for a Healthy Tuck shop, school council elections, environmental developments, staff wellbeing activity, school meal taster session, providing staff/parents/carers with supporting agency contact info e.g. on notice boards/website (weight management services, domestic abuse, stop smoking, alcohol support etc.). By the Healthy School Coordinator presenting these in school assemblies it raises awareness of the Healthy Schools related work.
Any person, not employed by the school, and not paid for the work they do, who has made a significant contribution to your Healthy Schools work. This could be someone who has made a significant input into the PSHE or Citizenship curriculum or who has supported school to develop an area of work which is going particularly well e.g. school council, work with parents, work on sustainability, work to increase physical activity, information and advice sessions, playground developments, healthy eating, anti- bullying initiatives.
Mover and Shaker Award
This award aims to allow the Healthy Schools Coordinator to recognise the efforts of a colleague in school who has gone above and beyond their paid role to support Healthy Schools related work.
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