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Healthy Schools

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Healthy Schools

Healthy Schools is a joint Department for Education and Department of Health programme delivered by the local Healthy School Team. It recognises the link between health (physical, emotional and social) and achievement. It contributes to all of the Every Child Matters outcomes through its four main aims:

  • to raise achievement
  • to reduce health inequalities
  • to promote social inclusion
  • to support children and young people to develop healthy behaviours

Healthy Schools promote the health and wellbeing of pupils' parents and staff using a whole school approach to ensure the curriculum is planned to meet young people's needs and is supported by an environment that supports safety, learning and healthy lifestyle choices.

The Healthy School Team support schools to achieve Healthy School Status, quality assuring policy and practice against rigorous national standards. Schools must develop good practice in Personal Social Health Education (including Sex and Relationships and Drug Education), Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Emotional Health and Wellbeing using a whole-school approach.

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