What is a Healthy School?
A healthy school is one that is successful in helping pupils to do their best and build on their achievements. It is committed to on-going improvement and development.
A healthy school promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information and equipping pupils with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health.
A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to assist in the process of raising levels of pupil achievement and improving standards.
It also recognises the need to provide both a physical and social environment that is conducive to learning.
NHS Guidance 1999.
What St. Alban's are doing to achieve this……
- Positive play ground scheme
- Healthy Tuck Shop
- Recyling programme
- Information and advice available for parents /pupils
- Drinking water readily available
- Refurbishment of pupils' toilets
- Involvement of School Council in decision making – playground equipment; fund raising – charity rota; anti-bullying campaign.
- Formulation of positive playground bid for Quiet Zone
- Annual event – healthy lunch box; creative games competition
- Heartstart programme delivered throughout school by trained staff.
- All staff trained in Basic First Aid
- Celebrations – Friendship Friday (strengthen ethos) Global Awareness Week, Celebration Assemblies/ Star of the Month Award
- Regular meetings of Healthy Task Group
- Distribution of school logo drinking bottles
- Training and implementation of Take 10
- Organisation and participation in cluster sports tournaments
- Staff CPD – swimming; behaviour; sex and relationships
- Information and advice to parents – video re Sex and Relationship Y5/Y6.
We follow the scheme of work outlined By Rotherham Healthy Schools and couple this with the SEAL Scheme of work (Social and Emotional Aspects of learning) as well. The whole school accesses this area of learning at least once a week and it is assessed through an online assessment tool.
Link to National Curriculum: