The National Healthy Schools Programme Update presentation September 2009
The National Healthy Schools Programme (NHSP) It's about creating happier, healthier children who do better in learning and in life!
The National Healthy Schools Programme • A joint Department of Health and Department for Children, Schools and Families initiative which promotes a whole School approach to health improvement and learning. • The programme promotes the link between good health, behaviour and achievement.
Strategic Aims of Healthy Schools • To support children and young people in developing healthy behaviours. • To raise educational achievement. • To promote social inclusion. • To reduce health inequalities.
Targets • By December 2009, 75% schools in England will have achieved National Healthy School Status. • By December 2009, 100% schools in England will be engaged and participating in the programme. • Hampshire – 79% schools with status and 99% engaged.
KEY MESSAGE 1 • The Whole School Approach is central to the National Healthy Schools Programme. • It advocates that children and young people, staff, parents / carers and governors all have a part to play in working towards and gaining healthy schools status. • It provides a solid foundation from which developments and improvements can be embedded in a systematic way throughout the school.
Leadership and management Policy development Curriculum planning and resources Learning and teaching School culture and environment 6. Giving children and young people a voice 7. Provision of support services for children and young people 8. Staff professional development needs, health and welfare Partnerships with parents / carers and local communities Assessing, recording and reporting children and young people’s achievement. Elements to a Whole School Approach
KEY MESSAGE 2 • Using a whole school approach, schools are asked to demonstrate evidence in the four core themes: • Personal, Social & Health Education including sex and relationship education and drug education. • Healthy Eating. • Physical Activity. • Emotional Health & Wellbeing.
The New Enhancement Model • From Autumn 2009, schools who gained status from 2006 onwards and are due to revalidate will be invited, in phases, onto the ‘new enhancement model’. • The new model will help embed healthier behaviours and wellbeing outcomes into the everyday activities of school life. • This will better equip schools to promote universal health improvement for all children and young people, as well as providing additional support targeted specifically at those in challenging circumstances.
Schools will select a school priority and a local priority and will develop an meaningful health and wellbeing outcome. • The priorities / outcomes will reflect local and national priorities as outlined in Local Area Agreements, Children and Young People’s Plan etc. • Schools will also highlight activities and milestones to show how they intend on addressing the priority and meeting the outcome.
Healthy Schools Team • The Healthy Schools team is a multi agency team which consists of both health and education colleagues. The team provide support and training opportunities to schools across Hampshire. • Glyn Wright – County Inspector/Adviser for Personal Development Learning E-mail: email@example.comTel: 02380 816133 • Shelley Colby – Healthy Schools Co-ordinator (North and East) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: 02380 816139 • Fran Stanfield-Part time Healthy Schools Co-ordinator (West) E-mail: email@example.comTel: 02380 816139