The Hampshire Healthy Schools Programme is an exciting initiative that supports the link between health, behaviour and achievement, and enables schools to develop healthy and happy children/young people, who do better in learning and in life.
What the Healthy Schools Programme means to Hampshire schools:
“Our Healthy Schools work is giving our pupils the skills and knowledge to start making informed decisions that will affect their future lives”.
The programme is based on a whole-school approach which involves working with children/young people, parents/carers and school staff to contribute to the health and well-being of all members of the school community.
The breadth of work that a school undertakes is captured by the whole school review tool which is underpinned by the four core themes:
personal, social and health education
emotional health and well-being.
Schools can then build on this broad platform with challenging work on a narrow focus based on one or two key priorities.
Within Hampshire, a small team of widely experienced individuals is available to support schools to gain and maintain Hampshire Healthy Schools status. This is achieved through a range of training opportunities and regular support and network meetings.