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Healthy schools – some thoughts on our journey. Stewart Plowes and Rachel Beck Turton and Edgworth CE/Methodist Primary School – Blackburn with Darwen.

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1 Healthy schools – some thoughts on our journey. Stewart Plowes and Rachel Beck Turton and Edgworth CE/Methodist Primary School – Blackburn with Darwen

2 Apology - we do not have the answers for your school – we may not even have the questions! Just because it may be part way to working for us does not mean the same things apply, you may be way beyond, not yet there or on a totally different route to where we were. Relationships are the key to everything that we do – our main focus in school. Having a PSHE leader who is talented, dedicated, passionate about what she does and an incredible learner has been ok too!

3 What is primary education for? To what needs and purposes should it be chiefly directed over the coming decades? (Cambridge Primary review)

4 We have placed a lot of emphasis on getting feedback from children and parents, and this has made some of the ‘delicate’ processes in sex and drug education much easier – the opportunity for ownership is vital – this takes time and hard work. There was no ‘short cut’.

5 As we all know, statistics can be misleading…

6 ‘Reap what you sow’ One of our key contributors has been our catering manager – and not just in school meals. TAs play a huge part in the direction that we have taken, so do welfare staff, office staff, of course children and parents and even occasionally Governors.

7 AST, Teacher, Nursery nurse, NQT Science, Geography, History, PSHE/Citizenship AST, Nursery nurse, teacher, teacher, teacher, cook Science, Geography, History, PSHE/Citizenship, Healthy Schools PSHE leader, SENCO, Nursery nurse, Catering manager, Teacher, TA, Personal, social and emotional development - SEN, PSHE/Citizenship, Healthy Schools, School Houses

8 …some schools and teachers transcend what appear to be systemic problems, and are led with the dynamism and independence of spirit which gives their staff the necessary confidence to break free of the culture of dependence and compliance. …asserting such independence requires both real courage and a record of success as conventionally defined.

9 AMG – the accumulation of marginal gains “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little” - Edmund Burke Cambridge Primary Review – Wellbeing is point 1 of twelve. This can’t be co-incidence!


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