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1 Hertfordshire County Council Children, Schools & Families Liz Biggs Healthy Schools Co-ordinator

2 National Healthy School Standard To help raise pupil achievement To help reduce health inequalities To help promote social inclusion The Strategic Aims of the National Healthy School Standard

3 National Healthy School Standard 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. It 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.

4 National Healthy School Standard The Ten Elements of the Whole School Approach Leadership, management and managing change Policy development, for example in sex and relationships education, drug education (including alcohol and tobacco) Curriculum planning and resourcing including work with external agencies Teaching and learning School culture and environment

5 National Healthy School Standard The Ten Elements of the Whole School Approach Giving pupils a voice Provision of pupils’ support services Staff professional development needs, health and welfare Partnerships with parents/carers and local communities Assessing, recording and reporting pupils’ achievement

6 National Healthy School Standard Key Themes PSHE & Citizenship Drug education (including tobacco and alcohol) Emotional health and well-being (including bullying) Healthy eating Physical activity Safety Sex and relationships education

7 PSHE & Citizenship The school recognises that all aspects of school life have an impact on the personal and social development of pupils and that consistent messages are presented. The school encourages pupils to recognise their achievements and do their best. The school recognises that all aspects of school life can have an impact on the development of pupils in becoming informed, active and responsible citizens. The school provides opportunities for pupils to be actively involved in the life of the school & community.

8 Sex and Relationships Education The school has a policy which is owned and implemented by all members of the school including pupils & parents & which is delivered in partnership with local health & support services. The school has a planned SRE programme (incl. Information, social skills development and values clarification) which identifies learning outcomes, appropriate to pupils’ age, gender and level of maturity and which is based on pupils’ needs assessment & a knowledge of vulnerable pupils. Staff have a sound basic knowledge of sex & relationship issues & are confident in their skills to teach SRE & discuss sex & relationships. Staff have an understanding of the role of schools in contributing to the reduction of unwanted teenage conceptions & the promotion of sexual health.

9 Drug Education (including alcohol and tobacco) The school has a named member of staff and a governor who are responsible for drug education provision. The school has a planned drug education programme involving development of skills, starting from early years, which identifies learning outcomes, appropriate to pupils’ age, ability and level of maturity & which is based on pupils’ needs assessment. The school has a policy, owned and implemented by the whole school, including parents/carers, for managing drug related incidents which includes identifying sources of support for pupils and alternatives to exclusion. Staff understand the role that schools can play in the national drug strategy and are confident to discuss drugs issues and services with pupils. The school works with the police, youth service and local drug services in line with the Drug Action Team strategy to develop its understanding of local issues and to inform its policy.

10 Emotional Health and Well Being Opportunities are provided for pupils’ views to inform policy and practice. The school openly addresses issues of emotional health and well being by enabling pupils to understand what they are feeling and by building their confidence to learn. The school has a policy & code of practice for tackling bullying, which is owned, understood & implemented by all members of the school community & includes contact with external agencies. The school identifies and supports the emotional health needs of staff

11 Physical Activity The school has a whole approach to the promotion of physical activity. The school offers all pupils, whatever their age or ability, a minimum of two hours physical activity a week within and outside the National Curriculum. The school is aware of a range of relevant initiatives and networks and takes advantage of appropriate opportunities to promote and develop physical activity. The school encourages its staff, pupils, parents/carers and other adults, for example, sports development officers to become involved in promoting physical activity and develops their skills, abilities and understanding through appropriate training.

12 Healthy Eating The school presents consistent, informed messages about healthy eating, for example, food on offer in vending machines, tuck shops & school meals should complement the taught curriculum. The school provides, promotes & monitors healthier food at lunch & break times & in any breakfast clubs where they are provided. The school includes education on healthier eating & basic food safety practices in the taught curriculum.

13 Safety The school has an identified health & safety representative & regularly conducts risk assessments. Members of the whole school community are aware of their roles & responsibilities in ensuring that the school is a healthy & safe environment which includes addressing child protection issues through the curriculum & having clearly defined procedures for responding to incidents. The school provides a healthy & safe playground which addresses issues of sun safety, has a quiet area & lunchtime supervisors trained in dealing with bullying & organising play activities. The school encourages its staff & pupils to consider cycling & walking to & from school & provides training in safety & security supported by safer travel policies.

14 National Healthy School Standard Partnership Working School – parents/carers, local community etc Local - Local Education Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, etc Regional – Regional Government Office, Strategic Health Authorities etc National – DfES, DH etc

15 National Healthy School Standard Why the National Healthy School Standard Is Effective The structure and process it encourages The whole school approach The support a school can access via its local healthy schools programme

16 National Healthy School Standard The Evidence shows that : The NHSS has helped to improve partnership working between LEAs and Health Authorities/Primary Care Trusts The NHSS is addressing issues of social inclusion by targeting schools serving more deprived areas The NHSS is helping to raise achievement: The NHSS is effective in addressing health inequalities The NHSS is effective in introducing and enhancing continuous professional development: The NHSS is helping to increase participation

17 National Healthy School Standard The Process of becoming a Healthy School Set up a working party Conduct an audit of the school’s ‘Healthy School’ provision Using the results set targets with a timescale Create a school action plan that feeds into the School Improvement Plan Submit action plan / targets to the Herts Healthy Schools Co-ordinator Implement targets Monitor and evaluate - collect evidence Assessment Day - Programme of events to demonstrate the evidence collected Award Ceremony

18 Collection of Evidence Policy documents Photographic evidence Newspaper cuttings about the school Tour of the school Lunch in the canteen Meeting with Governor School Council - meet reps & view minutes Display boards PSHE/Citizenship/P.E/D&T/Science - SOW / lesson plans Meet relevant subject co-ordinators to discuss progress Watch an assembly / lessons

19 Hertfordshire Healthy Schools The list of schools currently working towards Hertfordshire Healthy School Accreditation

20 Aboyne Lodge SchoolCodicote Primary School Adeyfield SchoolCommonswood Primary School Aldbury Primary SchoolCountess Anne Primary School All Saints Primary, DatchworthCowley Hill Primary School Ashfield Junior SchoolCranbourne Primary School, Potters Bar Barkway First SchoolDundale Primary School Barnwell SchoolEastbrook Primary School Beech Hyde Primary SchoolEssendon Primary School Beechfield JMI SchoolFrancis Combe School Bellgate Primary SchoolFurneux Pelham JMI School Belswains Primary SchoolGiles Junior School Bengeo Primary SchoolGoffs School Bishop Wood Junior SchoolGreen Lanes Primary School Bournehall Primary SchoolGrove Road Primary School Bovingdon Primary SchoolHammond JMI School Bowmansgreen Primary SchoolHartsbourne Primary School Broadfield Junior SchoolHemel Hempstead School Brockswood Primary SchoolHigh Beeches Primary School Bromet Primary SchoolHigh Wych Primary School Broxbourne Primary SchoolHillshott Infants School Camp Primary SchoolHitchin Girls School Camps Hill Primary SchoolHobletts Manor Infants School Cassiobury Infants SchoolHolwell JMI School Cassiobury Junior SchoolHoly Family JMI School Cavendish SchoolHoly Rood Junior School Central Primary SchoolHolywell JMI School Chater Infants SchoolIcknield Infants School Cherry Tree Primary SchoolIcknield Walk First School Chessbrook ESCJohn Warner School Chipperfield St Paul’s Primary SchoolKimpton Primary School Coates Way JMI SchoolKingsway Junior School

21 Knutsford Primary SchoolSacred Heart Primary School Larwood Special SchoolSele School Lea Farm Junior SchoolShepherd JMI School Leavesden Green JMI SchoolSir John Lawes School Leys Primary SchoolSouth Hill Primary School Little Furze JMI SchoolSpringmead JMI School Little Gaddesden Primary SchoolSt Alban & St Stephen Infants School Longlands Primary SchoolSt Bernadette’s Primary School Manor Fields JMI SchoolSt Clements Junior School Margaret Wix Primary SchoolSt John the Baptist Primary School Marriotts SchoolSt Joseph’s Primary School (207) Millbrook JMI SchoolSt Mary’s Junior School (2) Millfield First SchoolSt Mary’s Junior School (306) Morgans JMI SchoolSt Mary’s Primary School (503) Nascot Wood Junior SchoolSt Mary’s Primary School (698) Northfield Infants SchoolSt Michael’s School (719) Oakmere Primary SchoolSt Nicholas Primary School (120) Parkgate Junior SchoolSt Nicholas Primary School (610) Parkside Primary SchoolSt Philip Howard Primary School Peartree Spring Infants SchoolSt Thomas More Primary School (920) Peartree Spring Junior SchoolStanborough School Pirton JMI SchoolStream Woods Primary School Pope Paul Primary SchoolSummercroft Junior School Prae Wood Primary SchoolSwing Gate First School Purwell Primary SchoolTanners Wood JMI School Queens SchoolTemplewood Primary School Redbourn Infants SchoolThe Collett Special School Reed First SchoolThomas Alleyne School Reedings Junior SchoolThorley Hill Primary School Russell Primary School Tonwell St Mary’s Primary School

22 Tring School Trotts Hill Primary School Turnford School Verulam School Watton-at-Stone Primary School Westbury Primary School Westfield First School Wheatcroft Primary School Wheatfields Infants School Wilbury Junior School Wilshere Dacre Primary School Woodend JMI School Woodhall JMI School Woodside Primary School Woolenwick Infants School Woolgrove Special School Yorke Mead Primary School

23 Accredited Schools Bedmond Village Primary Bishop’s Hatfield Girls Flamstead End Infants Goldfield Infants Greenfields JMI Greenway First Greneway Middle Highwood Primary Homerswood Primary Kings Langley School Lakeside School Longdean School Oughton Primary Samuel Lucas Primary St John’s JMI, Lemsford St Luke’s School St Michael’s Woolmer Green Primary The Links ESC The Ryde School Weston Primary Wheatfields Junior Woodlands Primary

24 National Healthy School Standard The Impact of a Healthy School Social inclusion and health inequalities inform the development and implementation of activities In line with the DfES CPD strategy, the impact of continuing professional development (including, for example, teacher lesson observations, work shadowing and mentoring) on the success of healthy school activities is regularly evaluated and informs the development of the healthy schools programme The school delivers the requirements of the National Curriculum in relation to PSHE and Citizenship, sex and relationships education and drug education (including alcohol and tobacco) in line with statutory requirements, non-statutory guidance and the NHSS criteria

25 National Healthy School Standard The Impact of a Healthy School (continued) Pupils’ views are reflected in school activities, including those with special educational needs and specific health conditions, as well as disaffected pupils, young carers and teenage parents Whole school community (pupils, staff, parents, governors, and community partners) is invited to take part in policy development, physical, social and cultural activity and support each other’s learning The school provides a culture and environment to support the taught PSHE and citizenship curriculum


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