' The overall aim is to help schools to become healthier. ' - Dept. of Health
National Healthy School Programme
BREAKING NEWS ... BREAKING NEWS ... BREAKING NEWS ... BREAKING NEWS ...
This morning I have confirmed National Healthy School Status (NHSS) for The Market Weighton School and
this means that the East Riding of Yorkshire is now one of only 12 Local Authorities in England (out of 152) to have 100% of schools with NHSS!
We are the first LA in our region, if you can mention the word 'region' anymore, to achieve 100%.
I am absolutely delighted and want to thank everyone for all their support for Healthy Schools!
Karron Young, Healthy Schools' Coordinator
Click the logo to visit the National Healthy Schools website
The National Healthy School Programme is a framework for school improvement based
on partnerships between the DCSF and the Department of Health.
It has been running for 10 years.
Please use the menu items in the left panel to access information and resources pertaining to the National Healthy
School Programme (NHSP).
This initiative promotes the link between good health, behaviour and achievement.
More than 97% of schools nationally are now involved in the programme and over 70% of schools have achieved National
Healthy Schools status.
There are 4 core themes:
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
- Emotional well-being
It's about creating happier, healthier children who do better in learning and in life.
Central to the National Healthy Schools Programme is the whole schools approach with the whole community involved in
the entire school day.
There are 10 elements to this:
- Leadership, management and managing change
- Policy development
- Curriculum planning and work with outside agencies
- Teaching and learning
- School culture and environment
- Giving children and young people a voice
- Provision of pupil support services
- Staff professional development needs, health and welfare
- Partnerships with parents/carers and local communities
- Assessing recording and reporting children and young peoples' achievements
There is a rigorous quality assurance framework to :
- maximise consistency;
- increase participation;
- maintain rigour.
A sample of schools is chosen to be moderated by a local Quality Assurance group which consists of the local programme
coordinators and partners from health and education.
If you need any help please contact:
Karron Young, Improvement Officer (Primary)
Tel: (01482) 392466