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Healthy Schools

What do we offer?

Healthy Schools is a FREE programme offered to all Swindon schools! Over 70% of Swindon schools are actively engaged with the programme and making a difference to the health and wellbeing of their pupils. 

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Swindon’s Healthy Schools initiative is committed to supporting schools by providing the best health related education information, promoting good health choices and recommending resources to enhance the PSHE programme. It improves future outcomes for young people and meets the needs of the new OFSTED health and wellbeing of young people’s framework.

Our new Mental Health award has been designed with a commitment to staff and pupils; after a successful pilot with three schools this is also now available to everyone.

Swindon has a three tier award system, Bronze, Silver and Gold. The three tier system takes a progressive approach to recognising additional measures that schools address to meet priorities and support the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.

Why choose us?

The Healthy Schools programme is a nationally recognised award.

Healthy Schools works; it raises attainment, achievement, and aspirations. It improves the wellbeing of young people and the community. It provides evidence for schools during Ofsted inspections. It meets the government requirements of delivering British Values, preventing extremism, CSE and relationships.

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We know our programme works because:

  • Children and young people tell us they feel, healthier, happier and safer when school supports them.

  • Parents tell us they feel more involved in their children’s health and learning (some say it provides learning for them too).

  • Schools tell us the programme has bought a more sustained improvement in attendance, behaviour, attainment and school management.

  • Ofsted say in a good/outstanding school young people are ‘happy, confident and can explain what health and wellbeing involves.’ 

Swindon has a three tier award system; Bronze, Silver and Gold. The three tier system takes a progressive approach to recognising additional measures that schools address to meet priorities and support the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.

School feedback:  ‘I strongly believe that 'Healthy Schools' in principal underpins everything in school. If a child isn't mentally ready to access learning, they can't learn. Healthy Schools helps schools to identify areas for development and to ensure that the culture is promoting healthy lifestyles and targeting all aspects of SEMH. ‘ 

 

What is provided free?

This is a FREE service to all schools and academies.

What is chargeable?

There are no charges for this service. 

How the service can be provided/length of agreement

This service can be delivered on an ad hoc "pay as you go" basis. The length of agreement can be negotiated to suit the individual needs of your school.

 

Contact Point

Surbdeep Rai, Healthy Schools Manager 
Telephone:   01793 464687
Email:          srai@swindon.gov.uk   
Website:      https://www.swindonhealthyschools.org/

 

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