The National Healthy Schools Programme is an exciting long-term initiative which is making a significant difference to the health and achievement of children and young people.
The programme supports the links between health, behaviour and achievement; it is about creating healthy and happy children and young people, who do better in learning and in life.
Children and young people involved in the NHSP report that they feel healthier, happier and safer. Their parents feel more involved in their child's health and learning and often feel better themselves.
Schools which have successfully implemented the NHSP have seen sustained improvement in behaviour, standards of work and school management.
- Personal Social and Health Education inc. sex & relationship, and drug education
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
- Emotional Health and Well-being including bullying
Aims of Healthy Schools
- To support children and young people in developing healthy behaviours
- To help raise pupil achievement
- To reduce health inequalities
- To promote social inclusion
Healthy Schools together with the English as an Additional Language department have produced a leaflet all about eating healthily in school and translated it into multiple languages