The New Healthy Schools Award
Healthy Schools Plus has been replaced with the New Healthy Schools Award
Following the successful pilot of Healthy Schools Plus in Swindon we have taken it to the next level and linked our award system to meeting the Ofsted health and wellbeing needs.
The new Swindon healthy schools award has been introduced to reward schools for the Local and Public Health needs initiatives they complete, alongside the annual Healthy Schools audit. The Three Tier Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold), takes a progressive approach and at each level recognising the additional measures schools have taken to:
- Address and identify national and local health priorities
- Ensure health and wellbeing are key areas of school improvement
- Prioritise the most disadvantaged children and young people
- Support other schools by sharing practice
- Support staff wellbeing
- Identify and tackle key priorities and meet the challenges set by Ofsted
- Encourage close work with parents/carers and the wider community to bring about changes in health behaviours.
Please use the Bronze, Silver and Gold tick list to progress from each level and assess your school against each criteria. The tick list is a guidance and reference for your use. However when submitting for the awards, complete the online audit on the main website for the Bronze award and complete the appropriate documentation for either the Silver and Gold award.
Mental Health Award for schools
An award, has been designed and launched in a pilot form for Swindon Schools. This is our Mental Health Award'. The mental health award has been designed to recognise the provisions schools have put in place to support young people and school staff and review areas they wish/plan to develop further.
The key concept of ths award is to improve and raise attainment across the school, the five focus areas include: whole school mental and emotional health, anti-bullying, targetted support, staff emotional wellbeing, staff training and development needs.
If you would like to pilot this award in Swindon, please get in touch or download the draft mental health award and give us your feedback.