Healthy Schools

Healthy Schools supports the link between good health, behaviour and achievement through a whole school approach. It helps to equip young people with the skills and knowledge to make informed health and life choices and to reach their full potential.

National Healthy School Status has been achieved by QE. We were awarded the status in December 2007 and are currently starting work towards the enhancement model of “Healthy Schools Plus”.

To achieve Healthy Schools status we have to show that we are meeting a number of detailed criteria in 4 core themes:

1. Personal, Social and Health Education including Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and

Drug Education (including alcohol, tobacco and volatile substance abuse)

· PSHE contributes significantly to all five national outcomes for children and young people:

being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and economic

wellbeing

· PSHE provides children and young people with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes

to make informed decisions about their lives

2. Healthy Eating

· Healthy eating contributes significantly to the being healthy national outcome for children and

young people

· Children and young people have the confidence, skills, knowledge and understanding to make

healthy food choices

· Healthy and nutritious food and drink is available across the school day

3. Physical Activity

· Physical activity contributes significantly to the being healthy national outcome for children

· Children/young people are provided with a range of opportunities to be physically active

· They understand how physical activity can help them to be more healthy, and how

physical activity can improve and be a part of their everyday life

4. Emotional Health and Well-being, including bullying

· Emotional health and wellbeing contributes significantly to all five national outcomes for

children and young people: being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making

a positive contribution and economic wellbeing

· The promotion of positive emotional health and wellbeing helps children and young

people to understand and express their feelings, build their confidence and emotional

resilience, and therefore their capacity to learn

Want to know more?

Further information about national Healthy Schools can be found at

www.healthyschools.gov.uk

Local information can be found by searching ‘Healthy Schools’ on the dorsetforyou website

www.dorsetforyou.com

For any questions about Healthy Schools at QE, please contact

rfoyle@qe.dorset.sch.uk