Welsh Network Healthy Schools Scheme

Project Aim


To develop a health promoting school, where health and well being is embed in the schools’ community through positive actions. The scheme focuses on 7 areas of health to develop and implement a coherent health education curriculum:

 

1.FOOD AND FITNESS

 

2.MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

 

3.PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RELATIONSHIPS

 

4.SUBSTANCE USE AND MISUSE

 

5.ENVIRONMENT

 

6.SAFETY

 

7.HYGIENE

 

Schools will work on 5 phases of the healthy school scheme, working on actions which are tailored to the needs of the school and pupils, at the end of each phase a school will receive an award for their hard work and efforts of healthy education.

 

What does the project entail


- Support visits to schools


- Adds


- Training


- Resources


- Toolkits

 

We can also offer advice/info to Governors, Teachers, Parents


What is required from the school?


All Swansea schools have previously signed up for the Healthy Schools Scheme.


How do the pupils directly benefit?


The schools will benefit from engaging with the Healthy Schools Scheme, as it will ensure that schools are working towards a phase of the scheme, embedding health improvement into mapping and planning of the curriculum, school ethos  and environment and general awareness of health in and around the school.

 

Pupils can develop a healthy schools committee, meeting regularly to discuss health in their school, which in effect will provide excellent lifelong skills and a focus and awareness of health. Schools can take advantage of healthy schools training and resources which can be cascaded on a whole school level.

 

Ultimately, the healthy schools scheme will have an impact on the overall health of all pupils in schools who are engaged with the scheme.


Contact information


Catrin Ford

Pre and Healthy Schools Practitioner
ABM Public Health Team, Floor 12, The Oldway Centre, 36, Orchard Street, Swansea, SA1 5AW
Tîm Iechyd Cyhoeddus ABM, Llawr 12, Canolfan Oldway, 36, Stryd Y Berllan, Abertawe, SA1 5AW
Tel/Rhif Ffôn: 01792 607375
Email/Ebost: Catrin.ford@wales.nhs.uk


Sarah Stone

Healthy Schools Practitioner/Swyddog Ysgolion Iach
ABM Public Health Team, Floor 12, The Oldway Centre, 36, Orchard Street, Swansea, SA1 5AW
Tîm Iechyd Cyhoeddus ABM, Llawr 12, Canolfan Oldway, 36, Stryd Y Berllan, Abertawe, SA1 5AW
Tel/Rhif Ffôn: 01792 607504
Email/Ebost:   Sarah.Stone@wales.nhs.uk


Are there any ready-to-use resources available?


Various resources are available to lend via the Healthy Schools Team. Please don't hesitate to ask.


For any queries, regarding the Edunet site, contact Emily Marchant on E.K.Marchant@swansea.ac.uk

Supplier

Welsh Network of Healthy Schools

Tel:

01792 607453

Email:

Sarah.Stone@wales.nhs.uk
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