Healthy Schools Partnership awards

1. Bronze

Schools need to complete a review to demonstrate they have maintained or achieved the requirements of Healthy Schools Status.

There are a number of criteria relating to the school curriculum and the emotional and physical learning environment that schools need to fulfil to achieve Healthy School Status. The criteria fall into the following 4 areas:

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHEE)

  • PSHEE provides children and young people with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their lives

Healthy eating

  • 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

Physical activity

  • children and young people are given 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 every day life

Emotional health and 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

Download the Healthy Schools Partnership (HSP) bronze review tool (doc, 927KB) to record your school's provision for children and young people’s health and wellbeing.

All schools achieving HSP bronze award will also qualify for the Healthy Schools London bronze award.

2. Silver

Healthy Schools Partnership (HSP) silver award recognises good practice in supporting children and young people to achieve or maintain a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. Schools should:

  • have achieved the HSP Bronze Award
  • undertake a needs analysis to identify the unique health issues affecting their school
  • use this needs analysis to identify at least one universal and one targeted health priority
  • develop planned outcomes and an action plan to achieve these priorities

Health priorities

The universal health priority and outcome would aim to impact on all pupils or the school community as a whole.

The targeted health priority and outcome would aim to impact on a specific group with a need that has been identified by the data.

Example health priorities might include healthy weight, mental health and oral health.

Download the Healthy Schools London silver award guide (PDF, 1.4MB) and HSP silver planning tool (doc, 513KB) to develop your action plan to achieve HSP Silver Award. The documents provide methods of needs analysis, sources of data and examples of actions to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils.

Support and validation

The local Healthy Schools Coordinator will work with the school to plan and implement action to achieve the HSP Silver Award.

The school will self-validate and agree final validation for HSP Silver with the local Healthy Schools Partnership and Healthy Schools London (via the HSL website).

3. Gold

Healthy Schools Partnership (HSP) Gold Award recognises good practice in demonstrating, sustaining (and learning from) outcomes and impact in supporting children and young people to achieve or maintain a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. Schools should:

  • have achieved and maintained the HSP Silver Award
  • record and report impact: evidence of what has changed as a result of the intervention (planned or unintended outcomes and wider impact)
  • sustain successful activities
  • develop links with the wider community
  • make changes to the school or local environment which contributes to a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing outcomes
  • share and respond to learning
  • support other settings and organisations to help children and young people to achieve or maintain a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing

Download the Healthy Schools London gold award guide (PDF, 1.37MB) and HSP gold reporting tool (doc, 520KB) to record and report impact to achieve the HSP Gold Award.

Support and validation

The local Healthy Schools coordinator will work with the school to report on outcomes and evaluate actions to achieve the HSP Gold Award.

The school will self-validate and agree final validation for HSP Gold with the local Healthy Schools partnership and Healthy Schools London (via the HSL website).

4. Winners

Congratulations to the schools that have achieved Healthy Schools awards.

Bronze

Silver

Gold


Last updated: 28 March 2017
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