The Healthy Schools Accreditation journey is designed to be as accessible and easy to complete as possible and therefore comprises of just two awards – The Healthy Schools and the Ambassador Award – with the emphasis being on sharing best practice between schools.
Receiving Recognition As A Healthy School And Celebrating What Has Been Achieved So Far.
Healthy Schools Award
The aim of the Healthy Schools Award is to encourage schools to review the initiatives in place and the work being carried out to improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of the school community.
To support the completion of this award, this online Audit Tool has been designed to allow progress to be reviewed quickly which focuses on the following key areas:
Engaging with parents/carers
Policy Review – relating to Safety, Relationships, Sex and Health Education
Sharing Best Practice With A Network Of School Communities
The Ambassador Award is for those schools that are wishing to advocate the importance and benefits of embedding a whole school approach to health and wellbeing for both students and staff.
All schools that have achieved the Healthy Schools Award are invited to upgrade to Ambassador status. This involves:
Championing the accreditation process within their academy trusts or school networks.
Agreeing to a meeting 12 months after achieving Healthy Schools status to review continued progress or at least maintenance of the original award standards.
Participating in an organised network event, no more than once per term, to share best practice with other schools on the accreditation pathway. This may include schools with their existing networks. Such events will be held remotely and organised in conjunction with the Healthy Schools team.