The National Healthy Schools Programme is funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department of Health, with a regional and local network implementing the work locally.
The National Healthy Schools Programme aims to:
· Support children and young people in developing healthy behaviours;
· Help to raise pupil achievement;
· Help to reduce health inequalities;
· Help promote social inclusion.
The Benefits of Being a ‘Healthy School’
It is self-evident that students can fulfill their potential only when they are healthy, happy and at ease in all areas of their lives.
“A healthy school is one that is successful in helping students to do their best and build on their achievements. It is committed to ongoing improvement and development. It promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information and equipping students with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health.
A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to assist in the process of raising levels of pupil achievement and improving standards”.