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Healthy Schools Award

Last year, we were successful in re-validating our Healthy Schools Status through self-evaluation of our whole school health, using the School Health Check Tool. We are due to be externally validated in the summer term 2019, by an assessor from the Health and Well-Being Service, Leeds City Council.

There are four core areas of health and wellbeing that we are focusing on, in order to gain external validation:
· Physical Activity
· Healthy Eating
· Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
· Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

To demonstrate our commitment to embedding and extending our health and well-being provision, we have whole-school targets in these four areas:

Physical Activity: All pupils will access personalised physical activity sessions daily

Healthy Eating: All pupils will engage in (through exploration), or have access to healthy eating opportunities across the curriculum

Pupil Voice (PSHE): All pupils will have frequent opportunities to express their views, choices, opinions, likes and dislikes throughout the school day

Pupil Well-Being (SEMH): All pupils will demonstrate increasing levels of happiness and well-being in school as a result of personalised programmes that match individual needs

Healthy Schools Award: External Accreditation – 2 July 2019

As an update, Leeds Council have finally finished training enough assessors to cope with demand for external accreditation for schools that are requesting this. We have now been informed that this accreditation day will take place this term. I will meet with the assessor, with input from Dan and Pippa (PSHE and SEMH), Alistair (Physical Activity), and Zoe (Healthy Eating). The assessor will eat lunch with the pupils, and meet with groups of staff, parents, governors, and the School Council. Action plans for each area are in place, and have been regularly updated, while we have been waiting for external accreditation. The four areas continue to be on each termly curriculum guide, with the school targets and topic-related ideas for each phase, to support teachers with their planning. An example from the maths curriculum guide for this term is below:

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Whole-school Targets

Healthy Eating: All pupils will engage in (through exploration), or have access to healthy eating opportunities across the curriculum

Continue to explore or taste a wide range of fruit and vegetables, as well as other healthy foods. Make healthy snacks or meals, using microwave, toaster, blender. Investigate healthy foods from range of countries and cultures around the world. Grow own herbs, fruit and vegetables

Physical Activity: All pupils will access personalised physical activity sessions daily

Walk to local parks and shops. Explore adventure playgrounds, including roundabout, swings and slides. Push and pull wheeled objects, such as suitcases, trolleys. Stack light bricks and boxes on table/trays and push over! Operate tools and equipment, eg kitchen utensils, vacuum cleaner. Crawl through tunnels. Make and test bridges

Pupil Well-Being (SEMH): All pupils will demonstrate increasing levels of happiness and well-being in school as a result of personalised programmes that match individual needs

Operate CD/MP3 players to play relaxing or stimulating music. Use iPads/Eye Gaze/symbol books and cards to request regulation activities, eg massage, deep pressure, Handle, Tac-Pac, parachute activities, bubbles, books, jigsaws. Be given frequent opportunities to chat with adults or peers

Pupil Voice (PSHE): All pupils will have frequent opportunities to express their views, choices, opinions, likes and dislikes throughout the school day

Make choices between food items/drinks. Choose partner for shared activities, eg peer massage, collaborative games. Select songs, stories or toys using iPads/Eye Gaze/symbol books