Healthy Schools Programme
The Healthy school programme is a long term National initiative, helping young people and schools to be healthy. The healthy schools programme involves the whole school community i.e. pupils, parents, governors and school staff. Healthy Schools is a local programme providing support, training, resources and guidance for all schools.
The aim of the Healthy schools programme is to deliver real benefits for children and young people, specifically:
- To support children and young people in developing healthy behaviours
- To help raise the achievement of children and young people
- To help reduce health inequalities
- To help promote social inclusion
Projects such as; extended schools, Fit 4 Life in schools and healthy snacks are all part of the healthy schools support offered to schools.
As part of the Healthy Schools programme, Tobacco Education is provided through structured PSHE lessons. This is carried out across the whole school community and is supported with information, resources and training to aid with the tobacco education which covers the many issues around tobacco and smoking.