Introduction

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What is a Healthy School?

  • A health promoting school is one which actively promotes and protects the physical, mental and social health and well being of its community through positive action by such means as policy, strategic planning and staff development with regard to its curriculum, ethos, physical environment and community relations.
  • Conwy’s Healthy Schools Scheme was launched in 2000, and is a member of the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes. The scheme was accredited by the Welsh Assembly Government in 2002. The Scheme is a partnership between Health and Education, with schools providing the setting for evidence based health promoting initiatives which benefit the whole school community.
  • The scheme supports the implementation of the Personal and Social Education (PSE) framework in schools, in addition to ensuring that national health priorities are considered in the daily life of the school for pupils, staff and the wider community.

How are schools supported?

  • Conwy is dedicated to supporting schools and pre school settings in developing the Healthy School (HSS) and Healthy and Sustainable Pre-schools (HSPS) Schemes.
  • HSS and HSPS coordinators support schools and pre-school settings to meet their identified needs, which are planned with clear achievement criteria and methods for monitoring and evaluation. Schools follow the Ten Point Plan in the first 3 phases and then work towards the National Quality Award. Local networking is facilitated between schools and key partner organisations and training opportunities are made available for staff.
  • Typically schools undertake an assessment annually/bi-annually and are accredited for each phase successfully completed. Schools are awarded their plaque/certificate at the county celebration events.

National Aims (as agreed by the European Network of Health Promoting Schools)

  • To promote actively the self esteem of all members of the school community;
  • To actively develop good relationships in the daily life of the school;
  • To identify, develop and communicate a positive ethos and appropriate social values within the school community;
  • To ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to benefit from stimulating educational challenges;
  • To take every opportunity to enhance the environment of the school;
  • To develop good school / home/ community links and shared activities;
  • To encourage staff to fulfil their health promoting role, through development and training;
  • To develop and implement a coherent health education curriculum;
  • To establish good links with associated schools to ensure smooth transition, both socially and in relation to a developmental health education programme;
  • To develop the school as a health promoting workplace with a commitment to the health and well being of all staff;
  • To develop the complementary role of all school policies to the health education curriculum, such that the curriculum reflects the contents of the policy and the policy reinforces the curriculum;
  • To develop partnerships with appropriate outside agencies and individuals, including the school health service, for advice and active support for health education and health promotion in the school.

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About Us

Conwy is dedicated to supporting schools and pre school settings in developing the Healthy School (HSS) and Healthy and Sustainable Pre-schools (HSPS) Schemes.
HSS and HSPS coordinators support schools and pre-school settings to meet their identified needs, which are planned with clear achievement criteria and methods for monitoring and evaluation... more

Contact

Address: Gwasanaethau Addysg Cyngor Bwrdeistref Conwy,
Ffordd Dinerth,
Bae Colwyn
LL28 4UL
Phone
: 01492 575045
E-mail: wendy.ostler@conwy.gov.uk