Healthy Schools Programme
- Haringey Healthy Schools Programme
- Haringey Healthy Schools Network Meeting
- Benefits for schools of signing up to the Healthy Schools Programme
- Resources to promote a whole-school approach
- Xplorer Challenge
The Haringey Healthy Schools Programme aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people across the borough. The scheme is sponsored by the Mayor of London as part of the London Healthy Schools Programme (external link).
The programme is underpinned by schools’ statutory duty to promote the health and wellbeing of their pupils and supports a whole-school approach.
The programme contains four overarching topics:
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
- Emotional health and wellbeing
- Relationships, Sex and Health Sex Education (RSHE) as part of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
The programme recognises and celebrates those schools that are making a difference for their pupils and staff through an award scheme and guides and supports schools in working towards a bronze, silver or gold award.
Schools participating in the Haringey Healthy Schools Programme will receive:
- A set framework that schools can follow to identify their strengths, limitations and good practices that already exist in ensuring a whole-school approach to health and wellbeing (PDF - external link)
- On-going support to Healthy School leads. This includes guidance and support for Healthy School leads to work towards Bronze, Silver or Gold awards. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Evidence for OFSTED inspections on children's wellbeing as well their RSHE curriculum
- Regular newsletters, packed with local information and up to date guidance and support. To sign up for the newsletter and the network meeting, please email email@example.com
- Access to free or subsidised resources and support programmes, which are commissioned as part of the Healthy Schools Programme by Haringey Public Health
Every term there is a Healthy Schools Network Meeting for leads within schools. The network meetings provide a unique opportunity to learn about the latest evidence, share good practice and meet other key professionals who contribute to the Healthy Schools programme.
Network meetings for 2021/22:
- Autumn term: 13 October 2021, 3.15pm to 4.30pm and will focus on Healthy Eating
- Spring term: 20 January 2022, 3.15pm to 4.30pm and will be on Emotional Wellbeing
- Summer term: 27 April 2022, 3.15pm to 4.30pm and will focus on Physical Activity
- Increased number of opportunities that children and young people have to be physically active in and out of schools
- Improved links between schools and communities that promote physical activity, healthy eating and emotional wellbeing
- Recognition of the school's achievement
- Improved health and wellbeing outcomes for pupils, staff and the wider school community
Resilience, wellbeing and mental health information and resources
Resources to support staff, children and families to have higher levels of resilience, wellbeing and mental health, assembled under themes commonly searched by school staff.
Developed by Haringey’s Anchor Approach, in partnership with colleagues in the Local Authority, NHS and third sector organisations; hosted by Haringey Healthy Schools. Funded by the DFE ‘Wellbeing in Education’ project.
See Haringey’s Anchor Approach pages for more information about the support offered to schools.
It is time to explore Haringey!
On Friday 15 and Tuesday 19 October, all Haringey primary schools are invited to participate in the Xplorer Challenge!
The Xplorer Challenge (external link) is a fun navigation challenge that gives children a sense of adventure as they explore their local park to find the markers. It's a great opportunity for your pupils to learn map skills and get some exercise by running around outside.
The event will take place between 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm. Please come along at any point during these times.
The challenge should take roughly an hour to complete. If possible, please stagger class attendance so the park does not get too busy.
Session locations, dates and times
- Session 1 - Lordship Recreation Ground: Friday 15 October, 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3pm
- Session 2 - Chesnuts Park: Tuesday 19 October, 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for copies of the worksheets, maps and certificates for your pupils.
A third session of the Xplorer Challenge, aimed at families, will be held during the October half-term holiday on Wednesday 27 October at Priory Park. We will have worksheets and maps available at the park for families - they just need to turn up to take part.
- Session 3 - Priory Park: Wednesday 27 October, 10am to 3pm
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