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Healthy Schools is an Awards Programme that works with schools to improve children and young people’s well-being.
In November 2016, we first received the Healthy Schools Bronze Award in recognition of our provision regarding the encouragement of a healthy lifestyle. This award was updated in December 2019 to reflect our constantly evolving practice. In December 2019, we also received our Healthy Schools Silver Award for our work towards supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing. We are currently working towards our Gold award which we hope to achieve by the end of this academic year.
At Barrow Hedges, we encourage children to make healthy food choices; we provide pupils with a number of opportunities (during the school day and extra-curricular) to be physically active; and, we aim to raise awareness of mental health, focusing on ensuring our pupils feel happy and safe in school. By raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing as well as physical health, our pupils gain the motivation, confidence and self-respect to make healthy life choices. Additionally, the benefits go beyond health - we know that when children are healthy and happy at school, they can and will achieve more.
If you would like more information, you can visit the Healthy Schools London website by clicking here, or alternatively speak to Miss R Swinfield about our current areas of focus.
Miss Rebekah Swinfield is the leader for Healthy Schools, Mental Health and Wellbeing