The Whole School Approach
Healthy Schools is not just about children and young people, it is about involving the whole school community. It is not just what happens in the curriculum but about the entire school day.
The whole school approach is central to Healthy Schools. By adopting this approach, schools ensure full engagement with the whole school community and can secure sustained improvements.
There are 10 elements to the whole school approach:
Leadership, management and managing change
Curriculum planning and work with outside agencies
Teaching and learning
School culture and environment
Giving children and young people a voice
Provision of support services for children and young people
Staff’s continuing professional development (CPD) needs, health and welfare
Partnerships with parents/carers and local communities
Assessing recording and reporting children and young people’s achievement.
Healthy Schools is intended to deliver real benefits, such as:
Supporting children and young people in developing healthy behaviours
Helping to raise the achievement of children and young people
Helping to reduce health inequalities
Helping to promote social inclusion
Coed Hirwaun wants all children and young people to be healthy and achieve at school and in life. We believe that by providing opportunities at school for enhancing emotional and physical aspects of health. In the longer term, this will lead to improved health, reduced health inequalities, increased social inclusion and raise achievement for all.