Whole-school health improvement plans

1. Whole-school health improvement plans

More than 185 schools and colleges across East Sussex have made a special commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people by creating and implementing whole-school health improvement plans.

From 2015 to 2018 this work was supported by a programme of health improvement grants which has helped to kick-start many sustainable whole-school activities and approaches. The following pages outline the support available to assist schools in reviewing the implementation of their whole-school approaches to health improvement on an ongoing basis.

Research evidence shows that education and health are closely linked. So promoting the health and wellbeing of pupils and students within schools and colleges has the potential to improve both educational outcomes and health and wellbeing outcomes.

The whole-school approach is evidence-based and can be supported through completion of the following steps (which are recommended to be reviewed/repeated at least annually):

  • production/review of a school health profile (including pupil voice);
  • completion of a whole-school health improvement review, and;
  • development and delivery of a whole-school health improvement action plan, along with evaluation of your activities.

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