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Confirm your schools participation in the East Sussex Health Related Behaviour Survey.

We would once again like to thank schools for the incredible amount of hard work that you have put into making the 2016/17 school grants programme such a huge success.

In developing school health plans last year, schools indicated they would welcome up to date, school-level information on children and young people’s health and wellbeing.

In response to this valuable feedback, we have included participation in the East Sussex Health Related Behaviour Survey, provided by the School Health Education Unit  (SHEU), for both primary and secondary schools as a key component of the 2017/18 Health Improvement Grants Programme / Grant Agreement.

Full information can be found in the VSB148/2017 article

Please read and complete the Information Briefing and Delivery Agreement with the article and return to SHEU to confirm your participation,no later than Friday 26th May 2017.

If you have any queries, please do contact the research manager at SHEU, Dr. David Regis (david.regis@sheu.org.uk).

Thank you once again for supporting and working with us as part of our ambitious project to transform health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in East Sussex.

Welcome to the health improvement grants programme for schools and colleges. More than 180 schools and colleges across East Sussex have made a special commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people, with a particular focus on childhood obesity.

There is support to help guide schools in making the most of their health improvement grant.This was developed as part of the pilot project undertaken with ten East Sussex schools during 2015/16. The planning involved will help you to focus on key health improvement priorities for your school and to choose effective activities that will make an impact on your school/college’s identified health improvement goals.

For each stage of the process, support and guidance will be available for your school, should it be required.

Direct support is available from the East Sussex School Health Service and includes:

·Telephone support and advice

·Training and information sessions/workshops

·Guidance on consultation & engagement, action planning and effective interventions

·Review of draft documents and grant expenditure proposals

The team is made up of public health nurses, staff nurses, health improvement assistants, nursery nurses and school health assistants. Support and advice is available at every stage of the process.

Last year, the School Health Service worked with ten East Sussex schools on a health improvement grant programme pilot. This involved assisting schools with individual school health profiles, school health improvement action plans and implementing activities that could directly impact on the health and wellbeing of pupils. It also involved School Health Service teams talking to groups of pupils about how the school supported their health and wellbeing.

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