Benefits and Support

Benefits of achieving Healthy Schools Status

Through achievement of the Healthy Schools Status award, the school will demonstrate best practice and a commitment to improving health and wellbeing of the school community across the following themes:

  • Leadership and Programme Management
  • Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco Education
  • Food in Schools
  • Health Education
  • Physical Activity
  • Pupil Wellbeing & Resilience
  • Relationships & Sex Education

All of the criteria set within the Healthy Schools accreditation process has been developed by an expert multi-disciplinary team and is continuously reviewed. All submissions for Healthy Schools Status are reviewed and ratified by the Leicestershire Healthy Schools Audit panel to ensure the quality of the programme is maintained.

Only schools that have successfully met all criteria set out in the accreditation process and have been notified of their achievement by the Leicestershire Healthy Schools Audit panel are permitted to display and use the Leicestershire Healthy Schools branding.

When awarded with Healthy Schools Status, the school will receive:

  • A Healthy Schools Certificate (plus a digital copy)
  • Licensed use of Healthy Schools branding for two-years
  • A Healthy Schools Digital Toolkit
  • A Healthy Schools Physical Toolkit
  • Feature on the Healthy Schools website

Support available throughout the process

We recognise that for many schools, you may already have an excellent health and wellbeing offer and will need very little support to complete the Healthy Schools Accreditation process.

However, if you have reviewed your schools current offer against the accreditation criteria and have identified gaps, the Healthy Schools team are hand to support the school in addressing those gaps.

In the first instance, you should contact your Healthy Schools District Lead here where you will have chance to discuss what support you would like and the health and wellbeing needs of the school. If the school is identified as requiring more intense and practical support, your District Lead may allocate a CYP Project Officer for direct school support.

If you have identified a particular area of concern, be it in pupils, school staff or the wider school community, please discuss this with your District Lead who will be able to advise.

Our Offer

  • Individual and tailored school support for staff
  • Training courses and networking events
  • Advice / information and signposting
  • Teaching resources
  • School Health Profile insight
  • Further support around any other public health priorities