Leicestershire healthy schools




Latest News from Leicestershire Healthy Schools

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You can also find up to date news for each of the healthy schools themes by using the following links:


Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Healthy Eating

Physical Activity

Drug Education (DATE)

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)


You can also follow news from the programme on our blog.



The Benefits of being a ‘Healthy School’ 

Click here to download a briefing paper outlining the major governance, curriculum and legislation which relates to Healthy Schools and the benefits of being a ‘Healthy School’.


Leicestershire Healthy Schools Toolkit

You can now download the Leicestershire Healthy Schools Toolkit designed to help you ‘plan, do and review’ health and wellbeing improvements for children and young people and to identify and select activities and interventions effectively.


Congratulations to all those schools who have recently either re-accredited with a whole school review or gained enghanced healthy school status.

Recently 130 schools have re-accredited, whilst over 120 have acheived enhancement.  Many schools are mid-way through their work on enhancement, and we look forward to hearing their 'school stories' and awarding them enhanced status soon.

If you have any questions about your re-accreditation or enhancement work don't hesitate to get in touch.

HeadSmart campaign raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of childhood brain tumours – fortunately rare but nonetheless potentially devastating illnesses that often go undiagnosed until too late.

This is a credit-card sized guide that lists the common signs and symptoms of brain tumours in children and young people across three age ranges. The symptom card also provides advice on what to do if your child is experiencing any of the symptoms, along with contact details for further support.

If you would like to order these materials for your school to disseminate to parents please see here:





This section is aimed at giving parents more information around the healthy schools issues.

Find out more about Parents Information



In this section you will find example school policies, useful templates and copies of key national guidance.

Find out more about resources


Training and Events

Training courses cover topics including PSHE Education, policy development and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Find out more about training & events


Self validation

In autumn 2006 the process of self validation was introduced to minimise bureaucracy.

Find out for more about Self Validation

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