Leicestershire healthy schools


Self validation

Self Validation

Download the Leicestershire Healthy Schools process for schools.

Download the Leicestershire Healthy Schools Toolkit.

Maintaining and developing Healthy School Status is a two step process.

Step 1-The Whole School Review

This is a straight forward MS Word document that schools can use to summarise their foundation of health & wellbeing provision and to confirm that their healthy schools work has been sustained and developed since achieving National Healthy School Status.
It is suggested that you complete/ update the Whole School review at least biennially (every two years)

  • Click here to download a blank guidance template of the Whole School Review
  • Click here to download an example of a Primary School completed Whole School Review.
  • Click here to download an example of a Secondary School completed Whole School Review.
  • Click here to download an example of a Special School completed Whole School Review.


Completed Whole School Reviews can be confirmed and quality assured by the Leicestershire Quality Assurance Group. E-mail your completed review to healthyschools@leics.gov.uk


Step 2 -Enhancement.
Enhancement was introduced to help schools further their improvements to the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Having completed a Whole School Review, schools use their local knowledge to plan and implement a programme of further development that focusses in depth on a major area of pupil wellbeing. The Whole School Review should help to audit the health and wellbeing needs of your school to identify priorities to work on for your Enhancement action plan. You can adapt one of the completed example planning templates for your school.

  • Click here to download examples of completed action planning templates
  • Click here to download a blank template of the action plan to record your milestones and outcomes to help you achieve Enhancement status.


Completed Planning Templates need to be sent for quality assurance to the Leicestershire Quality Assurance Group before interventions and activities are carried out. E-mail your completed planning template to healthyschools@leics.gov.uk

You can find out more about the Steps to Healthy Schools Enhancement and example interventions/activities and surveys on the Enhancement page.


Healthy Schools Story Template
Having achieved one or more measurable health & wellbeing outcomes, please share your success within the school community and beyond by completing the Healthy School Story Template.

Send completed Healthy School Stories for quality assurance and confirmation to healthyschools@leics.gov.uk When achievements are confirmed your accreditation will be recognised and a certificate will be sent to you.

Click here to be directed to the School Stories page where you can download examples of School Stories from different priority Public Health areas.



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

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

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Training and Events

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

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Self validation

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

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