We have now achieved our Healthy Schools Silver Award!
We are working hard to improve our Healthy School status. Last year we were awarded the Bronze Award, and this January we have progressed further and have now achieved the Silver Award.
You may wonder what all this means, so to explain a bit more about it here is an excerpt from www.healthschoolslondon.org.uk which outlines how the awards work and what a school has to do to achieve a Silver Award:
How The Healthy Schools London Awards Work
Awards are for schools to recognise their achievements in supporting the health and wellbeing of their pupils. There are three levels of award:
- Bronze: is awarded to schools that complete either a Local Healthy Schools Review or our Healthy Schools London Review Tool (Bronze Award) and achieve the requirements.
- Silver: in addition to holding a Bronze Award, the school will need to undertake an analysis of pupils’ needs, and identify new actions that will help pupils achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing. This should include one targeted and one school-wide action, and the school will need to make plans for how the changes will be delivered and measured.
- Gold: in addition to holding the Silver Award, the school will need to show the impact of the changes they have made and that these are sustainable. The school will need to show how it has engaged the wider community, and supported others to help children maintain a healthy weight, healthy lifestyle and wellbeing.
The full Silver Award planning tool is available here – download.
Previously we attained the Healthy Schools Bronze Award.
We are delighted to announce that George Eliot Primary School has achieved the Healthy Schools Bronze Award.
Healthy Schools London, launched in 2013, is an award scheme sponsored by the Mayor of London. It recognises and celebrates schools that are making a difference for their pupils.
Healthy Schools London works with London’s boroughs and schools to build a programme that schools are proud to be part of, and helps London’s children to be healthy, happy and achieve.