At Cockburn, we want all children and young people to be healthy and achieve at school and in life. We believe that, by providing opportunities at school for enhancing emotional and physical aspects of health, this will lead to improved health, reduced health inequalities, increased social inclusion and raise achievement for all.
The National Healthy Schools Programme has four themes that relate to both the school curriculum and the emotional and physical learning environment in school. Each theme includes a number of criteria that schools need to fulfil in order to achieve National Healthy School Status. Although each theme covers a different area, they are all delivered using the whole school approach.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, including SRE and drugs education
Personal, Social and Health Education including Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and Drug Education (including alcohol, tobacco and volatile substance abuse)
- PSHE contributes significantly to all five national outcomes for children and young people: being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and economic wellbeing
- PSHE provides children and young people with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their lives
- Healthy eating contributes significantly to the being healthy national outcome for children and young people
- Children and young people have the confidence, skills, knowledge and understanding to make healthy food choices
- Healthy and nutritious food and drink is available across the school day
- Physical activity contributes significantly to the being healthy national outcome for children
- Children/young people are provided with a range of opportunities to be physically active
- They understand how physical activity can help them to be more healthy, and how physical activity can improve and be a part of their every day life
Emotional Health and Well-being, including Bullying
- Emotional health and wellbeing contributes significantly to all five national outcomes for children and young people: being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and economic wellbeing
- The promotion of positive emotional health and wellbeing helps children and young people to understand and express their feelings, build their confidence and emotional resilience, and therefore their capacity to learn