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Anne Lee. Health Improvement Programme Manager: Education Health Scotland. Health promoting schools in Scotland. History of involvement Driven by health Regional and local diversity Project or initiative focused Lacked sustainability and strategic approach. National education developments.

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Anne lee

Anne Lee

Health Improvement Programme Manager: Education

Health Scotland

Health promoting schools in scotland
Health promoting schools in Scotland

  • History of involvement

  • Driven by health

  • Regional and local diversity

  • Project or initiative focused

  • Lacked sustainability and strategic approach

National education developments
National education developments

  • A Teaching Profession for the 21st Century

  • National Priorities

  • Ambitious and Excellent Schools

  • Curriculum Review

  • Education for Citizenship in Scotland

  • Review of Guidance

  • Integrated Community Schools

  • Eco Schools

  • Active Schools

National health developments
National health developments

  • Improving Health in Scotland

  • Let’s Make Scotland More Active – A Strategy Physical Activity

  • Hungry for Success

  • National Programme for Mental Health and Well-being

  • Respect and Responsibility – Sexual Health Strategy

  • Alcohol and Drugs initiatives

Important policies
Important policies…………

  • New Community Schools 1998

  • Towards a Healthier Scotland

    –A White Paper on Health 1999

  • Improving Health in Scotland

    -The Challenge 2003


Learning and health go hand in hand. Good health of pupils is a pre – requisite for educational achievement and good health of teachers is important to the development of effective schools.

Education & Health in Partnership, EC 2002


For every school to be an integrated community school by, and a health promoting school by 2007

What s been happening nationally
What’s been happening nationally?

  • National HPS Network

  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Being Well, Doing Well

  • HMIE self evaluation framework - HGIOS 3

  • National Accreditation process

Embedding the approach

Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act

Ambitious Excellent Schools, and Curriculum for Excellence

Embedding the approach………..

Schools health promotion and nutrition scotland act
Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) Scotland Act

  • Introduced in the spring of 2006

  • Initial period of consultation

  • Passed at the third reading in March 2007

  • Received Royal Accent April 2007

  • Commencement from January 2008

  • Nutritional standards from Aug 2008

Schools act cont
Schools Act cont……..

  • New nutritional standards

  • Duty to ensure all schools are health promoting

  • Guidance to be provided on areas:

    • Food and nutrition

    • Emotional and mental health

    • Physical activity

    • Sexual health and well being

    • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

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Ambitious Excellent Schools

  • Curriculum for Excellence

  • The Journey to Excellence

Curriculum for excellence
curriculum for excellence

Included at three levels…

  • Through all aspects of school life

  • Permeating learning and teaching

  • Responsibility for all

Regional and school level
Regional and school level

  • Strong strategic commitment

    • Dedicated time, finance and resources

    • Built into the planning mechanisms

  • Strong networks and partnerships

    • School Health Action Groups

    • Joint training opportunities

  • Development of local frameworks

    • Local accreditation process

    • Joint assessments

Linking to other developments
Linking to other developments

  • Eco schools

  • Citizenship

  • Parental Involvement

  • Enterprise

  • Sustainable Development

School health promotion
School health promotion

  • Identified School Health Co-ordinator

  • Established a School Health Action/Steering Group

  • Engaged with a wider range of partners organisations and professionals

  • Involved parents, pupils and the wider school community

  • Focused on the needs of the school community

  • Agreed a plan of action

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Environment and




A whole school


Leadership and


Curriculum, Learning

and Teaching


Healthy eating
Healthy eating……..

  • Introducing new healthier menus

  • Creating a more conducive environment

  • Supporting tooth brushing initiatives

  • Offering free fruit in schools for primary schools children

  • Introducing healthy tuck-shops

  • Developing curricular packs

  • School Nutrition Action Group or School Health Action Group

  • Cashless systems

Physical activity
Physical activity………

  • Introduction of Active Schools Co-ordinators

  • Offering an increased range of out of school activity

  • Increasing the uptake

  • Ensuring the environment supports physical activity

  • Making use of Physical Education specialists

  • Making use of ….

  • Training of staff to deliver activities

  • Recruiting volunteers to train for delivery of p.a

Child at the centre
Child at the centre

“All children and young

people should be valued

by being safe, nurtured,

achieving, healthy, active,

included, respected and


From the European Rights of the Child