HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOL IN CONTEXT. HMIe Self Evaluation Series The Health Promoting School - Nov 2004 The characteristics of the Being Well-Doing Well Feb 2004 document are the same as in the self evaluation HGIOS document This document is part of the self evaluation series with a
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The Health Promoting School -
The characteristics of the Being Well-Doing Well Feb 2004
document are the same as in the self evaluation HGIOS
This document is part of the self evaluation series with a
specific focus on the Health Promoting School.
Being Well Doing Well – Feb 2004
Sets out the national framework for the HPS
identifying the 6 key characteristics:
Health through the Health Promoting Schools concept is an opportunity for schools to engage in a process of continuous improvement where achievement and attainment will be directly influenced.
It is difficult for children and young people in
school to be successful if they are:
The quality Indicators that link directly to
Health Promoting Schools are:
Food in Schools
Drugs/ Tobacco Issues
Care and Welfare
Links with Parents
Eco Friendly Schools
School Estate Strategy
Integrated Community Schools
Nursing in Schools
School, Travel Plans
Health and Safety
Community DevelopmentLinked Agendas
“Learning and Health of children and young people is a prerequisite for educational achievement. Good health of teachers is important to the development of effective schools. Health promoting schools aim at empowering students, staff and parents to actively influence their lives and their living conditions”
Education and Health in Partnership
European Conference 2002
Health is at the centre of student
“Children who face violence, hunger,
substance abuse, and despair cannot
possibly focus on academic excellence.
There is no curriculum brilliant enough to
compensate for a hungry stomach or
National Action Plan for Comprehensive School Health Education. 1992
Fife’s approach to accreditation:
“Health and success in school are interrelated. Schools cannot achieve their primary mission of education if students and staff are not healthy and fit physically, mentally and socially”
Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: Part 1 – Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, and Tobacco Use Prevention, 2000
The question to ask as educators is, are our learning environments conducive for learning?
not a destination!
Health Promoting Schools Team