Healthy schools London awards
The awards are for schools to recognise their achievements in supporting the health and wellbeing of their pupils.
The Ealing healthy schools awards programme has four levels:
To achive the bronze award schools must assess their achievements and identify areas of development. Schools are required to repeat the process every three years to maintain their healthy schools bronze award.
Watch the video about the silver award. Schools who have achieved bronze can apply for the Healthy Schools London silver award.
To achieve silver, schools need to decide on a whole school health priority. Once the health priority has been identified, schools need to undertake an analysis of pupils’ needs, collect baseline data and design an action plan for delivery.
Schools need to record this information in the in the Silver section of healthy schools London tool. Healthy schools silver templates:
- Obesity - Nutrition and exercise silver template
- Oral health silver template
- Sugar smart silver template
Watch the video about the gold award. Schools who have achieved silver award can apply for the Healthy Schools London gold award.
To achieve the gold award schools must show the impact of their activities and demonstrate that these are sustainable. School are also required to show how their activities have engaged the wider community and how they have shared their learning with other schools. Schools can apply for gold award using the gold section of the healthy schools London tool.
The Ealing health improvement team have introduced an Ealing platinum award to help gold schools embed their activities and to encourage learning and sharing of best practice.
To achieve the platinum award, schools must
- have the gold award
- complete the healthy schools Ealing platinum tool (word)
- carry out and evaluate a learning walk
- apply for a new silver healthy schools London award to show how they are embedding health and wellbeing in their school.
Training for healthy school awards
Training sessions for Bronze, silver, gold and platinum award are available at Ealing Education Centre. Schools are advised to attend the training for their chosen awards. See Ealing CPD online for training details.
Contact the health improvement team
For more information on these awards or to submit an award, schools should initially email their tool to Nicole McGregor firstname.lastname@example.org who will read the document with another colleague (for quality assurance) and give feedback.
Schools will then need to submit their final document onto the Healthy Schools London website.