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:
Bronze: Schools can achieve their bronze award by completing the Healthy Schools London bronze audit tool. Bronze award requires schools to assess their achievements and identify areas of development. Schools are required to repeat the process every two years to maintain their healthy schools bronze award.
Silver: Schools who have achieved bronze can apply for the Healthy Schools London silver award. To achieve silver, schools need to decide on one targeted and one school wide health priority. For each health priority, 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 Healthy Schools London silver action plan. Schools can use the silver support tool and silver evaluation ideas tool to help them complete their silver action plan.
Gold: Schools who have achieved silver award can apply for the Healthy Schools London gold award. The gold award requires schools to 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 need to apply for gold award using the Healthy Schools London gold tool.
Platinum: 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.
Only gold schools can apply for platinum award. To achieve platinum, schools need to complete the healthy schools Ealing platinum tool (word) carry out and evaluate a learning walk, as well as applying for a new silver healthy schools London award to show how they are embedding health and wellbeing in their school.
Training for 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.
For more information on these awards or to submit an award, schools should initially email their tool to Nicole McGregor at McGregorN@ealing.gov.uk 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.