Enhanced Healthy School Award

Enhancement has been designed to help schools develop the wider thinking and planning they will need to do in order to achieve better outcomes around health and well-being for children and young people.

It has also been designed to help schools to strive for lasting health and wellbeing behaviour changes in children and young people, with particular focus on providing targeted support for those who are most at risk.

The model follows a needs-led outcomes focused approach to ensure schools put in place the most appropriate services and meet the needs of their own children and young people.

This is through the form of a written action plan where schools identify two universal outcomes (qualitative and quantitative) and one targeted outcome.

Schools are supported to achieve this stage through the commissioned coordination service and will receive additional support from the commissioned health improvement services to achieve their targeted outcomes (where available).

The range of support offered to schools includes:

  • Local needs assessment/school data
  • Identifying priorities and outcomes – universal and targeted
  • Assisting with development of action plan – Action Plan workshops
  • Interventions to support delivery of the targeted part of the action plan and achievement of outcomes
  • Supporting monitoring procedures
  • Supporting evidence of impact
  • Supporting the writing of the ‘school story’