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Healthy schools

Medway Healthy Schools works with schools to encourage the whole school community to work together to develop an environment that promotes health and wellbeing in line with the National Healthy School Standard.

The aims of the National Healthy Schools Programme (NHSP) are to:

  • support children and young people in developing healthy behaviour
  • help to raise pupil achievement
  • help to reduce health inequalities
  • help promote social inclusion.

Medway Healthy Schools recognises that every school has different needs and priorities. Schools are asked to demonstrate evidence in these core themes using a whole-school approach involving the whole school community:

  • personal, social and health education
  • healthy eating
  • physical activity
  • emotional health and wellbeing (including countering bullying).

Medway Healthy Schools provides:

  • full induction and audit training
  • analyses of the audit to produce an individual school report
  • specific training, resources and support to help the school implement its action plan
  • a certificate and plaque for schools in recognition of their commitment to becoming healthy schools
  • a support worker to attend the school working parties
  • the National Healthy Schools logo for schools when they reach stage one of accreditation
  • parents evenings, healthy week launches and activity days.


For more information phone 01634 331038 or email healthyschools@medway.gov.uk