West Berkshire Council

Health and Wellbeing in Schools Programme

Supporting the implementation and delivery of the West Berkshire Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Working in partnership with the School Improvement Team and Education Service, the coordinator acts as the lead professional supporting schools to embed a holistic approach to Health and Wellbeing.

The programme is delivered by the Health and Wellbeing in Schools Team, which is funded by Public Health and Wellbeing.

The team delivers the core programme and the West Berkshire Wellbeing Learning Well programme, which includes;

Year 3 Healthy Lifestyles workshop

Healthy Lifestyles workshops for year 3 students in primary schools around West Berkshire. The schools are selected based on the data we receive from the National Child Measurement Programme.

These workshops are delivered by us, using resources from Public Health England's Change4Life and seek to inspire children and their families about the benefits of good nutrition, exercise and the positive impact these activities can have on our lives. The workshops are fun and practical, with the children problem solving and working together to learn key information about nutrition, food labels, added sugar and much much more.

The programme also includes;

  • PSHE Subject Network coordination and subject support - Primary and Secondary
  • CSE, Sexting and Domestic Abuse Young People Attitudes biennial survey
  • Active Travel schools programme
  • Modeshift sustainable travel award programme for schools
  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing KS2 and KS3 workshop resources
  • NCMP school data coordination
  • Mental Health First Aid in Schools network coordination  

The core programme is available at no cost for West Berkshire maintained and Academy schools.

New for 2018/19

West Berkshire Wellbeing's Learning Well Programme

pdf icon Health and Wellbeing in Schools Award Information Leaflet [1Mb] - a practical, "plan, do, review" approach to improving health and wellbeing in children, young people and staff. The award recognises, celebrates and builds on the work already happening in school to support children, young people and the wider school community's health and wellbeing.

Young Health Champion qualification for young people

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) provides a Young Health Champion (YHC) qualification for young people to enable them to learn new practical skills and knowledge for promoting health and wellbeing to peers, friends, family and their wider communities.

Through Learning Well schools can arrange for the delivery of the RSPH Level 2 qualification by an experienced RSPH trained qualified trainer, who is also a Mental Health First Aid Youth First Aider.

  • The qualification is delivered in your school over two days for up to 15 learners

  • The student's portfolios are fully assessed and externally verified

  • Once qualified the students become part the West Berkshire Young Health Champion network and the national Youth Health Movement. This includes places at the annual Young Health Champion Conference at Shaw House.

Development workshops for staff including Understanding Healthy Lifestyles and Understanding Substance Misuse.
Schools will be able to select and purchase elements of the Learning Well programme through the West Berkshire School Services (Education Portal)

On our blog you can find information on:

  • Health and Wellbeing activities and programmes available for your school, children and families
  • Recent research and documents
  • Training opportunities and available resources
  • Sharing best practice within West Berkshire
  • Useful signposting to local, regional and national organisations

Our blog posts are an opportunity to share best practice within West Berkshire schools, so please email your news to the Health and Wellbeing in Schools Coordinator.

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