Developing a Whole School Approach to Health & Wellbeing

A Whole School Approach to Health & Wellbeing framework has been developed for Slough schools to provide a means of mapping and documenting the health and wellbeing work they are already doing, identifying areas for development and formulating an action plan. 

The School Health & Wellbeing Project Officer is available to support schools to launch this approach as well as with implementation of the framework and resulting action plans. This support includes guidance with policy and curriculum development and provision of staff training.

A Whole School Approach to Health & Wellbeing addresses all areas of health and wellbeing and all areas of school life. The framework encompasses key Department for Education guidance around health and wellbeing including Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education 2020 and Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools.

The framework also makes links to Ofsted requirements and is arranged in the following 7 categories:

  • An ethos, culture and environment that values and promotes respect, diversity and health & wellbeing.
  • Leadership, management and policies that support and promote a whole school approach to health and wellbeing.
  • Staff development /CPD to support teaching and learning and raise awareness about health and wellbeing including that of staff.
  • Enabling the ‘student voice’ to influence decisions.
  • Curriculum, teaching and learning to promote resilience, social and emotional learning and health and wellbeing.
  • Working with parents and carers, outside agencies and the community.
  • Early identification and support for health and wellbeing issues including school-based pastoral care and interventions, liaison with parents, appropriate signposting and referrals.

For more information or to discuss support for developing a Whole School Approach to Health & Wellbeing in your school, please contact Susan Dyer, School Health & Wellbeing Project Officer, 07753 316916 or you can email susan.dyer@slough.gov.uk