The submission process
Once schools have completed all criteria for one theme for Bronze, two themes plus Staff Wellbeing for Silver and four themes for Gold; evidence can be submitted towards achieving an award. Action plan templates need to be completed and uploaded and Pupil Voice questions should be answered by pupils and uploaded. Please note that themes can be worked on in any order depending on a school's individual priorities. The four award themes are: Active Lifestyles, Emotional Health & Wellbeing, Food in schools and Personal, Social & Health Education.
Full details and documents are available to download once your school has registered and logged into the award section of the site.
Evidence will be assessed by the Healthy Schools partnership group, comprised of the award team and partnership organisations including Public Health and North Yorkshire Sport; three times a year.
This Quality Assurance process will be supplemented by visits to a proportion of schools applying for awards. We will inform your school if you have been chosen for an assessment visit before the notification deadline date (see table below).
There will be 3 submission dates during the academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21:
|Online award submission date||Schools notified of achievement or further evidence requested no later than|
|Academic Year 2019-20|
|31st January 2020||By 2nd March 2020|
|31st March 2020||By 1st May 2020|
|26th June 2020||By 10th July 2020|
|Academic Year 2020-21|
|20th November 2020||By 18th December 2020|
|26th March 2021||By 7th May 2021|
|25th June 2021||By 9th July 2021|
Celebration events to reward and recognise achievements will be held each year around the County.
To achieve the Bronze award, all criteria for one theme need to be completed and uploaded into the action plan template. In addition Pupil Voice questions for the theme need to be completed by pupils and uploaded as evidence towards the Bronze award.
To achieve the Silver award, all criteria for two themes need to be completed and uploaded into the action plan templates. Pupil Voice questions for both themes need to be completed by pupils and uploaded as evidence. In addition Staff Wellbeing criteria need to be met to achieve the Silver award.
To achieve the Gold award, all criteria for all four themes need to be completed and evidence uploaded into the action plan templates. Pupil Voice questions for all themes need to be completed by pupils and uploaded as evidence. In addition Staff Wellbeing criteria need to be met and maintained to achieve the Gold award.