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A whole setting approach

to health & wellbeing for children & staff


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North Yorkshire & York Healthy Schools Award

North Yorkshire Healthy Early Years Award

This is an excellent award to enable Schools and Early years providers to develop and embed a whole setting approach to support health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.

The award enables Schools and Early years providers to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold for recognition in the following areas: Active Lives, Emotional Health and Wellbeing, Healthy Food, PSHE / PSED and Staff Wellbeing. There is an action plan and supporting evidence required for each theme which can be accessed once registered with the programme.

The award is funded by Public Health to enable all North Yorkshire early years settings and schools, including academies, to take part for free. York Public Health fund the schools award for all York schools to take part without charge. We welcome private and out of county schools to join for an annual fee.

Autumn Term Training Dates

Welcome back.  Please find attached courses and events for the new school year.  All bookable via Training & Events | NYES Info  Do let us know if you have any queries or would like any support working on the scheme by emailing healthyschools@northyorks.gov.uk

Getting Started on Healthy Schools Training October 2023

Just a quick reminder that our next Getting Started on Healthy Schools training is running online on the 10th October 1.30-3pm.  If you haven’t already, please book your place via NYES using course code: SI-1023-T001 We’re also really pleased to invite you to join us...

Summer Term Update

As we are nearly at the end of a very busy Summer term we’re writing with a few updates.  The next Healthy Schools award deadline is: 17th November 2023.  The next online training session is: Getting started on the North Yorkshire Healthy Schools award (all...

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