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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

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School Dinners and Healthy Schools

About Healthy Schools

The National Healthy Schools Programme is an exciting long-term initiative which is making a significant difference to the health and achievement of children and young people. The National Healthy Schools Programme supports the links between health, behaviour and achievement; it is about creating healthy and happy children and young people, who do better in learning and in life.

Children and young people in Healthy Schools tell us that they feel healthier, happier and safer. Their parents tell us that they feel more involved in their child’s health and learning and often feel better themselves. Schools tell us that the National Healthy Schools Programme has brought sustained improvement in behaviour, standards of work and school management.

The impact of our programme is based on a whole-school approach to physical and emotional well-being focused on four core themes:

  • Personal, Social & Health Education
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Emotional Health & Wellbeing

The whole school approach involves working with children and young people, parents, school staff and the whole school community to provide a solid foundation from which developments and improvement are embedded in a systematic way. These processes contribute to the physical and emotional development of all members of the school community.

At Heymann we are working towards the healthy schools gold award. Last Year we achieved the first two strands: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. This year we will be working towards the final two strands: Emotional Health and Well-being and PSHE. Look out for our Healthy Living week in the summer term for lots of activities to keep our minds and bodies healthy!

Children in KS1 must have the same choice for lunch every day.  You can change your preference at the beginning of a half term but not during the half term.  From September 2014 all pupils in (KS1) Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 may have a Universal Infant Free School Meal.  In KS2 children can choose, on a daily basis, if they are ordering a school lunch or if they have brought a packed lunch with them.