About Us

The Healthy Schools Team

Leeds Healthy Schools is part of the Health & Wellbeing Service, Leeds Council Children’s Services directorate. We also provide additional support, resources and training which are available through www.schoolwellbeing.co.uk

The Healthy Schools Team comprises of a specialist team of advisers, with a proven track record of achievements, with a wealth of experience over many years.

What we offer

Our area of work focusses on supporting schools to raise attainment and achievement by improving the health and wellbeing of pupils. We aim to achieve this through working together with schools, and our partners, to offer an effective, evidence-based online School Health Check tool available to schools and school settings nationally and internationally.

We support schools with

Healthy Schools Status (through the completion of the School Health Check)

Health Champion Status (through a targeted case study to improve health and wellbeing)

MindMate Friendly Status (through the completion of the SEMH strand on the School Health Check and a MindMate Friendly Assessment) Leeds schools only

MindMate Champion Status (through a targeted case study to improve mental health and wellbeing) For schools that have had an MindMate Friendly Assessment. Leeds schools only. 

PSHE, including Relationships, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Health Education (HE) and Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education

School Food, Nutrition and Cooking

Citizenship and Sustainability

Physical Activity

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthood Prevention and Support

Resilience programme

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC), including British Values and Character Education

Pupil Voice and Participation

 

What we offer

Training and support

Central and bespoke training

In school support/training

Direct delivery in school

Email and telephone support  

Advice/information/signposting

 

Audits and supporting programmes

SMSC Audits – Leeds school only

Asthma Friendly Schools Award

Healthy Schools Early Years programme

POST 16 SEMH programme

Resources

Teaching resources and policies

Toolkits

Online support through our websites: www.schoolwellbeing.co.uk,  www.myhealthmyschoolsurvey.org.uk and https://ey.healthyschools.org.uk/

 

Assessment

External assessments of Healthy Schools available to all schools through a Service Level Agreement or an additional cost.

 

MindMate – available to Leeds schools only

MindMate Friendly Assessments

Support to achieve MindMate Champion Status 

 

Health Champion

Support to achieve Health Champion Status – Leeds only

 

Schools external to Leeds are able to purchase an external Service Level Agreement (SLA). A range of options are available which allows schools to tailor the SLA to suit their needs.

 

How we can help

In addtion to this online toolkit we can help through one to one meetings, whole school staff or cluster meetings, training courses, workshops, networking, email and telephone. We have a wide range of expertise within the team who can advise or signpost to further information or resources. We have resources and training to support both teaching and evaluation processes. 

Our extended service is available on a pay as you go basis or through a traded Service Level Agreement. You can find more information about this via our traded website - Leeds for Learning

Other ways to get support. 

  • Please use this website - it is full of useful information and resources
  • Follow us on twitter: @healthyschools_
  • Use the contact us facility
  • Click this link for our latest training courses

Meet the Healthy Schools Team 

Healthy Schools Consultants/Adviser 

Steven BodySteven Body
Gill MullensGill Mullens
Helen SmithiesHelen Smithies

Supporting Advisers

Emma NewtonEmma Newton
Siobhan JenningsSiobhan O'Mahony