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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

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.

PSHE Friendly Status through the completetion of the PSHE strand on the School Health Check and a PSHE Friendly external validation visit.

MindMate Friendly Status through the completion of the Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) strand on the School Health Check and a MindMate Friendly external validation visit. 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 external validation visit. Leeds schools only. 

Personal,Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) educaiton, 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.

Resilience programme and 1:1 resilience support for children and families.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development , 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.  



Audits and supporting programmes

SMSC Audits – Leeds school only.

Asthma Friendly Schools Award.

Healthy Schools Early Years programme.

Post 16 SEMH programme.



Teaching resources and policies.


Online support through our websites:, and  


External validation 

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


MindMate – available to Leeds schools only

MindMate Friendly external validation.

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 (SLA). You can find more information about this via our traded website   

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.
  • For our latest training courses visit  

Meet the Healthy Schools Team 

Healthy Schools Consultants/Adviser 

Steven BodySteven Body
Gill MullensGill Mullens
Helen SmithiesHelen Lord

Supporting Adviser

Siobhan JenningsSiobhan Jennings