29 October 2018
We are delighted to announce we have recently achieved the Healthy Schools Silver Award for our work with Manchester Healthy Schools' Programme over the last academic year (2017-2018).
The Manchester Healthy Schools team has been working in partnership with Manchester schools for nearly two decades to tackle health inequalities and help improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
We have received this award as recognition for the outstanding health priority work undertaken by our school as part of our ongoing community wide drive and we excitedly look forward to attending the upcoming awards ceremony at Co-op Academy North Manchester on 7th November 2018.
A huge thank you to our staff and students for their hard work and effort, thanks also to the team of health improvement practitioners for their guidance and dedication over the last year.
Manchester Healthy Schools
In November 2016, the Manchester Healthy Schools team merged with the School Nursing service to create the School Health Service; closely aligning the work of both teams to the Healthy Child Programme.
The School Health Service has a crucial role in Manchester to implement public health interventions and support schools to:
Improve children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing and reduce the incidence of bullying.
Improve young people’s sexual health and reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections and teenage conceptions.
Prevent and reduce substance misuse, promote safer choices and support early interventions.
Promote and develop healthy lifestyles to prevent and reduce the numbers and children and young people that are overweight and obese.
The Healthy Schools team adopts a whole school approach to support schools to become healthier learning environments and improve health outcomes for children, young people and families in the local community.
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