Pupils can fulfil their potential only when they are healthy, happy and at ease in all areas of their lives and the National Healthy Schools Standard (NHSS) is designed to give practical support to help schools achieve this through creating an environment which reduces health inequalities, promotes social inclusion and raises educational achievement.
The book provides the reader with:
" an overview of the National Healthy School Standard (NHSS)
" insight into the theme of emotional health
" a range of case study examples to draw on as exemplars of good practice
" knowledge and resources required to undertake a school based audit on emotional health and well being
" resources to implement an emotional health and well being curriculum.
Becoming an Emotionally Healthy School helps school staff, people working with schools and healthy schools co-ordinators to create, develop and promote a whole school approach to emotional health and well-being. The book offers advice, handy hints and support at each stage of the process and provides all the resources that will be required, including an emotional health curriculum that can be delivered with small groups or whole class groups.
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION The National Healthy Schools Standard The Benefits of Being Involved in the National Healthy Schools Standard Ten Areas of Whole-school Improvement Themes from the Healthy School Standard Links with Emotional Health and Wellbeing The Emotional Health and Wellbeing Theme of the National Schools Standard CHAPTER TWO: DEVELOPING THE EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING(INCLUDING BULLYING)STANDARD The Process Step One: Make a Decision on the Theme Step Two: Allocate a Co-ordinator and Develop a Task Group Step Three: Needs Analysis - An Emotional Health and Wellbeing Audit Step Four: Feed Back Findings Step Five: Develop an Action Plan Step Six: Implementing the Plan Step Seven: Submitting the Evidence Step Eight: Receiving Accreditation Step Nine: Celebrate Step Ten: Ongoing Reviews Healthy Schools Action Plan: An Example CHAPTER THREE: PREPARING FOR AN EMOTIONAL HEALTH and WELLBEING PROGRAMME Programme Content Programme Application Setting up an Emotional Health and Wellbeing Programme with Small and One-off Groups Using the Programme to Gain the National Healthy Schools Standard CHAPTER FOUR: EMOTIONAL HEALTH and WELLBEING SESSIONS FOR KEY STAGE 1 PUPILS Session 1: This is Me Session 2: Feelings Session 3: Communication Session 4: Choices Session 5: Personal Safety Session 6: Keeping Others Safe Session 7: Relationships Session 8: Difference CHAPTER FIVE: EMOTIONAL HEALTH and WELLBEING SESSIONS FOR KEY STAGE 2 PUPILS Session 1: This is Me Session 2: Feelings Session 3: Communication Session 4: Choices Session 5: Personal Safety Session 6: Keeping Others Safe Session 7: Relationships Session 8: Difference