Schools play a key role in supporting the health and well-being of children and young people.
Healthy Schools enables and supports schools to plan and implement health and well-being improvements for their children and young people.
A healthy school promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information and equips children and staff with the understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. children flourish in a positive environment and are given a voice to influence whole-school decisions. A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to help pupils do their best, raise levels of achievement, improve standards and develop policies and practices to promote health.
Healthy Schools adopts a whole-school approach, involving the whole-school community, parents/carers, governors, staff and children in improving children’s health. The process is needs-led and can support the school development plan in striving for continual improvement.
We are proud to have achieved the Bronze Healthy Schools Award during the 2016-2017 academic year and gone on to achieve Silver accreditation during the summer term of the 2017-2018 academic year. One of our priorities, identified within Marlbrough's School Development Plan during 2018-2019 is to continue on our journey to improve the health, fitness and wellbeing of our journey as we work towards achievement of Healthy School's Gold Accreditation.