School Awards

The Healthy Schools Award is part of the DfE drive for schools to play an important part in children’s health and wellbeing.  The toolkit is designed to help schools to ‘plan, do and review’ health and wellbeing improvements for their children and young people and to identify and select activities and interventions effectively. This approach ensures that schools put in place the most appropriate services and meet the needs of children and young people.  

The Activemark is awarded for the delivery of the national PE, School Sport and Club Links strategy. Schools are automatically assessed for the mark through the national school sport survey, which all School Sport Partnership schools take part in. Schools achieve the Activemark award if, according to the survey, 90% or more of pupils across the school are doing at least 2 hours high quality PE and school sport a week.

The Rights Respecting Schools Award – awarded by UNICEF - recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.

The Eco-Schools Award is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.

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