Category Archives: Barking and Dagenham Healthy Schools

Make A Difference Challenge

Go Givers have an exciting project for KS2 children that will provide a real-life meaningful context for SMSC learning and understanding British values as well as supporting Pupil Voice and Personal Development.

It is a child-led, active citizenship project called the Make a Difference Challenge that supports pupils in identifying, researching and addressing a social or environmental issue that they want to do something about by developing an awareness raising campaign, fundraising or taking direct action.

It presents an opportunity for children to take the lead in making a difference to their communities and helps them to recognise how they can make a positive contribution as active, young citizens.

The project has been subsidised by some funding but there will be a cost of £160 which includes a full day teach training session (which up to 3 teachers per school can attend), resources to deliver the project and a Celebration Event where a delegation of pupils from each school makes a presentation to an invited audience.

The project starts with a teacher training day on Monday 8th Jan and culminates in a Celebration Event on Monday 2nd July at The Foundling Museum.

For more information and to book your place by Friday 1st December, please visit:- or contact

Scarlet Fever: Managing Outbreaks in Schools and Nurseries

Public Health England have released guidelines to help health protection teams control outbreaks of scarlet fever in schools, nurseries and other childcare settings.

Click on the link to download the guidelines: Scarlet Fever: Managing Outbreaks in Schools and Nurseries



The All Together Anti-Bullying Programme for Schools

All Together – United  Against Bullying from the Anti-Bullying Alliance

Free opportunity for your school to become a leader in Anti-Bullying practice. This FREE offer includes:

  • free access to the All Together Online Platform through which schools are supported to create an anti-bullying action plan that is tailored to their needs
  • targeted resources to help tackle bullying
  • access to the ‘All Together Pupil Wellbeing Questionnaire‘ which will tell you about levels of wellbeing and bullying among your pupils and allow you to monitor progress over the course of the programme. The results will report on a variety of indicators including SEN/disability and free school meals
  • online CPD-certified training for all staff, including a module on cyberbullying

What is All Together and how do we take part?

An All Together School is one that has proven its activity to reduce bullying of all children. The All Together programme has been developed over the last three years and builds upon the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s previous SEND anti-bullying champion programme which saw significant positive results.

Participating schools are supported on- and offline to make whole school change to its anti-bullying practices, using a social model approach. The programme includes a special focus on reducing bullying of disabled children and those with SEN but aims to reduce bullying of all children and young people.

The programme is running from April 2017 to September 2018.

For further information see the attached flyer: All Together online programme flyer

To join All Together, go to: and follow the instructions to embark on the online programme.


New Reporting Template for the Primary PE and Sport Premium

The Department for Education has released a newly revised template to support schools with the reporting of their PE and Sport Premium Funding.

Maintained schools must publish information about their use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium on their websites. Schools should publish the amount of the premium received, a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent), what impact the school has seen on pupils PE and sport participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future. Schools should also consider how their use of the money is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.

For further information and to download the template click on the link below:

Addressing Extremism and Radicalisation Lesson Plans

A series of four lesson plans for key stage 4 with a specific focus on addressing extremism and radicalisation of all kinds,

From the PSHE Association, commissioned by Medway Public Health Directorate.

Schools can build pupils’ resilience to extremism and radicalisation by supporting inclusion and a sense of belonging in the community and by providing a safe environment for debating emotive issues. As part of this whole school approach, PSHE education lessons can develop knowledge and understanding of the factors that lead to extremism, and skills such as critically evaluating the media and the messages of charismatic speakers and groups, as well as developing attributes such as resilience, empathy and respect for others. These lessons are not designed to be taught in isolation, but should always form part of a planned, developmental PSHE education programme. Furthermore, Medway Public Health Directorate has given permission for these lesson resources to be available to all schools.

Each lesson plan is accompanied by a PowerPoint and relevant resources. You can use the ‘Download all files’ link in the side bar to download a folder containing all of the documents.

Click on the link to download the files: Addressing Extremism and Radicalisation Lesson Plans

Child Abuse and Neglect – New Guidance

This guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers recognising and responding to abuse and neglect in children and young people aged under 18. It covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect.

The guideline aims to help anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and young people to spot signs of abuse and neglect and to know how to respond. It also supports practitioners who carry out assessments and provide early help and interventions to children, young people, parents and carers.

Click on the link to download this guidance document: Child Abuse and Neglect