Category Archives: Barnet Healthy Schools

Staying Safe when Out and About

Reminders from the Child Accident Prevention Trust about crossing roads safely and using age-appropriate restraints or seat belts when travelling with children or young people in a car.

This CAPT briefing was published during Child Safety Week to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

Click on the link to find out more: Staying Safe when Out and About


Child Health Profiles 2018 – now available

Public Health England (PHE) has published the Child Health Profile pdfs which present data across key health indicators of child health and wellbeing.

The profiles provide an annual snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England and sit alongside an interactive version which is available for both local authorities and CCGs.

They are designed to help local organisations understand the health needs of their community and work in partnership to improve health in their local area.

Money Sense – A Financial Education Programme

MoneySense is a free, curriculum-linked, impartial financial education programme from NatWest which provides you with everything you need to teach 5-18 year-olds about money.

It provides access to free resources which have direct links to DfE subjects and the programme is accredited by Young Enterprise and has received the Financial Education Quality Mark. Schools can request bank employees to help run free interactive workshops which allow the students to solve real life, money related issues.

To register for the programme click on the link:  MoneySense

Healthy Pupils Capital Funding Allocations

The Department for Education has published the healthy pupils capital fund for 2018-19.

Funds will be allocated to responsible bodies, such as local authorities and multi-academy trusts, to be distributed to schools. With money raised by the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, the healthy pupils capital funding supports schools to improve access to facilities for physical activity, healthy eating, mental health and wellbeing and medical conditions (such as kitchens, dining facilities, changing rooms, playgrounds and sports facilities).

To find out more: Healthy Pupils Capital Funding Allocations

Schools Wanted for New Teacher Training Project: Pupils’ Experience of PE and Sport

Sport England is looking for up to 50 secondary schools to take part in a pilot project designed to give pupils a more positive experience of physical education and sport.

The pilot, which is in partnership with the Teaching School Council, is being put together to help shape a national programme that will offer specialist training and mentoring to at least two teachers in every secondary school in England by 2020.

Selected schools will receive a package of support and resources that will include funding, workforce training and mentoring.

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Suicide Awareness

PAPYRUS has recently launched a campaign to help raise awareness and save some of the 200 school children who die by suicide every year in the UK. They have developed a FREE “Suicide Safer Schools and colleges Guide” which can be viewed here.

They have also developed a training programme to help schools engage with this difficult subject, and to help them develop their own suicide prevention policy. They recently worked with the public health team in Bexley Borough to invite all the senior schools in the borough to a 90 minute awareness raising session on this subject.