Category Archives: Barnet Healthy Schools

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


Mouth Cancer Month

This campaign is taking place through the Month of November.

More than 7,500 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer last year (Oral Health foundation 2017). With oral cancers on the increase this campaign helps to increase education and raise awareness.

How can I keep my mouth healthy?

  • It is important to visit your dentist regularly, even people without teeth should see a dentist regularly to check the mouth is healthy, this is especially important if you smoke and drink alcohol.
  • Regularly check your mouth for any changes that may occur. Look out for red or white patches or ulcers that have not healed within three weeks. Check under your tongue and inside your cheeks.
  • When exposed to the sun, be sure to use a protective sun cream and a lip-specific sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher
  • A good diet, rich in vitamins provides protection against the development of mouth cancer. Plenty of fruit and vegetables help the body to protect itself, in general, from most cancers.
  • Cut down on your smoking and drinking – excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of developing mouth cancer by up to four times. Those who both smoke and drink to excess are up to 30 times more likely to develop the disease
  • To support these important oral health message the oral health promotion team in Barnet will be attending Children’s centres where they will be promoting and providing resources and information supporting these key messages.

Contacts for Oral Health Promotion:

Providing an oral health service to the early years, families and pupils at Barnet Primary schools in order to achieve the best oral health today and in the future

‘Call Push Rescue’ – new free CPR resource

This free downloadable resource from British Heart Foundation has just been awarded the PSHE Association Quality Mark.

It includes:  lesson plans and materials for schools, to accompany a DVD and online video resources and is launched to coincide with European Restart a Heart Day. Together with the Call Push Rescue training equipment, these resources provide everything needed to learn the important life-saving skill of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Who is it for: The lesson pack is designed for delivery from key stage 3 upwards and can be used with the ‘Call Push Rescue’ training equipment, which is also free to eligible secondary schools. Alongside guidance on promoting best practice PSHE education delivery, lesson plans and resources are provided to accommodate either one or two sessions, designed to ensure young people are trained in this life-saving skill.
PSHE education is the ideal context for learning first aid and CPR as it provides opportunities to develop practical knowledge alongside the skills and attributes necessary to put such knowledge into practice in a real life emergency – for example through development of self-confidence and empathy, and learning to identify and manage risk.  As part of the ‘Every Child A Lifesaver’ coalition, the British Heart Foundation supports the inclusion of first aid and CPR training as a component of statutory PSHE education.