Category Archives: Harrow Healthy Schools

FREE Breakfast Provision

DfE offers FREE breakfast provision for eligible schools under the new National School Breakfast Programme

In addition to resources and best practice events, a dedicated member of the NSBP team will be available to support each school and a £500 start-up grant will be available to buy necessary equipment such as toasters or a freezer.

Attached are the following documents:

To see if your school is eligible please check with the National School Breakfast Programme.

For further information, contact:

  • National School Breakfast Programme
  • c/o Family Action, 24 Angel Gate, City Rd, London, EC1V 2PT
  • Mobile: 07580 324393

The National School Breakfast Programme is delivered by Family Action and Magic Breakfast. You can find more information here

New Puberty Resource

This new Rise Above for Schools resource has been created to help prepare secondary school students for puberty and support teachers in starting conversations about this sensitive subject.

In this lesson, students learn about the physical and emotional aspects of puberty. 

Using peer-to-peer discussion and activities, students will be encouraged to examine the impact of puberty and find ways in which they can seek support if they are finding puberty challenging.

Lesson plan includes:

  • Accompanying PowerPoint for use in class
  • Starter activities – carry out a baseline assessment of students’ prior knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Core peer-to-peer activities, plenaries and exciting extension ideas
  • Four films to support the activities, including YouTuber KickThePj talking about growing up

Get the Lesson Plan and Powerpoint here

New Resources to Support Healthy Dental Habits

Change4Life has had a busy start this academic year, with some exciting new resources:

  • For the first time, Change4Life has created dental lesson plans to support primary school teachers in educating their pupils about how to keep their teeth healthy
  • In recent weeks, Our Healthy Year calendar wallcharts have been sent to Reception and Year 6 classes in England. The wallcharts will get pupils eating well and moving more in the year in which they participate in the National Child Measurement Programme

Food and Nutrition Education Conference

The first Food – a fact of life National Food and Nutrition Education conference for primary and secondary teachers will take place on 2 February 2019.

The conference is aimed at trainee, new, non-specialist and experienced teachers and will provide insight into the national food and nutrition issues that impact the lives and education of children and young people.

There will be presentations from experts in the fields of nutrition, education, food and farming, food science, classroom management and cooking. There will be sessions dedicated to teaching pupils in the primary and secondary phases. Representatives of the Awarding Organisations for 14-18 qualifications will also be attending on the day to answer any questions teachers may have.

This half day conference is being offered to teachers at a greatly subsidised rate of £20 per person. Cost includes refreshments and a light lunch.

There are a limited number of early bird tickets available at £10 (until 30 November 2018).These can be accessed when booking by using the following codes:

  • Primary teachers – primary50
  • Secondary teachers – secondary50

There are also a small number of free places for trainee primary and secondary teachers. To find out more about these, contact Frances at

For further information about the conference and to book, follow this link below:

School Garden Grants

The Whole Kids Foundation will be running another round of School Garden Grants and Harrow have been selected as one of the boroughs in which schools will be able to apply.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for Harrow schools that are keen to create new or develop existing food growing gardens in their school. Take a look at this animation that gives a real taste of what can be achieved through the funding available.

Grants will open on 12th November.

Get ready for the application forms to go live –

The Daily Mile

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Sir Mo Farah launched a campaign to back The Daily Mile on Monday 15 October and encourage primary schools across all 32 London boroughs to take up the health and fitness initiative.

The Daily Mile and London Marathon Events Teams will be working with Healthy Schools London to track current coverage of Daily Mile in London schools and encourage all primary schools to engage.

See the clip here, where Sir Mo Farah races Sadiq Khan to inspire kids to get active:

If your school would like to engage in the daily mile, please see info below with some useful information:

1 2017 JAN The Daily Mile without pics

If you have any questions, please email or call 0330 880 0100 between 7AM-8PM Mon-Fri, and 9AM-5PM Saturday/Sunday.

Don’t forget to register your school on the website!