Fantastic news - Gildersome Primary was awarded Healthy Schools status and Mindmate in June 2019 after 2 years of dedication and hard work by the staff, (not least, Mrs Paling) the children, the parents and the governors!
Gildersome Primary School staff, children, parents and governors have achieved the Healthy Schools standard. We began our journey in September 2017 and were self-evaluated in July 2018. We achieved external validation in June, 2019.
The National Healthy School Standard is part of the Government’s drive to reduce health inequalities, promote social inclusion and raise educational standards. The overall aim is to help schools to become healthier.
A healthy school is one that is successful in helping pupils to do their best and build on their achievements. It is committed to ongoing improvement and development and promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information and equipping pupils with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to assist in the process of raising levels of pupil achievement and improving standards. It also recognises the need to provide both a physical and social environment that is conducive to learning.
For children to learn how to develop good relationships and respect the differences between people.
Now we have achieved the award, this is just the start of our on-going journey. Further work will be supported by out Healthy Schools Leader - Mr Reid.