We recently achieved 'Healthy schools' status following external moderation. The report for this is below:
At St Francis Catholic Primary School, we recognise that the health and well-being of children is vital to their growth and development; it contributes to their long term success and achievements. Through Healthy Schools we can help our pupils to reach their potential by building on a solid foundation of health to do well in learning and in life.
We try to promote health and well-being for all of our children and staff. Our PSHE curriculum, after school clubs, school lunches, PE lessons, Science lessons, workshops and visitors all contribute to the health of our pupils.
We believe that proper nutrition and fluid intake are essential to all members of the school community if they are to fulfil their potential in life. Proper nutrition is necessary for good health and effective teaching and learning.
We are currently completing a re-validation check for 2018-2019 about where the school is under the four areas of:
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health)
Our 'Healthy Schools' working party will draw up an action plan about how we can continue to make improvements in these 4 areas across the school. At St Francis we pride ourselves on being a 'Healthy School’. Please take a look at the links below. We recommend downloading the free app ‘Change4life’ as it is a fantastic way of understanding what is in the food we eat.
Core Food Competencies https://www.schoolwellbeing.co.uk/uploads/chronicler/document/document/380/CoreComp1and2.PDF