Silver Healthy School 2019

Manchester Healthy Schools consists of five thematic areas that together support a whole school approach to health and wellbeing. The five areas are:

  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Mental Health and Resilience
  • Relationship and Sex Education
  • Drugs and Alcohol Education

At Bridgelea we proudly follow the healthy schools program. We are a silver school, and in 2020 to 2021 hope to be a gold school! The Healthy Schools lead is Rebecca Squires.

Our priority area this year has been developing our relationships and sex education policy in line with new changes around the teaching of these areas. We have benefited from specialist support from  Manchester healthy schools and were able to develop our policy in consultation with staff parents and children. 

We have also had a whole staff training on drugs and alcohol, attachment, and mental well-being and have ensured that all snacks offered in class adhere to the healthy schools program. We believe that having a healthy body and a healthy mind is key to overall well-being.

In 2020 to 2021 we will be an e-bug school with one of our teachers, Molly, training as an e-bug trainer. This will give our children access to high-quality information about infection control and illness. We are also proud to be part of a pilot in Manchester to look at giving good quality careers advice to our primary-age children.

Some of our other focus has been placed on planting activities outdoors and developing a wider PE offer. We will continue to prioritise these elements in the next academic year. 

Important policies include our Food and Drinks Policy, Drugs and Alcohol Policy and our RSE policy.

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