Our Service

How we can help.

Our Healthy Schools Network and Support Service wants to help schools to build resilience among their children and young people to maximise their health and wellbeing so they can reach their full potential. Our service will:

  • Provide information about the health and wellbeing needs of children and young people in your school.
  • Provide information about evidence based school programmes to address these needs that will quality assure the programmes you commission.
  • Develop networks of support by joining up different organisations and quality assured support services that can work with your school.
  • Address particular needs of children and young people related to smoking or obesity by offering peer smoking support programme – Tobacco control in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – along with a school based nutrition programme available across the county.

Supporting PSHE delivery.

We want you to be able to confidently address the topics most relevant for your school community.

To enable you to do this, and to complement recent changes, in PSHE statutory delivery, we have tailored our support around the following topic areas:

Our Sponsors

Healthy Schools is funded by a partnership between Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and delivered by Everyone Health, a national public health provider.

Tobacco Control.

We provide a youth smoking prevention programme delivered in schools across Cambridgeshire. Kick Ash was first set up as a pilot in one secondary school in 2009 and since that date 10 secondary schools have been involved. Additionally over 1000 mentors from Year 10 have been trained to support the delivery of the workshop sessions to Year 6 pupils in the partner primary schools.

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We encourage our Cambridgeshire and Peterborough schools to take a whole school approach to food and nutrition including snacks, school meals and packed lunches. According to Public Health England, schools who take a ‘whole-school approach’, providing healthy meals to all students, show academic improvements at key stage 1 and 2. As part of the Healthy Schools Support Service there is also a stand-alone Healthy Eating Accreditation which schools can work towards at different levels, if they so choose. We will be supporting schools in being able to achieve this through teacher CPD, in-school workshops, lesson plans and resource provision as well as whole school approaches and parent engagement. To start your self assessment click here

Bespoke Support.

If your school is in an identified high need area, you will be able to access 1:1 guidance and support from our dedicated team. To be eligible for this support you need to identify and nominate at-least one Champion and Senior Manager from your school. If this is something you would like to know more about click here