Schools play an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

The Healthy Schools toolkit is designed to help schools to ‘plan, do and review’ health and wellbeing improvements for their children and young people and to identify and select activities and interventions effectively. This approach will ensure schools put in place the most appropriate services and meet the needs of children and young people.

The toolkit is based on a health behaviour change approach for schools.

The toolkit contains:

  • an overview of the Healthy Schools approach
  • examples of schools making health and wellbeing improvements
  • a planning template, a whole school review template and a school story template, which can be adapted for your school
  • information and frameworks to help you identify needs, define health and wellbeing outcomes, select activities/interventions and review achievements.