Torbay Healthy Learning is a new Public Health programme setup to help both nurseries, schools and further education settings deliver a new health and well-being program for children.
The well-being program will cover young people in the bay aged between 2 and 19.
Torbay Council’s new healthy schools resource, kick starting with a new dynamic website including supporting and ongoing social media.
Torbay Healthy Learning Aims
The aim of the new programme is be the go to resource for teachers and school staff.
The resource will cover all aspects of a child’s and young person’s health and well-being.
Torbay Healthy Learning main areas of focus are:
- Early Years – support and guidance to help the well-being and development of children in early years setting
- Emotional Health and Well-being – supporting nurseries, schools and colleges to work with their local communities to build resilience and confidence of children and young people to give them the best possible start in life.
- Physical Activity – support to promote physical activity, making it part of everyday life both at school and home
- Nutrition – support to promote a healthy eating regime, maintain a balanced diet and make healthy choices both in school, home and in the wider community
- Personal Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) – support to deliver PSHE education, which gives pupils the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves health and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain
- Events, campaigns, ‘in the news’, items, training ops and network meetings – covering the 5 themes above
It is anticipated that the new website along with an engaging social media campaign will be the start point of a much wider programme.
The programme would also include school awards, conferences and resources for parents amongst other aspects.
Cllr Jackie Stockman, Executive Lead for Health and Wellbeing said:
I feel very passionately about the welfare of Torbay’s children and young people and this programme is an invaluable resource for schools and childcare settings.
It will provide lessons initiatives, information and resources which can be delivered through nurseries, schools and colleges. School staff will be able to use all or some of the model depending on pupil needs and teacher interests
School support for Torbay Health Learning
The Headteacher of Shiphay Learning Academy and Vice Chair of Torbay Association of Primary Schools, Elaine Gill said:
Torbay Healthy Learning is a very welcome initiative by the Torbay’s Public Health Team, at a time when those of us in the education sector have growing levels of concern about the health and wellbeing of more and more children in our care. A dedicated resource for schools is such a valuable tool in tackling this vital work and I congratulate all those involved in grasping the agenda in such a practical and proactive manner.
Further details about the new Torbay Health Learning can be found on their website at www.healthylearningtorbay.co.uk