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UNIVERSAL PUBLIC HEALTH OFFER FOR  HOUNSLOW SCHOOLS 

From 1 April 2016, a Universal Public Health programme will be offered to all Hounslow primary and secondary schools.
The Public Health Offer supports schools to fulfil their statutory responsibilities for health and wellbeing and to make the links with the Ofsted framework, as well as working towards closing the gap for the most vulnerable 5-19 year olds in Hounslow. Our services will provide support, advice and training to school-based staff, to help improve outcomes for all of Hounslow’s school children and young people.

The Universal Public Health Offer is provided FREE-OF-CHARGE to the schools.

LINKS BETWEEN HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Research evidence shows increasing links between the health and wellbeing of pupils and academic attainment1. There are also clear links with the new Ofsted inspection framework to schools, and include schools receiving support in achieving outcomes for the PE curriculum on health and wellbeing.
 
Key points are:

  • Pupils with better health and wellbeing are likely to achieve better  academically.
  • Effective social and emotional competencies are associated with greater health and wellbeing and better achievement.
  • The culture, ethos and environment of a school influences the health and wellbeing of pupils and their readiness to learn.
  • A positive association exists between academic attainment and physical activity levels of pupils

Through prioritising the health and well-being of all children, the Universal Public Health Offer will support schools in focussing on closing the gap for the  most vulnerable, in order to raise educational achievement and attainment.

1Public Health England (2014) The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment. A briefing for head teachers, governors and staff in education settings

Public Health Offer (PHO) for Primary and Special Schools:

This Universal offer will provide:

  • A named contact for schools from the new “One You Hounslow” (integrated health and wellbeing) service.
  • Public Health support to schools through sign-posting to available services, interventions and/or resources, and providing health and wellbeing advice and support.
  • Information updates and policy support regarding the management of long term conditions and medicine management
  • Access and sign-posting to dedicated web pages with health- related information leaflets, promotional materials and wider resources
  • The opportunity to participate in health promotion initiatives and tailored workshops that include:
    • Healthy eating, hand hygiene, sun safety
    • Oral health advice and promotion
    • Healthy eating advice for teachers and parents
    • Stop smoking service presentations on smoking and shisha harms at assemblies or in classes
    • School health team teaching sessions on puberty and growing-up, to support the school curriculum
  • Information updates and policy support regarding the management of long term conditions and medicine management.

 

Public Health Offer (PHO) for Secondary Schools:

Will provide: 

  • A named contact for schools for the new “One You Hounslow” (health and wellbeing) service.
  • Public Health support to schools to improve pupil health and school attainment, through sign-posting to available services, interventions and/or resources, and providing health and wellbeing advice and support.
  • Access and sign-posting to dedicated web pages with health- related information leaflets, promotional materials and wider resources.
  • Opportunity for schools to participate in health promotion initiatives and tailored workshops that include:
    • Healthy eating advice and signposting to services for teachers, parents and students, particularly for Year 7 students that were identified as overweight or obese through the National Child Measurement Programme in Year 6.
    • Sign posting to emotional health and wellbeing resources and training opportunities
    • Stop smoking service presentations on smoking and shisha harms at assemblies or in classes
  • Facilitated access for students (brief intervention only), teachers and welfare staff to smoking cessation brief intervention training and level 2 training
  • Schools may be invited to participate in specific public health interventions, usually targeted at areas of high deprivation and/ or need, which are outside of the Universal Public Health Offer to schools.

 

 

Thank you to all the schools that expressed an interest to sign up for the Healthy Schools' Offer from Public Health; unfortunately there was insufficient take-up of the offer and Public Health will be unable to deliver this additional service for 2016/17.

Services listed in the Services' Directory for the Universal Public Health Offer are all still available to schools at no cost.

 

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