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Friday, June 29, 2018

Schools should have had the notification that due to the loss of funding the PSHE Service, The Drug Aware Award and the Local Healthy Schools Programme will come to a close at the end of the summer term. Catherine Kirk-Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Consultant will continue to support schools in developing their RSE. The PSHE team held the last primary network event on the 21st June and the secondary network on the 4th July. During this network, colleagues were updated on national and local news and were given information on where to access resources and tools once the service finishes. If you were unable to make these meetings, you can still access support via the Nottingham schools website: You need to go to the SOLAR section where you will find key downloads for your PSHE and health and well-being work.

With this being our final PSHE newsletter the team wanted to share the following achievements that schools have worked on over the last few years. The following statistics are incredibly positive and we would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU for all your hard work and dedication to prioritising the health and well-being of our children and young people. We feel confident that colleagues will continue to take forward and develop PSHE and health and well-being.

Healthy School Status
88 out of 97 schools (90%)
have achieved status since 2006

74 of the 88 schools have completed the Whole School Review
have reviewed it once
have reviewed twice
have reviewed 3 times
Currently 57 schools have up to date status (reviewed in last 3 years)

62 schools have worked on the HIM
46 schools have achieved meaningful outcomes in one or more priority area
20 schools achieved outcomes in one area   
13 schools achieved outcomes in two areas 
5 schools achieved outcomes in three areas
5 schools achieved outcomes in four areas
1 school achieved outcomes in five areas
2 schools achieved outcomes in six areas

Priority areas  No. of Schools
Healthy Lifestyles (HE/PA/HH) 33
Emotional Health and Wellbeing 21
Participation 8
Oral Health 8
Substance Misuse 10
Relationships and Sex Education 2
Raising Aspiration 7
Managing Risk and Staying Safe 5
Promoting Stronger Healthier Families 1

Examples of health related outcomes

  • Decrease in the number of sugary drinks consumed by pupils
  • Increase in the number of pupils consuming fruit and veg at breaktime/during the school day
  • Pupils report that they are now able to cook a basic meal
  • Increase in the number of pupils involved in physical activity clubs after school
  • Increase in the number of pupils who feel confident to discuss sensitive issues with a designated person
  • Decrease in reported bullying incidents
  • Increase the number of children who brush their teeth at least twice a day
  • Increase in the number of pupils who know how to access specialist services on issues such as smoking, drugs or sexual health