In December 2006 Ringmer Community College became one of the first schools in East Sussex to achieve Healthy Schools Status and in March 2010 the on-going work in this area enabled the college to achieve the next level and was awarded Healthy Schools Enhancement.
The Healthy Schools Programme provides a whole school approach which contributes towards raising achievement and provides opportunities to enhance the health and wellbeing of students, staff and the wider community. Achieving National Healthy Schools status provides rigorous evidence for Ofsted to see how a school is meeting the five national outcomes for children and young people highlighted in Every Child Matters.
The programme builds upon what schools are already doing and complements other initiatives to promote PSHE, physical activity, healthy eating and emotional health and well- being.
The Schools and Health White Papers highlight the role of schools in maintaining and further developing student wellbeing.
'Good schools understand well the connections between students' physical and mental health, their safety and their educational achievement’ Schools White Paper, November 2010
‘Good schools will be active promoters of health in childhood and adolescence, because healthy children with high self-esteem learn and behave better at school’ Health White Paper December 2010
If you require more information please contact Mrs Julie Warren, Senior Teacher and Healthy School coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org