The Bradford and District Investors in Health Programme which launched three years ago
is now seeing a number of schools completing the first cycle. The Programme, which was developed in partnership with Public Health, The School Nursing Service and the Health and Wellbeing Team, was designed to replace the National Healthy Schools Programme.
Investors in Health aims to provide schools with the tools and framework they need to monitor and promote all aspects of healthy life styles and Personal, Social, Health Education.
The Investors in Health Programme requires schools to identify three health priorities from existing health data sources to work on and improve over a three year period. Beverley Hudson of Russell Hall Primary School in Queensbury recently completed the
programme. Beverley feels that the programme’s requirement of robust data collection based interventions and activities provide the school with a framework on which to build a successful PHSE curriculum.
‘Investors in Health has really helped us focus our PHSE. We have built a sustainable and responsive curriculum around it with the in-built requirement for constant re-testing of data and evaluation’
The Investors in Health Programme provides a framework around which schools can identify, test and evaluate their PSHE. It fits closely with the PHSE curriculum and is designed to meet Ofsted criteria.
Investors in Health is currently only available to schools that registered by July 2016.
For further information please contact Julia Pomeroy, Investors in Health Lead at Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org