The Health Promoting School: Being Well-Doing Well (SHPU, 2004)
Being Well - Doing Well is a national framework for health promoting schools in Scotland. Every school was sent copies of the documents in February 2004. It identifies 6 key characteristics of the Health Promoting School:
It would be beneficial when engaging in the process of becoming a Health Promoting School to read “Being Well – Doing Well”.
'Being Well – Doing Well' link to PDF on national website for download: http://www.healthpromotingschools.co.uk/images/beingwell
Fife Health Promoting Schools (HPS) Model
Whilst, in Fife, we are embracing the national key characteristics, in practice we feel that "Partnership Working" underpins all the characteristics and is essential to all HPS development. In this light we have positioned ‘Partnership Working’ at the core of our model as it is integral to the process.
Making the Connections
“Being well – Doing” well sits in the framework of education through the self evaluation series, “HGIOS, The Child at the Centre- the Health Promoting School.” (HMIe 2004) The relationship between the key characteristics of a health promoting school and the school quality indicators is outlined below.
|Section||Key Characteristic||Quality Indicators|
|National Priorities and Health Promoting Schools|
|1||Curriculum, Learning and Teaching||1.2 Courses and Programmes
Meeting pupils’ needs
|2||Personal, Social and Health Education||Pastoral Care
Personal and Social Development
|3||Partnership working||Links with local authority, other schools, agencies and employers|
|4||Inclusive Ethos||Climate and relationships5.3 Equality and fairness 5.4 Partnership with parents, the School Board and the community|
|5||Environment , Resources and Facilities||6.3 Organisation and use of resources|
|6||Leadership and management||7.4 Leadership|
National Priorities and Health Promoting Schools
There are currently 5 National Priorities set by the Scottish Executive for education. Working as a health promoting school links directly with the National Priorities as outlined below.
|National Priority||Implications For Health Promotion|
|1. To raise standards of achievement for all in schools.||
|2. To establish effective teaching and learning environments.||
|3. To promote equality and help every pupil benefit from education.||
|4. To work with others to teach children and young people about respect and the duties and responsibilities of citizenship.||
|5. To equip children and young people with the skills, attitudes and expectations necessary to prosper in a changing society.||