Atherton High School is working towards becoming a Healthy School.

Healthy School status is not just about providing healthy meals and regular exercise for our students. It is about ensuring that we are caring for the physical and mental wellbeing of all members of our school community.

Working with the leadership team and all departments, we will review the things we do well, to inform how we can improve. We will be starting new initiatives and making changes to ensure we are having a positive impact on the health of our students and staff.

Our aim is to achieve a Healthy Schools Bronze rating from the government, working towards Silver and Gold. This scheme has been designed to recognise and encourage schools to contribute to students’ health and wellbeing. More details about the Healthy Schools Award can be found by clicking the link below.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/814914/Healthy_schools_rating_scheme.pdf

Our ambition is to also achieve the Healthy Schools Award, which is a much more comprehensive scheme. By achieving the Healthy Schools Award, we will demonstrate that we are promoting good physical, social, emotional and mental health, and equipping our pupils, staff and families with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. We recognise the importance of investing in health and wellbeing, to help raise our young people’s achievement levels and aspirations. We will be involving the whole school community, parents, governors, staff and pupils in improving our health, wellbeing and happiness, so we can all live our life’s to the full and reach our potential.

We are very excited to be able to create a healthy school for our staff, students and their families. so watch this space for more updates!

“From seeing the head teacher playing football with the children on the yard, to staff sitting with pupils at lunchtime, everyone works together and there’s a strong feeling of belonging to part of something bigger than just a school”

Mrs Doyle