At Cherry Fold we work hard to promote health and well-being in all pupils, staff and parents. To contribute to this we are currently working on achieving Lancashire Healthy Schools status.
What is the Lancashire Healthy Schools Programme?
The Lancashire Healthy Schools Programme has been developed under the National Healthy School Standard and is a partnership project developed by Lancashire LEA, South Lancashire Health Authority, North West Lancashire Health Authority and East Lancashire Health Authority.
The Lancashire Healthy Schools programme aims to:
The Lancashire Healthy Schools Programme focuses on twelve Quality Standards. As a school we identify areas for development, write an action plan, complete actions and monitor the impact of this. Below are the 12 standards that we can choose from.
We are currently working on achieving:
Next we will focus on:
What is a 'Healthy School'?
"A Healthy School values all those who work and learn there, addressing the development of the whole person within the context of all aspects of school life.
A Healthy School provides a teaching, learning and listening environment which enhances self esteem and self confidence enabling everyone to fulfil their true potential.
A Healthy School also recognises its wider role in supporting the needs of its staff and young people within the wider sphere of society, culture and community."
Lancashire Healthy Schools Programme ~ Vision Statement
Cherry Fold 5R’s.
These are a set of skills that we are trying to embed in all children at Cherry Fold.
Each week the children are rewarded for demonstrating these skills when in school. There is one certificate given per class.
The 5R’s are:
We promote the children being good role models to each other in all different contexts. We want the children at Cherry Fold to encourage one another and be ready to try new things. We want them to be responsible for their actions and understand that everything has a consequence. You can help at home by giving your children set jobs to do each week, asking them to help take care of younger siblings and encouraging them to try a new hobby.
We want all children at Cherry Fold to understand that giving up is not a way to solve a problem. We want our children to keep trying and think of new ways to solve a problem if something doesn’t work the first time. All staff encourage children to have positive attitudes and always smile despite any adversity. The children are encouraged to use a range of emotions as well as understanding that these need to be controlled. You can help at home by allowing your child to be independent and encouraging them to keep trying when they don’t succeed first time.
We encourage all children at Cherry Fold to understand that any feedback given to them is a way to progress and move forward in a positive way. We understand that all children have different strengths and weakness, this is something we encourage the children to understand. All the staff at Cherry Fold want the children to learn from their experiences and be the best they can be. You can help at home by sitting down with your child when something has gone wrong or their behaviour has been challenging and talking to them about the reasons why.
All the children at Cherry Fold are encouraged to take their time and think a situation through before they react. We want our children to be curious to find things out and ask questions to gather information. Problem solving is encouraged with all children and all staff want the children to finish all tasks they start. You can help at home by setting your child a job to do that they have not done before. This will encourage them to use problem solving skills and their confidence will be boosted when they complete the task, no matter how long it takes.
Perseverance is a key skill we need all the children to have. We encourage all the children to not give up and take risks in their learning. We want all children at Cherry Fold to think of different ways to solve problems and try all approaches as well as asking for help. We want the children to be able to work in teams and independently when doing this. You can help at home by talking to your child when they face a problem and thinking of a solution together.
Forest Schools Meets Healthy Schools
The children learnt all about keeping healthy outdoors, with regular exercise and proper diet. They also made some axes out of sticks and bark and were shown how to start a camp fire.