Public Health Schools

We work directly with schools and their partners to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone connected with Brighton & Hove state schools, free schools and academies. This includes parents and carers, school staff, children and young people.

We use feedback from the school community and school health profiles to identify priorities for each school.

We work in partnership with schools to help them with issues such as

  • healthy diet and nutrition
  • physical activity
  • substance misuse
  • smoking
  • sexual health
  • emotional health and wellbeing
  • accident prevention

Our work complements the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme of study for the city's schools, and supports the implementation of the Early Help Strategy.

In 2016 the Public Health Schools Programme developed a partnership with The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust to offer training and resources to schools, to support them with improving the emotional health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.

Evaluation and annual report

Since the launch of Public Health Schools in March 2014, 96% of primary, secondary, and special schools across the city have signed up to the programme.

2015/16 school year

We worked with 48 infant, junior and primary schools, and 10 secondary schools during the second year of the programme. Together, we delivered 19 projects across a wide range of health improvement areas.

We also worked with staff through the workforce offer, specific training, PSHE support and in pilot projects, as well as with parents and carers through workshops and groups.

Safe and Well at School Survey

The Safe and Well School Survey (SAWSS) is an online questionnaire designed to gather information from children and young people about their health and wellbeing. SAWSS includes questions on a range of health issues, such as emotional wellbeing, exercise, diet and lifestyle.

Read the Safe and Well at School Survey privacy notice (PDF 300KB)


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