The East Sussex Healthy Schools programme



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East Sussex Healthy Schools logoThe rationale for taking a ‘Healthy Schools’ approach is clear. Promoting health and wellbeing in schools and colleges can improve both educational and health and wellbeing outcomes (PHE 2014).

The East Sussex Healthy Schools programme builds on previous evidence-based local approaches. It is supported by East Sussex Public Health and the East Sussex School Health Service.

The programme is free to schools in East Sussex and brings together:

  • Healthy Schools Award via the School Health Check. The content is strongly aligned with the latest Ofsted descriptors, providing a simple way to collate a range of evidence around Social Emotional and Mental Health, PSHE, Physical Activity and Healthy Eating.
  • new pupil survey – My Health My School - for years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and key stage 5 as well as separate surveys for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
  • a new updated PSHE offer from the School Health Service including free access to the Educator Solutions PSHE scheme of work and resources.

In this section you will find lots of useful resources, please contact our Health Improvement Team at as we are here to support you to help achieve Healthy School Status and help you make the changes you need to improve pupil and staff health, wellbeing and attainment.

Events calendar


13-17 - Healthy Eating Week
20-26 - National School Sport Week
30 - RSE Day


10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
12 - World First Aid Day
22 - National Fitness Day/World Carfree Day
27 - 1 - Bike to school week (Sustrans)


All month - International Walk to School Month
All month - Black History Month
10 - World Mental Health Day
15 - Global Handwashing Day
16 - World Food Day


All month - Mens Mental Health Month
8-12 - National School Meals Week
13 - Children in need
13 - World Kindness Day 2021
15-19 - Anti-Bullying Week
15-19 - Road Safety Week


1 - World Aids Day
3 - Interantional Day of people with disabilities
10 - Human Rights Day


All month - LGBT History month
6 - Time to talk day
6-12 - Eating Disorders Awareness week
7-13 - Children's Mental Health Week coordinated by Place2be
8 - Safer internet day


8 - International Womens day
18 - Comic Relief
19 - World Sleep day
20 - International day of hapiness
21 - 1 - Big Walk and wheel with Sustrans (previously called 'Big pedal')
22 - World Water day


7 - World Health Day


All month - National smile month (oral health)
6-13 - Sun awareness week
13-20 - Mental health awareness week
31 - World no tobacco day

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