Health Promoting Schools
Health Promoting Schools (HPS) is not a once-off project, but a whole-school approach to all aspects of health and well-being. Following its 11 steps allows our school community to plan and record the health and wellbeing projects already running in our school and aims to identify and fill any gaps, providing a coherent framework and evidence base for the work. With the HPS concept, health refers to physical, social, emotional, mental, spiritual, and cognitive health and is seen as an essential resource for living life. The school recognises that these dimensions of health are interconnected and that they influence, and are influenced by the school environment. As part of this process, we engaged with the Amber Flag initiative last year and are now recognised as an Amber Flag for Mental Health school.