At Cookridge Holy Trinity we actively promote and teach the pupils about healthy lifestyles in order to help our pupils to be fit and healthy both now and in the future. We have successfully self-validated (September 2022) to maintain Healthy Schools Status using the Leeds Children’s Services School Health Check.
The Healthy Schools Health Check has four aspects:
- Personal, Social and Health Education
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
- Social, emotional and mental health.
Personal, Social and Health Education
We follow You, Me, PSHE (Islington Council) scheme of work from Y1 – Y6, interspersed with MindMate lessons. Children have weekly lessons based around six themes:
- Physical health and well-being
- Keeping safe and managing risk
- Identity, society and equality
- Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
- Mental health and emotional well-being
- Career, financial capability and economic well-being
- Relationship and sex education.
Please see the PSHE section of the Curriculum section on the website for additional information.
- PSHE policy
- RSE policy
Our whole school food policy demonstrates our commitment to promoting healthy eating in all aspects of school life. The websites below may be helpful in providing ideas of how to promote healthy eating including suggestions for healthy packed lunches.
Healthy Packed Lunches for Children
Whole School Food Policy Powerpoint
Social, emotional and mental health
We are a Mindmate Friendly School having been validated by Leeds Children’s Services. We have a Learning Mentor who works full time in school as well as access to school therapists via the ESNW cluster. We can also seek support from 2 family support workers via the cluster, who work with families who are experiencing difficulties of some kind. We work closely with many outside agencies including: social care, ESNW Cluster Services, Educational Psychologists, CAMHS, Mindmate SPA to support our pupils who are experiencing SEMH difficulties.
The websites below may be helpful in supporting you or your child.