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Healthy eating Leadership and management Quality Standard Achieved Working Not Evidence towards started/ guidance needed 1. The school has a written healthy eating policy which includes: a whole school approach to policy development (involvement of staff, parents, governors, pupils, health professionals and LEA) DfES, DoH, LEA and PCT guidance an annual review process. 2. Consistent, informed messages for pupils and staff about healthy eating are provided e.g. food on offer in tuck shops, vending machines, breakfast clubs and school meals complement the taught curriculum. 3. Parents are informed that there is a healthy eating policy and that healthy eating will be part of the curriculum. 4. School meals and other school provision conform to local and national guidelines. 5. Parents are provided with information to support healthy packed lunch options. 6. Healthy eating education takes account of the need for suitably trained and supported staff, suitable learning environments and flexibility of pupil groupings. 7. Appropriate storage of packed lunches is provided to reduce the risk of food poisoning Quality Standard Achieved Working Not Evidence towards started/ guidance needed 8. Fresh drinking water is available for pupils throughout the school day. 9. Oral/dental hygiene is included in the school’s policy and curriculum development. 10. The school meals provision is sensitive to cultural, social, health and economic issues and is seen as contributing to school improvement. 11. All staff involved in healthy eating are consulted about and have access to relevant professional development opportunities. 12. All staff teaching healthy eating and involved in the management of healthy eating are aware of their roles and responsibilities. 13. Effective use is made of outside agencies and adults other than teachers to complement the planned programme. 14. There is a process for negotiating with visitors their role and how this will be monitored and evaluated. The teacher plays an active role in these sessions. Healthy eating Teaching and learning Quality Standard Achieved Working Not Evidence towards started/ guidance needed 1. A wide range of teaching and learning styles, matched to the needs and ages of pupils, are used in the healthy eating programme. 2. The curriculum explores issues of body image and diet, and challenges stereotypes to foster positive attitudes towards eating. 3. Taking account of age and key stage, practical food skills are taught in the curriculum. This may include managing a budget to secure a healthy diet, cooking and food safety. 4. All pupils are aware of sources of information and support within and outside school in relation to healthy eating matters. 5. Resources are age and need appropriate and contribute to meeting teaching and learning objectives. 6. Parents are given opportunities to support their children’s learning about healthy eating. 7. Opportunities are provided to put learning about healthy eating into practice. 8. The healthy eating programme recognises and promotes an ethos of valuing pupils, raising self- esteem and takes place in a culture of mutual respect where pupils are not afraid to discuss their ideas. 9. Effective use is made of outside agencies and adults other than teachers to complement the planned programme. 10. There is a process for negotiating with visitors their role and how this will be monitored and evaluated. The teacher plays an active role in these sessions. Healthy eating Pupil involvement Appropriate mechanisms for collecting and collating the information requested below should be developed by the school Quality Standard Achieved Working Not Evidence 90% of towards started/ - through discussion responses 50% or guidance groups, interviews confirm more needed and/or questionnaires this view responses < 50% completed by young responses people in the school 1. The pupils feel that the school presents consistent, informed messages about healthy eating. 2. Pupils’ attitudes, opinions and ideas about healthy eating are valued and respected and pupils feel able to contribute to lessons. 3. Healthy eating teaching recognises and promotes an ethos of valuing pupils, raising self-esteem and takes place in a culture of mutual respect and where pupils are not afraid to discuss their ideas. 4. Pupils are actively involved in evaluating the school’s healthy eating programme and their views inform the planning process and future teaching. 5. Pupils’ views reflect that healthy food options are provided at lunch and break times and in the breakfast club, if one is provided. 6. Pupils’ state that fresh drinking water is available throughout the school day. 7. Pupils know where to go and how to access support services in relation to healthy eating.
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