The Federation of Church Schools of Shalfleet and Yarmouth


PEACH awards

This initiative is building on the previous Healthy Schools work undertaken. It focuses on the knowledge that healthy children are more ready, willing and able to learn. If we improve school-aged children’s physical activity, healthy eating, PSHE, emotional health and wellbeing we expect to see another shift forward in academic achievement, aspiration and therefore their future life prospects and longer term health outcomes.

Public Health in partnership with schools and wider stakeholders across health, education and children’s services have worked to co-produce a framework to enable and embed a whole-system, whole-school and whole-child approach to improving wellbeing, health, behaviour and attainment within, and through, school settings.
We are calling this PEACH – Partnership for Education, Attainment and Children’s Health.

The PEACH framework is composed of 34 criteria within the four domains; Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, PSHE and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health. Below are a selection of some of the criteria we had to meet.

Demonstrating how teaching and learning throughout whole-school curriculum explores, values and reflects pupil diversity and views. Responding to current, and emerging, issues ensuring that the PSHE curriculum is representative of context.
Physical Activity
Physical Activity Policy showing how all pupils and staff are supported to be more active, more often. A range of Physical Activity and Sport extra-curricular activities tailored to pupil interest and abilities with links to community physical activity and sport groups. Participation in non-sedentary activity during the school day including promotion and practice of movement based teaching, learning and revision.
Healthy eating
A clear curriculum plan that explores the associations with healthy eating e.g. oral health, crop to plate; ensuring that the importance of nutrition is conveyed.
Emotional Health and Wellbeing
A curriculum plan for students to explore and understand emotions and feelings, utilising practical evidence-informed initiatives. Whole-school approach to actively raise awareness and address stigma and discrimination. Having a pastoral support system in place for both students and staff, with a referral pathway to appropriate advice and support. Providing opportunities for individuals to participate in school activities in order to build confidence, resilience and self-esteem.

Both Shalfleet and Yarmouth schools have recently had an assessment of where we are along this path. Each area was assessed within these core standards.

Core standards:
1. School Leadership
2. Policy and Ethos
3. Teaching and learning practice
4. System/Service support
5. Training and CPD
6. Pupils and Parent/Carer involvement

After we had collated all our evidence to present to the panel for awarding, we are pleased to announce we were awarded the Bronze PEACH standard for both schools. We are now working towards the SILVER award.
The hard work of all our staff, pupils and parents across the federation helped us achieve this award.
A big thank you to everyone.

Personal, Social Health and Economic Education

PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which our children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

Download our Emotional Development Flow Chart

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Mental Health

Action for Children –

Help you understand the signs and behaviours that could point to a child or young person needing support to maintain their mental wellbeing.

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