The Health Ambassador Programme 2018/19
We help educators lead a brand new approach to health and wellbeing by providing a deeper and richer curriculum and whole school development tool for mental and physical wellbeing. Our holistic health education system is based on four pillars of health: movement, nutrition, habits and mindset. We host a community of educators from 110 schools in the UK and abroad - educators just like you - passionate about making a difference to their pupils’ health, and eager to learn more. The resources and knowledge are provided by us, so it saves them precious personal time, and they feel fresh confidence in their classroom delivery. Suitable for: Subject Leaders (PE/PSHE/Food Tech/Science); Healthy Schools Lead; SENCOs; HLTAs with responsibility for Wellbeing; PE specialist teachers who work in single schools.
**NEW** This course now requires teachers to be released from school for just one day, instead of two. We now use webinars and phone calls to ensure coverage and bespoke advice.
1 day of in-person CPD
A Scheme of Work with 160 lessons, resources and guidance (also available on our app)
3 guided webinars to be viewed live, or as a recording
1:1 phone calls to ensure the Health Ambassador feels confident and supprted with leading Health in school
A subscription to our online platform in 2019/20
Case Study featured on our new website to report on the Project's impact in your school
£500 (First delegate) £300 (Additional delegates from the same school) - 2018/19 prices
20th June 2019
ROYAL BOROUGH OF GREENWICH
25th June 2019
LONDON BOROUGH OF SUTTON
1st July 2019
13th & 14th June 2019
LONDON BOROUGH OF CROYDON
3rd October 2019
Thank you Ilse for an amazing two sessions of health ambassador training. I feel very inspired to take so many ideas back to school to really make an impact. We are looking forward to our class workshops and parent sessions too!
Thank you for the two days intensive training, so much has been gained personally and professionally. Your experience and depth of knowledge is mind blowing and totally inspirational in your venture to spread the good word of Health! Just being able to talk amongst the group and swap ideas and scenarios was a true gem. I am so excited to put all my new ideas into play and enthuse the children about health in every aspect. Watch this space, I am a Health Ambassador and I am going to make a difference - there is no stopping me now! I will be recommending the course to others for definite, thanks again.
Thank you so much for both sessions.... my head might explode with ideas and excitement ...We are setting up a health club and I can't wait to see how the school progresses through this really exciting project...
A Health Ambassador is either a Subject Leaders (PE/PSHE/Food Tech/Science); Healthy Schools Lead; SENCo; HLTA with responsibility for Wellbeing or PE specialist teacher that works in a single school, and will be responsible for reinvigorating and planning your school's Health Focus. We work with the Health Ambassador to ensure that your collaboration with The Children's Health Project meets your school's health needs, is sustainable, and the message of improved health and wellbeing is communicated to the whole school community.
Our Health Programme
Our cross-curricular approach to Health and Wellbeing in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, combines the PE, Science, PSHE and Food Technology curricular. It meets expectations set out in national health agendas, and fits into the school day without the need for additional lesson time. Our resources are comprehensive, and inspiring, and are delivered both in school, and online.
We describe ‘health’ in four ways: Healthy Movement, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits and Healthy Thoughts. Throughout our courses, in our Scheme of Work, and in our workshops, you will meet four Health Champions that represent each area of health (Captain Kinetic ©, Nutrition Ninja ©, Agent Lifestyle © and Mindset Warrior ©). Each one has a story to tell, and each one has advice to encourage children to improve their health. We've found pupils to be captivated by these characters, and have even heard children saying "What would Mindset Warrior tell me to do?"
Movement plays a fundamental role in the health of our pupils. We help children achieve the recommended levels of daily activity, appreciate their bodies for the amazing things they can do (as opposed to how they look), reduce sedentary behaviours and build a positive start to their Physical Literacy journeys.
It's becoming increasingly recognised that food choices affect how a child learns and what they achieve in the classroom, as well as their mood, energy levels and overall wellbeing. We don't just teach children the basics of low sugar, five-a-day etc, we teach them to explore deep nutrition, and how it can help them thrive.
Most of us can think of a child who comes into school having had little sleep, doesn't have a water bottle with them, and rarely gets outside in the fresh air...all these additional elements of health and wellbeing are having a profound effect on how well children feel. We teach children to take care of themselves with daily habits.
Our programme teaches children to feel better about themselves, cope with their emotions and deal with tough situations with tolerance and resilience. We target body image issues, which we see in children as young as 4 years old, and help children create a toolbox of mindful practices to support positive mental health.
Webinar 1: 'Introduction - the Health Ambassador Course' (45 minutes - can be viewed live, or recorded - dates will be sent to you)
Webinar 2: 'Intent - Your School's Needs' (45 minutes - can be viewed live, or recorded - dates will be sent to you)
CPD Day: 'Implementation - Development of a Health and Wellbeing System' (Analysing the health needs in your school, deciding on the focus for Health and Wellbeing in your school e.g lunchtimes, parent community, curriculum, extra curricular opportunties, creating a theory of change and planning how to implement ideas across the curriculum on return to school.)
Webinar 3: 'Impact - how to measure change, celebrate success and develop further' (45 minutes - can be viewed live, or recorded - dates will be sent to you)
Phone call: 'Individual - supporting the Health Ambassador' (15 minutes - can be arranged at the CPD day)
This training programme equips you with the knowledge, skills and resources you will need to implement a Health Focus in your school. We explore good practice, our unique pedagogy, and essential resources. We focus on strategic planning, delivery of the resources and evaluation of impact to enable the Health Ambassador to develop a suitable whole school programme.
Our Health Ambassador Training will be a valuable learning experience for teachers and health leads. The training will include engaging health and wellbeing activities, opportunities for networking and planning collaborative learning, and the chance to plan a Whole School Health System. It is designed to take you on a step-by-step journey through every element of delivering a high quality education package for health and wellbeing in your school, without the pressure of additional curriculum time. All Health Ambassadors will leave feeling informed, prepared and excited for leading transformative practices across the whole-school community.
Norwich: Taverham High, Beech Ave, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6HP
Rayleigh, Essex: Grovewood Primary School, Grove Rd, Rayleigh SS6 8UA
Royal Borough of Greenwich: Plumcroft Primary School, 123 Plum Ln, London SE18 3AG
Sutton: Hackbridge Primary School, Hackbridge Rd, Wallington SM6 7AX
Croydon: Training venue tbc
As part of your Health Ambassador training, you will be given our unique Scheme of Work, now being used in over 110 schools across the UK. We will also give you access to the app where teachers can access the lesson plans on an iPad or laptop, and will eventually be able able to assess & evidence pupils' progress.
160 health and wellbeing activities for children in Recepton to Year 6. Four distinct areas of learning: Movement, Nutrition, Lifestyle and Mindset. Short, simple activities that can be delivered once or twice a week as Health lessons, include in PE, Science, DT and PSHE lessons, or delivered in an extra-curricular Health Club club, for a sustainable focus on health and wellbeing in school.
Two full days of learning with the Founder and CEO of The Children's Health Project, Ilse Brockling (nee Fullarton). Trained in Primary Education, with 12 years of teaching in schools, Ilse is passionate about Health Education meeting the needs of the modern pupil. Ilse has worked as a consultant with leaders in schools for 6 years, and wrote the Scheme of Work that schools receive as part of the Health Ambassador package. She is currently working on the online package for the Project, which will be available to schools in Autumn 2019.