Derby County Community Trust – Healthy Schools
Derby County Community Trust’s Active School programme delivers a unique whole-school approach to physical activity and healthy lifestyles. It also provides targeted support for children who are overweight or obese through our child weight management programme Live IT.
Schools gain a full academic year of support, with planning and progress staff meetings, assemblies, physical activity audits and baseline assessments for all children.
The programme also includes intervention in physical literacy where required for targeted age groups and the Rammie’s Healthy Heroes lunch time club for pupils who are identified as needing child weight management support.
Pupils are also engaged through Grow and Eat, Cook and Eat and Playground Games projects, and the whole-school approach also extends to parents and families with interactive workshops and the opportunity to join further clubs beyond school.
Funded by Derby Public Health the programme is free for schools to join, but places are extremely limited each year and an early expression of interest is recommended. Schools with higher levels of obesity and/or deprivation may be prioritised.
“All of the training has helped staff see the value in making time for physical activity and the benefits it can bring. An active curriculum now continues from the nursery through the school” – Headteacher, Bishop Lonsdale