Child Healthy Weight Course

Funded 20-credit University of Glasgow School of Education Masters Course

Course Overview
The Child Healthy Weight (CHW) Course is a free 20-credit Masters level course run by the University of Glasgow School of Education. It is designed to enhance the delivery of Health and Wellbeing programmes aimed at children and young people across the 3-15 years age range, and to provide the opportunity for staff to engage in debate on the many factors influencing the nature and delivery of health and wellbeing programmes, thus enhancing the professional competence of participants. The 20-credits can be used towards obtaining an MEd Educational Studies at Glasgow University.

GIRFEC Multi Agency Training Calendar

South Lanarkshire Council Employees

This new multi-agency calendar provides details of the multi-agency training opportunities which support the Core Competency Framework. This calendar is being produced on a six monthly basis giving details of training opportunities across the partner agencies. It is designed to support professional development processes giving staff and managers sufficient notice of forthcoming activities. All events are open to practitioners, both statutory and voluntary and are delivered at a no cost basis.

Inservice and CPD Events

The Healthy Schools framework developed by NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire Education Departments specifically addresses the need for a coordinated holistic approach to health and wellbeing in our schools.

There are many very effective and worthwhile resources currently available to support the development of health education in our authorities however this resource seeks to bring them all together and provide a framework which will allow the children and young people to map out their knowledge, understanding skills and experiences as they grow and develop across Nursery and Primary.

By using the planning framework as a guide, the suggested learning intentions, suggested success criteria will provide key messages around health and wellbeing. It will also allow teachers to be more aware of where any gaps are occurring in the learning through tracking and monitoring children’s understanding of the processes involved towards developing sound knowledge and understanding on the importance of good health and wellbeing. The Healthy Schools approach supports co-ordination across the school and progression throughout the learner journey but it is not about getting teachers to do anything extra. It brings together GIRFEC, SHANARRI, health & wellbeing experiences and outcomes in a high quality teaching resource that contextualises and connects them together in an active way to support holistic health & wellbeing education within a community context with the child at the centre.

The health and wellbeing of all individuals is in a constant state of flux and, through the on-going process of evaluating and monitoring, progress in learning key points should become more apparent thus making it easier to evidence concerns.

In summary the Healthy Schools framework seeks to help educators plan more effectively the consistent delivery of knowledge, skills and understanding in, about and through health and wellbeing.

Training around the Healthy Schools resource is available for individual schools or cluster events. Enquiries and information on how to book should be emailed to healthyschools@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk