Whole-school approaches to health and wellbeing
Health education on its own does not deliver positive outcomes but requires the involvement of parents/carers, families and the wider community together with a range of teaching methods and health promoting interventions.
Better health results in better educational attainment. This in-turn leads to health improvements across the life course.
Whole-school approaches have been used by the health and education sectors to improve outcomes in both. A whole-school and community approach recognises the need to involve parents, families and the wider community in a child’s health education throughout their school career.
For more information on whole-school approaches in Richmond please see our 2020 Annual Public Health Report.
Updated: 14 February 2023