ADD310 External Support for Healthy Schools London

Type of decision: 
Assistant Director's decision
Code: 
ADD310
Date signed: 
22 May 2015
Decision by: 
Amanda Coyle, Assistant Director, Health and Communities

Executive summary

Healthy Schools London is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London that supports and recognises school achievements in pupil health and wellbeing. The programme incentivises London schools to adopt a whole-school approach to improving health and provides them with a framework for their activity with pupils, staff and the wider community. Since the programme first launched in April 2013, it has gained investment from 29 boroughs and more than 60% of London schools. Due to its success, though, the programme’s delivery has surpassed the capacity of the existing HSL delivery team. For this reason, the health team is seeking to allocate £26,000 of the programme’s existing budget to procure external consultancy to:

• Support verification of HSL Gold and Silver award applications

• Support delivery of trainings and capacity building amongst schools and HSL borough leads.

• Support overall delivery of the HSL programme.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice