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HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

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HBSC England PI authors briefing on pupil health and school attainment

The Principal Investigator of HBSC England, Professor Fiona Brooks, recently authored a Public Health England briefing for head teachers, governors and staff in schools and education settings which shows a link between pupil health and well-being and school attainment. 

This publication clearly makes the case that promoting the health and wellbeing of pupils and students within schools and colleges has the potential to improve their educational outcomes and their health and wellbeing outcomes.

Some primary findings include:

  1. Pupils with better health and wellbeing are likely to achieve better academically.
  2. Effective social and emotional competencies are associated with greater health and wellbeing, and better achievement. 
  3. The culture, ethos and environment of a school influences the health and wellbeing of pupils and their readiness to learn. 
  4. A positive association exists between academic attainment and physical activity levels of pupils. 

Download a copy of the report to find out more.

see here for further details
contact: Mr Joseph Hancock

item 2598
[17-11-2014 to 31-01-2015]

 


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