Gold level Wiltshire Healthy Schools is a unique opportunity for schools to showcase their sustained commitment to the health and wellbeing of their pupils.
To qualify for gold level, a school must be a silver level Wiltshire Healthy School (and reaccredit before silver level has expired).
The criteria and application process for schools to achieve gold level is clarified at Healthy Schools induction sessions. In summary, schools will need to reaccredit at silver level and complete a gold application form.
Schools will be able to highlight their sustained involvement with other health related initiatives or quality marks. Schools can also make reference to any other health and wellbeing projects they have devised themselves in response to identified needs of children and young people.
To acheive gold level schools must also be able to demonstrate that they have supported other local schools with their Healthy Schools work or some aspect of health and wellbeing.
Achievement at gold level includes:
- Accreditation from the WHS Quality Assuarance Group
- Continued use of Wiltshire Healthy Schools logo
- Invitation to a celebration event
- Dated 'Wiltshire Healthy Schools Gold Level' wall plaque
- A case study of good practice on the WHS website
As with the bronze and silver levels, gold level Wiltshire Healthy Schools is valid for three years.
The school will not be able to access gold level independently, but will be supported through the process.
Cost for accreditation (2016):
£150 for all schools.
Once a school becomes a gold level Healthy School they can choose to maintain this level, or reaccredit at bronze level.