Schools can become a silver level Wiltshire Healthy School by completing a self-assessment audit and undertaking a focused intervention. The silver level audit is an extended version of the bronze level audit. Once completed, silver level status is valid for three years.
The Wiltshire Healthy Schools audit enables schools to provide evidence showing that they are meeting criteria under the headings of:
- The Whole School Approach
- PSHE education
- Healthy Weight (incorporating Healthy Eating and Physical Activity)
- Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
As a school completes the online audit, areas for development can be identified and a simple action plan produced.
To achieve silver level, schools must first have successfully completed bronze level.
In addition to the audit, schools working at Silver Level are required to produce a case study, summarising a health and wellbeing intervention that has made measurable changes to the health behaviours of children and young people.
At silver level schools receive:
- An event, focussing on promoting health and wellbeing in the school setting
- Documents about the Wiltshire Healthy Schools process and completing the online audit
- Access to the online audit, for up to 3 years, while accrediting
- Telephone and email support
Schools able to provide evidence that they are meeting the Silver standards receive:
- Accreditation from the WHS Quality Assurance Group
- Permission to use the Wiltshire Healthy Schools logo
- Dated 'Wiltshire Healthy Schools silver level' wall plaque
Cost for 3 years accreditation (2020 & 2021):
£150 for all schools.
Once a school becomes a Silver Level Healthy School they can choose to reaccredit at this level, reaccredit at Bronze Level, or move onto the more challenging Gold Level.