Physically active schools
This term, we’ll explore the links between physical activity levels in schools and positive mental health, improved behaviour and engagement, and higher educational attainment.
We’ll also consider the role governors play in creating a culture in their schools that encourages more active living.Read more about the campaign
What do wellbeing governors do?
Wellbeing governors champion mental health and wellbeing for the whole school. They keep mental health and wellbeing on the agenda by asking questions about the school’s provision and support.
Use the resources below to help your school prioritise keeping everyone in the school community physically active, supporting their mental health and wellbeing.
Why physical activity in schools is so important and first steps to improving provision
Our first Wellbeing webinar of the term will explore why physical activity is such a crucial component of mental health and wellbeing, especially for young people. We’ll also consider how governors and their schools can begin to improve their provision and culture. Featuring guest speakers Alex Ogden, Yorkshire Sport’s Development Manager for Education and School Sport, Bert Bond PhD, researcher at the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC) at the University of Exeter, and Jon Smedley, founder and director of Teach Active.Sign up
Resources for governors
These articles give link governors for wellbeing and all governing board members guidance for improving physical activity levels in their schools.
What comprises physical practice and culture in schools?
What are the first steps needed to improve physical activity in schools?
There are baseline areas of knowledge and action that governors should look at to help schools become more physically active. This article outlines the first steps governors should consider to improve physical activity levels for pupils.Read the article