Healthy Schools Scheme
Llantwit Major School has been participating in the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme (WNHSS) (part of Schools for Health in Europe) for many years. The aim of the scheme is to 'promote and protect the physical, emotional and social health and well being of children and young people in Wales'. It is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as playing a key role in promoting the health of children and young people.
Llantwit Major School has been awarded the National Quality Award (NQA).
The Healthy Schools Scheme expects schools to address 7 key health topics:
- ü Food & Fitness
- ü Mental & Emotional Health & Wellbeing
- ü Personal Development & Relationships
- ü Substance Use & Misuse
- ü Environment
- ü Safety
- ü Hygiene
with a whole school approach in the following school aspects to address the 7 key health topics:
- ü Leadership & Communication
- ü Curriculum
- ü Ethos & Environment
- ü Family & Community Involvement
We are the only secondary school in the Vale of Glamorgan to have achieved the prestigious Healthy Schools National Quality Award.
The School received the award in 2012 and was reaccredited in 2014 and again in 2016.
WNHSS National Quality Award
The National Quality Award is awarded to schools that have achieved the highest standards in all seven Healthy Schools aspects of health and well-being.
To achieve this award schools will have to have participated in the scheme for a minimum of nine years, and to have covered and sustained all the seven health topic areas set out in the WG “Indicators for the WNHSS National Quality Award”.
We are extremely proud to be recognised as a Healthy School.
SNAG- School Nutrition Action Group
Llantwit Major School places Healthy Eating high up in their list of priorities and as such we have a SNAG who meet every other Tuesday in Mrs Newbrook’s room. Here they discuss the current menu and how it can be made healthier, they also look at implementing new dish choices into the school canteen. Recently, they were very lucky to visit the new canteen as well as discuss the current menu with the Vale Catering Manager Carole Tyley.