Friday, 18 August 2017 17:23

How to involve parents and community

The active involvement of parents and community is essential to the health promoting school. This tool gives examples of how to involve different target groups.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 17:21

Involving visitors

When planning the curriculum, it can be very useful to elicit the help of specialists - use people from the outside as "visitors" in the classrome in the health education.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 17:11

Learning activity - working with partners

A tool to help you reflect how you understand the whole school community and how it effects your work.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 16:50

School-community collaboration

This tool points out potential partners from the community and it explains benefits and outcomes for schools and community from collaboration.

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This list points out some of the essential priciples to ensure meaningful participation. It's a starting point to promote thoughtful consideration, discussion and development of conditions. A good practice example is enclosed as inspiration.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 11:51

HEPS School Level Indicators

These School Level Indicators give an overview of aspects that need to be considered in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a whole school policy on healthy eating and physicaln activity. They are designed to help schools when writing and fine tuning the components of their policy. They can help in monitoring and evaluating the policy's implementation.

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These Guidelines are made for policymakers (i.e. heads of department or senior officials within ministries) and are designed to inform the provision of quality physical education across the full age range from early years through secondary education. They provide a framework to support the development of several dimensions of human capital in a unique, comprehensive way. Some of the case studies in the guidelines are chosen by HEPCOM as examples. Read the guidelines for more examples.

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These guidelines set out ways in which infrastructures for leisure-time physical activity can be assessed and improved across five key areas: policymaking, planning, building, financing, and management. They present a set of criteria for good practice and are illustrated by a number of case studies. The criteria aim to improve opportunities for achieving the principles of equity, inter-sectoral collaboration and participation.

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This manual helps schools to introduce and implement a school programme promoting healthy eating and physical activity, including a rapid assessment tool.It introduces the concept of school policy on healthy eating and physical activity and provides suggestions and guidelines for its development.

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Friday, 18 August 2017 11:23

Self Assessment Guide - Municipal Level

The questions in this self-evaluation tool are to be answered by staff at municipality level. It encompasses the following topics: (1) Policy, strategy and management; (2) Action planning; (3) Implementation; (4) Evaluation and communication. It contains questions related to the internal affairs of the local authority as well as questions related to external stakeholders.

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