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Prioritising for healthy schools activities: an initial review exercise

Prioritising for healthy schools activities: an initial review exercise This paper focuses on one aspect of Health Promotion Service Avon’s Schools for Health Project 1997/98, which is the development, implementation, analysis and evaluation of an initial review questionnaire completed by teachers, non‐teaching staff, parents and pupils. This provided a baseline audit tool in 13 schools. The initial review questionnaire covered topics within the areas of environment, school ethos, staff and pupil wellbeing, curriculum and community. This helped schools to identify areas for development via the project. Benefits arising from the initial review exercise identified by schools included: giving all school members the chance to put their views across; engaging people in the project and raising awareness of the school’s involvement in the project; and giving legitimacy to concerns raised informally by staff. The importance of ensuring that any questionnaire given to non‐teaching staff and pupils is “jargon‐free” and “user‐friendly” was highlighted by some of the teachers involved. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Education Emerald Publishing

Prioritising for healthy schools activities: an initial review exercise

Health Education , Volume 100 (4): 8 – Aug 1, 2000

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0965-4283
DOI
10.1108/09654280010332331
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Abstract

This paper focuses on one aspect of Health Promotion Service Avon’s Schools for Health Project 1997/98, which is the development, implementation, analysis and evaluation of an initial review questionnaire completed by teachers, non‐teaching staff, parents and pupils. This provided a baseline audit tool in 13 schools. The initial review questionnaire covered topics within the areas of environment, school ethos, staff and pupil wellbeing, curriculum and community. This helped schools to identify areas for development via the project. Benefits arising from the initial review exercise identified by schools included: giving all school members the chance to put their views across; engaging people in the project and raising awareness of the school’s involvement in the project; and giving legitimacy to concerns raised informally by staff. The importance of ensuring that any questionnaire given to non‐teaching staff and pupils is “jargon‐free” and “user‐friendly” was highlighted by some of the teachers involved.

Journal

Health EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2000

Keywords: Schools; Evaluation; Health; Education; Assessment

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