About this study
Once a school has National Healthy School status they can follow the enhancement model to further improve healthy behaviour among pupils.
Schools need to deliver measurable improvements and use health interventions that target pupils, including the most vulnerable.
Our evaluation looked at a number of key stages in the implementation process:
Potential policy impact
Findings from this study have been used to produce best practise guidelines for Special Schools implementing the enhancement model. Our findings directly support the National Healthy Schools Programme.
Our researchers conducted in-depth interviews with Healthy School lead teachers and other Special School senior staff engaged in delivering the enhancement model. We purposively sampled 7-10 Special Schools, with the aim of maximising the diversity of the schools we were speaking to.