Good health and wellbeing is central to effective learning and preparation for successful independent living. It also promotes confidence, independent thinking and positive attitudes and dispositions.
Our Role in your School
- Promote the use of eye health care in order to improve the learning outcomes and emotional well-being of children and young people.
- To contribute to the school’s safeguarding and critical response procedures.
- To contribute to the school’s programmes of staff development in relation to student outcomes and school objectives.
- Advise and support colleagues in order to share expertise and knowledge. To initiate and contribute to projects and research at an
individual and strategic level.
- To work closely with the SENCo, Teachers and Teaching Assistants to develop educational programs promoting good eye care.To work with all staff to develop the teaching of vision care.
- Included in the screening service is information on mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future. Learning through health and wellbeing enables children and young people to make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing.
- A simple auditory test to ensure pupils hearing is accurate and meeting the levels they should be at that age and development.
- Provide a network of localised Optometrists for each school, for if parents need to seek professional guidance on next steps after a vision screening result has come back negative.
- Offering new, up to date products that help develop a child’s visual acuity, based on his / her individual needs.
Please, see the programmes we offer below:
Nutritional wellbeing clubs
Protecting your eyes starts with the food on your plate. Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E help ward off vision problems: regularly eating these foods can help lead to good eye health. Our healthcare team provides extensive resources to pupils that can instruct parents and children of the values of a positive nutritional diet.
Education Learning Programmes for Teachers Programme
Our helpdesk support team provides educational learning programmes for teachers to aid the preservation of healthy eye care within schools. We also have dedicated Partnership Directors and Territory Alliance Directors working internationally to engage pupils in a healthy, active lifestyle which then preserves eye health.
Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical Wellbeing Programme
As part of our healthy eating service, we ensure that children and young people develop the knowledge and understanding which they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future. Learning through health and wellbeing enables children and young people to:
- make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
- experience challenge and enjoyment
- experience positive aspects of healthy living and activity for themselves
- apply their mental, emotional, social and physical skills to pursue a healthy lifestyle
- make a successful move to the next stage of education or work
- establish a pattern of health and wellbeing which will be sustained into adult life, and which will help to promote the health and wellbeing of the next generation of children.