Welcome toBarden Primary SchoolONLY MY BEST IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME

Healthy Schools

Healthy Schools

Barden Primary School Curriculum Intent


Within our school community, we want to help our children unlock their full potential and become dynamic, caring and ambitious young people. We aim to support and develop every child so they can live healthy, active lives and encourage and educate children in make positive choices in their lives.

There are four main areas that will enable us to support this



Emotional Health and Wellbeing

We want to make sure that all our children are happy. We want to make sure we celebrate their successes and that they all feel valued in school. We want children to know that their voice and opinions are valid and listened to and ensure they know how to seek help and advice when they need it.



Healthy Eating

We want to see happy, healthy eaters. We aim to educate and encourage children so they enjoy and feel empowered making the right choices about the food they eat and, that they understand more about what it means to have a healthy diet and lifestyle.



Physical Activity

We want to see children who love to be active! All children take part in the national Daily Mile programme. We encourage children to take part in our after school clubs, and at break and lunchtimes Our Sports Crew encourage participation from groups of children in their organised games and activities. We want all children to look forward to and take an active part in their two PE lessons each week, whether outdoor or indoor, and their Go Noodle activities. We celebrate all contributions to sport that children make.




We want to ensure that all our children are educated and aware so that they can make informed and positive choices in all aspects of their life. We support this through our shared ethos assemblies, the PSHE curriculum, and in our school activities and environments. Our newly implemented Jigsaw scheme of work covers many areas such as relationships, learning, being me, dreams and goals and healthy me topics. We are a reactive school who monitors children’s progress in the healthy schools areas and adapts the curriculum according to individual cohorts and year group needs.

Parents website links and support


These websites are a great resource to support you in engaging in healthy schools learning at home.


With the current pandemic there has been more of a focus in recent months on Mental Health and Wellbeing so these first links offer you support in this area during Coronavirus.



Emotional Health and Wellbeing
Healthy Eating

How to pack a well balanced lunch box - focus on the food groups

To be in-line with the School Food Standards a reasonable school packed lunch policy might look something like this:

Packed lunches should include:

  • at least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day.
  • meat, fish, eggs, or a non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, houmous, peanut butter, falafel) every day.
  • oily fish, such as salmon, at least once every three weeks.
  • a starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or another cereal every day.
  • a dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard every day.
  • a drink of water, fruit juice or smoothie (maximum portion 150ml), or semi-skimmed milk or skimmed milk, yoghurt or another milk drink.
Physical Activity

Our Mental Health Champions

Barden Primary School Mental Health Champions

Three of our students were selected from year 5 to become our very own Mental Health Champions. The Young Mental Health Champions (YMHC) is a student-led intervention, which is designed to make use of physical activity as a proactive solution to mental health and wellbeing issues present within schools.


Our Young Mental Health Champions were selected because they have an interest in their own health and wellbeing so can support their peers in making healthy lifestyle choices that affect their mental health. The YMHC act as ambassadors and mentors, providing important health information and advice, with the purpose of helping to affect real and lasting change within our school.


The training was really inspiring for the Young Mental Health Champions, which developed their knowledge and understanding of key physical, social and mental health issues affecting them today. As a result, the children are now working with children across the school on a weekly basis. They will plan and implement fun and engaging sessions so the children can express themselves and build confidence and self-esteem.