Happy and healthy

Moortown Primary School is a happy and healthy place to learn. We’re proud to be a Healthy School and to have achieved ‘advanced status’ in Leeds for everything we do to promote physical and emotional health. We’re also proud to be a Leeds Leading Partner school to promote health within the authority. Read the most recent School Health Check report from the Health and Wellbeing Service in Leeds.

Healthy activities happen all the time at Moortown:

  • Daily activities, such as Wake Up, Shake Up (a short burst of dance each morning) and lunchtime play
  • Weekly sessions of PE and SEAL
  • Occasional activities, which include specialist visitors and local sports tournaments
  • Annual events like the Being Healthy and Staying Safe themed weeks

Mrs Taylor leads all our initiatives relating to health and well-being. We also have a governor with specific responsibility for this area: Mrs Sykes.

PE and sport funding is given to all primary schools each year. First introduced in 2013, the money (around £9000) can only be spent on PE and sport. To maximise the long-term impact of our PE provision for pupils and staff, we invest the money in various ways and then closely monitor the impact of these initiatives through assessment of children’s skills, staff and pupil feedback, uptake of clubs etc. We are required to report how we do this.  Find out more about PE and sport funding and read our provision plan which details how we invest this money.

We are proud to be part of the School Sport Partnership. Find out some of the events and activities we engage with as part of the North East School Sport Partnership.

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) is a really important aspect of our school and we’re proud that our children are happy and able to get on so well with each other. Each half-term, we have a different theme. In 2016 – 2017, these are:

  • New Beginnings (autumn first half-term)
  • The Eight Rs for Learning (autumn second half-term)
  • Good to be Me (spring first half-term)
  • Getting On (spring second half-term)
  • Relationships (summer first half-term)
  • Changes (summer second half-term)

Pupils’ learning within SEAL sessions actively promotes fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Find out about our school meals, packed lunches and milk. Download our Guide to Healthy Packed Lunches.

We welcome views on any health issues from parents and carers. Occasionally we arrange meetings with parents and carers to discuss relevant health topics. Details would be sent by letter and displayed on the noticeboard.