KSA Achieves Healthy School Status
The Primary and Secondary Phases both met the criteria to achieve the award, which recognises schools that take steps to ensure children and young people are healthy and achieve both in the classroom and outside of school.
The Academy had to demonstrate good practice in four areas - a good provision of physical education within lesson time and after school; a good offering of Personal, Social and Health Education; achievement of Government standards for healthy eating; and sound policies on bullying and inclusion, alongside links with outside agencies such as the school nurse.
The tough criteria was met through curriculum areas such as PE and science as well as the extended after-school programme.
The healthy meals served in the restaurant contributed to KSA achieving the award, along with programmes like Human Utopia which has seen 'Hero' students organise events for younger puils.
As part of the award, 20% of students across both phases had to be surveyed about their experience of KSA and their results fed into the evidence.
James Leigh, the PSHE and Citizenship Co-ordinator in the Secondary Phase, said: "The achievement of this award represents our strong commitment to our pupils' all round development.
"It's about pupils achieving more widely in all areas of their life, not just academically."
Primary Phase teacher Melissa Warman also helped to put the application together and she said: "We are both very pleased and proud to have achieved Healthy Schools status for KSA."