Healthy Learning, Healthy Lives Network Meeting - June 2019

Updates on Preparing for Statutory RSE, Pupil Lifestyle Survey, Healthy Eating criteria for Schools & Lifestyle Influences for Early Years.

Our third and final Healthy Learning, Healthy Lives (HLHL) Network meeting of this academic year took place on Monday (24th June 2019).

Below is a summary of the topics discussed at the meeting.

The presentation and links shared in the meeting are available on the bottom of this page.  If you didn’t complete a feedback form or have any other comments to share please do send them in, feedback form is at the end of the page.

As part of the updates from Public Health, some key findings from the evaluation of the HLHL programme were shared. A big thank you to everyone who took part in the evaluation. Findings from the evaluation can be viewed here.

Some results from the Pupil Lifestyle Survey (PLS) were also explored.  All schools that took part in the survey will now have received their individual survey report.

The Doncaster summary results can be viewed here.

Preparations will soon begin for the 2019/20 survey and schools will be contacted by our commissioned survey provider; PFA Research.

Over the past few meetings we have been discussing The Draft Guidance on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.  At the meeting attendees were informed that the final guidance was expected soon.

On 25th June the Department for Education published the final statutory guidance for Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education.

The new curriculum will be mandatory from September 2020. Schools are encouraged to adopt the new curriculum early from September 2019.

The full guidance is here;

Download (577KB - PDF)

To view the accompanying documents visit the DfE page here.

Further information and links to resources are available here.


This agenda links with and is supported by the PSHE element of the Healthy Learning, Healthy Lives programme. Useful resources for planning and delivering PSHE in schools are available on our website here

Both the PSHE Association and the Sex Education Forum have a number of free resources available in relation to delivery of RSE.  They are all available via the Sex Education Forum website here.


We also looked at the ‘Healthy Eating’ Criteria of the HLHL Award and suggestions were provided to meet the criteria.

For settings that wish to demonstrate they are going over and above to support healthy learning we looked at the process for the HLHL Enhanced Award.


In the Early Years section of the meeting we focused on the ‘Lifestyle Influences’ section of the Healthy Learning, Healthy Lives criteria.

Please see the presentation for guidance on evidence to submit for the criteria in the section.

A reminder that there are helpful documents and guides for completing each criteria of the Award within the ‘wheel’ – look in the ‘see more’ sections.

Here is a ‘how-to’ guide to using the wheel 

HLHLWheel_How to Guide
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June2019_NetworkMeeting_HLHL Presentation
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Feedback Form
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If you have any questions or queries relating to the HLHL programme or any information shared in the network meeting please do get in touch;

Last updated: 26 June 2019 16:00:56