Health and wellbeing in school

The Fife Health and Wellbeing Model is a guiding framework. It gives schools a structured approach to build health initiatives for their pupils, however the framework supports all sectors.  It is for any place of learning that teaches children between the age of 3 and 18.

Each school gains recognition for, and feedback on their achievements.

The Model aims to:

  • Encourage a strategic, whole-school approach to promoting health.
  • Improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of children and adults in a school setting.
  • Support the personal and social development of young people with a particular emphasis on self-esteem, self-worth and confidence.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles within the school community.
  • Promote pupil achievement and involvement in school life.
  • Promote partnership working and community development.
  • Highlight the contribution schools can make to solve community health issues.
  • Celebrate success and share good practice between schools and partner agencies.

For simplicity, the words “schools” and “teachers” are used here to cover all stages and all educators.


For more information about Fife Health and Wellbeing, including supporting documents, visit:

Scottish Government publication:

Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) Scotland Act: Health promotion guidance for local authorities and schools

Education Scotland: