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Working with Schools and Early Years settings

Working with Schools and Early Years settings
Amanda Stirrat
Health Promotion Officer
City of Greater Geelong

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  • Working with Schools and Early Years settings Amanda Stirrat Health Promotion Officer City of Greater Geelong
  • Outline How to engage settings Key learnings Doing things differently Strategies that work Recommendations
  • Engaging schools and services Introductory letter to Principals or Directors Follow up email and offer to meet with them Find out what networks and cluster groups exist in your area – DEECD Request to give a 10min presentation at next network or cluster meeting Find out what PD’s have been scheduled for early years and school staff- value add to these Offer to attend a staff meeting Offer to attend a committee or school council meeting Find a champion within school or EY setting to get foot in the door View slide
  • Made contact – Where to next? Try to make face to face contact Visit schools and settings individually Attend cluster meetings Get a gig on the Principals monthly network meeting Depending on timing try to slot into a professional development workshop View slide
  • First Meeting Briefly walk through the program and the rationale behind it Discuss current health issues and initiatives being undertaken List barriers and enablers in them being able to support health initiatives Establish settings needs and priorities Look at how the program can help enable and support what they are already trying to do
  • What next? Encourage setting to establish a working group that consists of representatives from the setting- staff and parents Begin at the number 1 priority for that setting Develop an action plan for that priority Implement action plan Evaluate action Plan-Reflect – Repeat for other priorities that relate to program Support needs to be given by health professional for this to happen
  • How do you support? Supplying templates for action plan Case studies- from other settings having been through the process Regular email contact to find out progress and if help is needed Evaluation template Organising opportunities for settings to meet and work together Celebrating achievements – media exposure Resources to support priority area – display material
  • Ongoing support Work on schools terms and provide a resource pack to settings focusing on a particular priority/criteria Offer to promote healthy events and offer suggestions on how to make event healthier Provide incentives for settings to keep motivated to work through criteria- Move Play and Go days Highlight a setting each month in monthly email Link settings to others that are working on same priority or have same issues Provide at least 2 workshops per year
  • Key learnings Schools and setting are busy places – have to make things simple and part of their already heavy workload Settings can play a key role in promoting Children’s Health and Wellbeing but some staff and parents feel it is the parents responsibility Will be opposition to saying the word ‘PROGRAM’ schools in particular are already swamped with organisations offering programs to them If Principal or Director it’s not on board not worth the effort pursuing it
  • Doing things differently Work more with cluster groups – time intensive individually Establish a working group in setting from the start – include parents and students if possible on this Needs Assessment critical
  • Strategies that work Assisting with any paper work required Templates for easy use Incentives Offer to set up Healthy eating and or Physical activity station at settings fundraising events Consistent but not persistent contact
  • Recommendations Don’t talk program but framework Build on what setting have already got in place Start on an easily achievable criteria to get momentum going Listen to the needs of the settings Don’t push, be patient Be flexible in approach used to engage settings Provide resources not just hard copy but people resources if possible
  • Amanda Stirrat Health Promotion Officer City of Greater Geelongastirrat@geelongcity.vic.gov.au 5272 4059