Research and analysis

Promoting positive body image within primary schools

Ofsted good practice example showing how Oak Cottage Primary School developed a positive body image programme.

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This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.



This good practice example shows how Oak Cottage Primary School developed a body image programme with the support of the local authority personal, social and health education (PSHE) team and put it into place following the analysis of pupils’ responses. The aim was to increase teachers’, parents’, carers’ and pupils’ awareness of body image and to focus on how images portrayed within the media can impact on how pupils view themselves and others.

Published 11 February 2015