Pomphlett Primary School

Pear Tree Infant and

Walbrook Nursery School


School Health - Healthy Eating & Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Eating & Healthy Lifestyles at Pear Tree Infants and Walbrook Nursery School


At Pear Tree Infants we pride ourselves in offering quality educational provision where children are happy and safe learners.  

As a school community we understand the importance of healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle and working in partnership with the School Health Team we set up a workshops and initiatives such as learning about what a healthy packed lunch looks like, and keeping your child up to date with school age immunisations.

Children's Mental Health



Place2Be launched Children's Mental Health week in 2015, and has continued to highlight this ever since.  This year's theme is 'Let’s Connect' and is about making meaningful connections for all, during Children’s Mental Health Week – and beyond.


People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing. 


When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing.  When our need for rewarding social connections is not met, we can sometimes feel isolated and lonely – which can have a negative impact on our mental health. 


For Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, we’re encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways. 


Plac2Be have produced some top tips for parents/carers - please take a look at the below links:

School Health

Please click on the below link to Attendance for parent guides to illnesses and bugs.  These guides will help you to decide when to send your child to school and any isolation periods that may be needed for certain illnesses.  Please call the School Office if you are unsure.

Flu Immunisations


Each year the School Health Team will visit our school to carry our flu immunisations on children.  This is something that parents need to provide their consent for.  The immunisations usually take place in the autumn term, and we will provide information in advance of this.  If you have any questions, please contact the School Office.

Here is a link for further information from Derbyshire Family Health Service:


School-age immunisations :: Derbyshire Family Health Service


Here is a link to 'Protecting you child against Flu' leaflet from the NHS:

Flu Immunisation Information - Different Languages


Please click on the below documents to access the information in a different language:


You can also visit the below link to find a copy of the leaflet in your preferred language: 


Flu vaccination for children: leaflets and posters - GOV.UK (

School Absences


During the autumn/winter period, more illnesses are likely to circulate within school and nursery.  Derby City Council Public Health team have developed the below guidance, which aims to help parents and carers to understand when your child should be attending school and nursery, even if unwell.  

Speech and Language

Please have a look at the below NHS link for more information about language development in children.  There are some helpful tips for parents to assist in the development of speech skills.  If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your child's teacher.

School Council Meetings

28.1.2022 - School Council meet with Miss Holness to discuss healthy teeth

Letter to Parents from our School Council - 13.12.2021

3.12.2021 - School Council Meeting with School Health Team

19.10.2021 - Parent Workshop

Walk and Talk Events


Healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle are extremely important to us at Pear Tree Infants.

This year we are launching ‘Walk and Talk’ events where parents and carers will have the opportunity to take part in a short walk around the perimeter of the school with your child, their teacher, and their class.  This will encourage both children and parents to be active whilst engaging in conversation and becoming involved in our school community.


We look forward to sharing photographs from these events below.