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Table 1 Thematic Framework

From: A qualitative study of health promotion in academy schools in England

Theme Sub-themes
School of role in health promotion Link between health and attainment
Health domains of concern – students
Health domains of concern – staff
Role of schools/Trusts in health promotion
Decision-making Health strategy or policy development
Health strategy or policy implementation
Locus – academy school, Trust, or MAT executive
Health budget
Health in strategic planning
Implementing change across schools and MATs
Use of research evidence (and source)
Accountability for health promotion activity
Health-promoting initiatives undertaken in schools and Trusts Domain (e.g. student mental health; obesity, risk behaviours)
School environment
Staff training
Staff/pupil relationship
Staff health initiatives
Involvement of parents and wider community
Involvement of students
Facilitators to implementing initiatives
Barriers to implementing initiatives
Outcomes of initiatives
Links with external agencies Delivering initiatives in schools/Trusts
Health professionals in schools/Trusts
Links with Public Health teams
Links with statutory health services
Other health-related services
Healthy schools audit
Health data Existing/historical health data collected by school/Trust
Data from external bodies e.g. local authority, NHS, Public Health England
Use of data
Missing/inaccessible health data would like to have
Networks MAT (within and across MATs)
School to school
Informal networking
Local authority links and networks
Other networks around health promotion
Drivers for health promotion Motivating factors for health promotion activity
Barriers to undertaking health promotion
Undertaking health research Experience of working with academia/public health researchers
Motivation for involvement in research
Barriers to undertaking research
Facilitators for undertaking research