Health and Well-being

Learning in health and wellbeing ensures that children and young people develop the knowledge, understanding and skills which they need now and in the future

Health and wellbeing teaches your child about:

  • mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
  • planning for choices and changes
  • physical education, activity and sport
  • food and health
  • substance misuse and relationships
  • sexual health and relationships.

By teaching them about health and wellbeing, we aim to help each of our students to feel cared for and valued as an individual. Learning about health and wellbeing will give them the capacity to navigate uncertainties and challenges in life, have confidence to try new and different things and make the most of opportunities that come along.  The fundamental components of this area are physical health and development, mental health, and emotional and social well-being.  We want to support learners to understand and appreciate how the different factors are interconnected, and help them to recognise that good health and well-being are important to enable successful learning and to enable them to flourish, in school and beyond. 

This Area of the curriculum delivers learning that helps students to understanding their own health and well-being needs, empowering them to engage with and make the most of our whole school approach to health and well-being.  

In year 7, Health and Well-being learning activities include: 

  • Engaging in a broad range of physical activities including gymnastics, athletics, racket sports, swimming and dance, developing physical skills and improving confidence.
  • Setting appropriate goals for themselves. 
  • Interacting with others effectively in order to work towards a shared outcome.
  • Learning about and developing strategies to self-regulate their emotions in a healthy way. 
  • Discovering how physical, mental and emotional health are interconnected and strategies for overcoming barriers to good health and well-being.   
  • Developing their understanding of diversity and the importance of respecting others’ rights. 
  • Investigating the role of food and nutrition in maintaining good physical health and planning a nutritious meal. 

Health and Well-being /Relationships and Sex Education 

  • For Y7 in September, lessons that would traditionally be termed PE and PSE will come under one umbrella of Health and Well-being.  Pupils will have three lessons per week, one of which will be classroom based and will explore themes such as nutrition, mental health and topics prescribed by the new mandatory  Relationships and Sex Education code
  • The Relationships and Sex Education code will also be implemented for years 8-11 and, led by Mathew Maidment, we are taking part as a pilot school for this in the second half of this term.