Our children will have a secure knowledge of how to look after both their mental and physical health. They will have a strong sense of self-worth and value their individuality. Our children will appreciate and celebrate being part of a diverse and multi-cultural society and will play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. We foster our children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, preparing them for the opportunities and responsibilities of life.
Wellbeing education is provided by class teachers through discreet curriculum time and school assemblies. Curriculum planning is based upon fortnightly themes which run throughout the whole school, ensuring that there is a development of knowledge and skills across both key stages, as well as a cohesiveness within the school community. The teaching and learning of Wellbeing Education is planned explicitly within each year group. Learning is enhanced by themed weeks celebrated across the whole school.
The curriculum is split into the four key areas of Relationships, Health, Citizenship and Safeguarding. These key strands are then broken down into the following topics: Diversity and Equality, Environment, Economics, Physical Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Keeping Safe and Internet Safety. The sequences of lessons in each subject area are connected, progressive and provide a purposeful narrative for learning.
Wellbeing is interwoven across all curriculum areas, with particular emphasis on the links with Science, Physical Education and Computing. Our school is a safe space for children to ask questions, have open discussions, debate ideas and develop their own opinions about the world we live in.
Wellbeing lessons also ensure full coverage of the Relationships and Sex Education Curriculum programme of study. This ensures that all children are prepared for both the physical and emotional changes of puberty, as well as developing links with the science of reproduction. Resources are current and reflect the society that we live in.
Curriculum Impact (including pupil outcomes)
- Children develop self-confidence and self-esteem;
- Children understand what makes a good relationship with others;
- Children know and understand what is meant by a healthy lifestyle;
- Children understand the importance of looking after their mental health;
- Children are aware of safety issues, including those they may face online;
- Children acknowledge and appreciate difference and diversity in their communities;
- Children are prepared to be thoughtful, positive and active members of a democratic society;
- Children are prepared for puberty, understanding sexual development and the importance of hygiene.