Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

Learning in health and wellbeing ensures that children and young people develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes which they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future.


Kirkhill, working with partners, takes a holistic approach to promoting health and wellbeing.

Our pupils can expect their learning environment to support them to:


  • develop their self-awareness, self-worth and respect for others
  • meet challenges, manage change and build relationships
  • experience personal achievement and build their resilience and confidence
  • understand and develop their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and social skills


  • understand how and what they eat, how active they are and how decisions they make about their behaviour and relationships affect their physical and mental wellbeing
  • participate in a wide range of activities which promote a healthy lifestyle
  • understand that adults in their school community have a responsibility to look after them, listen to their concerns and involve others where necessary learn about where to find help and resources to inform choices
  • assess and manage risk and understand the impact of risk-taking behaviour
  • reflect on their strengths and skills to help them make informed choices when planning their next steps
  • acknowledge diversity and understand that it is everyone’s responsibility to challenge discrimination


Prior to teaching sensitive aspects of health and wellbeing, such as relationships, sexual health and parenthood, parents and carers will be invited to an information evening at the school. They will have the opportunity to learn how these issues are tackled in the school and chat to staff about how they can be involved at home.


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