Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing Curriculum

National and local guidance places the expectation on all schools to deliver Curriculum for Excellence(CfE).

This expectation includes the following: intended learning, anticipated stages for intended learning, capacities children should develop, contexts to be used for learning and manner in which teachers should design learning opportunities for children in their class.

Our Health and wellbeing curriculum provides pupils with learning opportunities in each of the six organisers:mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing, planning for choices and changes, physical education, physical activity and sport, food and health, substance misuse and relationships sexual health and parenting.

As a school, we understand that all our pupils are individuals who learn differently and, as a result, respond to a range of methods of teaching.

The intended learning in Health and wellbeing is outlined in the experiences and outcomes documents that can be viewed by clicking on the link below.



The anticipated stages for intended learning are as follows:

Early Level – Nursery and Primary 1; but later for some.

First Level – Primary 2, 3 and 4: but earlier or later for some.

Second Level – Primary 5, 6 or 7; but earlier or later for some.

Delivery of the experiences and outcomes should enable all children to develop certain capacities in accordance with their own personal interests, strengths and needs. The capacities we aim for all of our children to develop are:successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

Teaching staff use the experiences and outcomes in Health and wellbeing to develop and deliver programmes of work using the following seven design principles: breadth, challenge and enjoyment, coherence, depth, personalisation and choice, progression and relevance.

Our pupils experience learning activities in Health and wellbeing through a variety of different contexts. These contexts are: discrete curricular areas, interdisciplinary learning, ethos and life of the school and opportunities for wider achievement.

The school co-ordinator for Health and wellbeing is Mrs L Mackenzie, Depute Head Teacher, who is available to discuss any aspect of our Health and wellbeing curriculum.

Mrs Mackenzie can be contacted through the school office.


As a school we run the PATHS® Programme and have a Programme Co-ordinator who is employed through Barnardo’s.  The Programme Co-ordinator collects data such as teacher and pupil surveys.  All surveys are anonymous however, if you would like to opt out of your child being included in this please contact:  Katrina McGovern on 07584270346 or  More information can be found on this privacy notice.

Barnardo’s PATHS Privacy Statement 2020

Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education

The following themes are covered as part of the Health and Wellbeing curriculum:






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