Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing promotes confidence, independent thinking and positive attitudes and dispositions. Learning in Health and Wellbeing in Brediland Primary aims to ensure that our children develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes that they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future. Learning through Health and Wellbeing enables children and young people to:

  • make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
  • experience challenge and enjoyment
  • experience positive aspects of healthy living and activity for themselves
  • apply their mental, emotional, social and physical skills to pursue a healthy lifestyle
  • make a successful move to the next stage of education or work
  • establish a pattern of health and wellbeing which will be sustained into adult life, and which will help to promote the health and wellbeing of the next generation of Scottish children.

All staff have responsibility to develop, reinforce and extend learning in Health and Wellbeing when interacting with all our children and also to plan for Health and Wellbeing when planning lessons across all other areas of the curriculum.

Health and wellbeing cannot exist in a vacuum. It requires exchange of information, mutual support and collaboration with community partners, schools and parents.

Our approach to sex education

The overarching aim of the Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education (RSHP) programme is to assist children and young people to make healthy and respectful decisions that will promote positive sexual health and wellbeing for themselves and others.

Key objectives of the RSHP programme are to help children and young people:

  • Gain accurate knowledge that is age and stage appropriate.
  • Develop and sense of personal values and morals about relationships and sexual health that will shape their own behaviour and how they relate to others.
  • Develop skills and critical thinking that will help them deal with situations that may occur as they are growing up.
  • Know how to access support and advice

Relationships, sexual health and parenthood education forms a key element of personal, social and health education in schools and is an important part of children and young people’s preparation for life, both as they are growing up and as adults.

Teaching points for each level of the curriculum can be found on the RSHP website – link below:

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