Health and Wellbeing

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Learning through health and well being promotes confidence, independent thinking and positive attitudes and dispositions. Good health and wellbeing is central to effective learning and preparation for successful independent living.

Children and young people should feel happy, safe, respected and included in the school environment. At Mile End the learning in health and wellbeing ensures our pupils develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes which they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future.

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We take a holistic approach to promoting health and wellbeing taking account of the stage of growth, development and maturity of each individual, and the social and community context.

Our learning environment at Mile End supports the children to:

  • develop self-awareness, self-worth and respect for others
  • meet challenges, manage change and build relationships
  • experience personal achievement and build resilience and confidence
  • understand and develop physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and social skills
  • understand how what they eat, how active they are and how decisions they make about behaviour and relationships affect physical and mental wellbeing
  • participate in a wide range of activities which promote a healthy lifestyle
  • understand that adults in school have a responsibility to look after me, listen to my 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 strengths and skills to help make informed choices when planning my next steps
  • acknowledge diversity and understand that it is everyone’s responsibility to challenge discrimination.

We have utilised a number of outside agencies to support us deliver the Health & Well Being curriculum, for example Clan, MacMillan Cancer Care, Diabetes Scotland, Children 1st, Asthma UK, Brake, Living Streets and many more.

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