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Health and Wellbeing – Curriculum for Excellence

Health and Wellbeing - Responsibility of All

Schools are tasked with the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence which evolved from the national debate on education. This debate highlighted that people wanted a curriculum that would fully prepare today’s children for the adult life in the 21st century.

The key purpose of the new curriculum is to enable all young people to become:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible Citizens
  • Effective Contributors

(Collectively known as the four capacities)

Health and Wellbeing is one of the eight curricular areas, within which are statements of experiences and outcomes. The statements are structured into the following organisers:

  • Mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
  • Planning for choices and changes
  • Physical education
  • Food and health
  • Substance misuse
  • Relationships, sexual health and parenthood

The attached portfolio has been developed to assist educational staff to evidence the work being undertaken in schools and nurseries to provide children and young people with the skills and knowledge to meet the four capacities.

This evidence gathering will enable educational establishments to maintain and sustain all the previous work undertaken through the Health Promoting School Agenda. The provision of this evidence will show how they have undertaken their commitment to providing a holistic learning experience for children and young people within their establishments, as well as how they have developed health and wellbeing within their school or nursery.

Nursery classes within educational establishments will work in partnership with the school to provide evidence of how they meet the evidence of the 3-18 Curriculum     

This information and the portfolio will also be available within the Health and Wellbeing pages of North and South Lanarkshire GLOW websites.

For further information regarding support from health improvement staff please get
in touch at: NHSLanarkshireH&WB@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk