Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing are planned lessons unique to year 8 and year 9. These lessons have a strong focus on equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of health and wellbeing and the impact it has on our day to day life.  

Health and wellbeing deals with the real life issues young people face as they grow up. It equips them with the knowledge, under-standing, and correct attitudes in order to help live a healthy, safe and fulfilled life. With the new additions to the 2020 statutory framework, the curriculum will now include; healthy relationships, sex education and menstrual health. The curriculum also intends to help students understand mental health in more detail, delving into the stigma and issues surrounding it, whilst looking at the link between physical and mental health. 

The content that is covered in year 8 and 9 : 

• Mental, physical and social health.

• Stigma surrounding mental health.

• Benefits and importance of exercise on our mental health.

• Relationships and health education.

• Physical and online safety.

• First aid.

• Diet and nutrition. 

• The structure and function of our body systems (Skeletal, muscular and respiratory systems).

Students will learn to become more independent through a variety of innovative lessons. These are delivered through discussions, practical activities and a range of theory based lessons.

Three times a year students will undergo a series of fitness tests, this will include taking their height and weight which will be conducted in conditions of privacy.