Last Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Health and wellbeing - Main messages for Primary schools

What is this?

​A short film clip which highlights the main messages around evaluating progress in health and wellbeing responsibility of all.

Who is this for?

This is for practitioners working with young people in primary school settings. It can also be used to support professional dialogue, professional development and increase confidence in practitioners around evaluating progress in health and wellbeing.

How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice

This resource clarifies the unique position of health and wellbeing (HWB); responsibility of all in terms of progression. Unlike in all other curricular areas we do not assign a level to a young person health and wellbeing as it can be impacted on by so many external factors. Assigning a level could in fact be counterproductive. Instead we evaluate progress and ensure the young person knows which aspect of health and wellbeing they are focussing on, what there are aiming for and their next steps.

An understanding of this concept across an establishment will help ensure that whilst young people are aiming to progress in their HWB, judgements are not made about levels.

Can you identify/suggest opportunities to facilitate the following;

  • Children / young people to self-report about their progress in health and wellbeing?
  • Time for observation/dialogue between children/young people and an adult who knows them well?
  • Occasions when practitioners can engage in moderation and professional dialogue in relation to evaluating progress and achievement in health and wellbeing?
  • Which of your existing procedures for monitoring and tracking would best support this process?


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