Health and wellbeing teaches your child about:
The purpose of health and wellbeing is to help every child and young person to feel cared for and valued as an individual. Learning about health and wellbeing will help them cope with uncertainties in life, have confidence to try new and different things and make the most of opportunities that come along.
Each area of the curriculum is broken down into experiences and outcomes. These are clear and concise statements about children's learning and progression from pre-school to S3.
experiences and outcomes for health and wellbeing.
Supporting health and wellbeing at home section has simple ideas to support your child in learning about health and wellbeing through everyday activities.
Education Scotland publishes regular 'Curriculum Impact Reports', which present a subject-by-subject view of how children and young people are experiencing learning in different curriculum areas across the country. Parents' views are taken into consideration in the reports.
The health and wellbeing report focuses on aspects of health and wellbeing that are the responsibility of all staff and adults who work with learners.
This summary of key points in the report has been written for parents and carers.
The report identified the following as areas of strength in health and wellbeing education in schools and early learning and childcare centres:
In order to improve health and wellbeing across learning, the report found that schools and centres need to:
To learn more, read the full curriculum impact report:
PDF file: Health and wellbeing 3-18 curriculum impact report (863 KB)
Thematic inspection of personal and social education (PSE) and health and wellbeing in Scotland’s schools and early learning and childcare settings
Review of personal and social education
Health and wellbeing in schools
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