Health & Wellbeing
We are a Health Promoting School, having gained accreditation in 2011 and reaccreditation in 2014. As such we aim to ensure our learning in Health covers a broad range of areas.
Our last report highlighted our good practice:
"All aspects of Health and Wellbeing are clearly embedded across the whole learning community. There is a very supportive yet assured confidence across the school and the pupils respond well to the challenging learning, high level of responsibility and shared opportunities they have throughout their school day."
We are very lucky to currently be able to access our 2 hours per week of PE at Breadalbane Campus, where all children benefit hugely from the wonderful facilities and expert staff on hand. We are also very fortunate to work closely each year with Meggernie Outdoor Centre, where we develop our orienteering skills, and enjoy regular activity days.
Using the large apparatus, and parachute games, at Breadalbane Community Campus
Weekly lessons cover the diverse areas of our health programme, but underpinning this is our work on Bounceback, and general social education. We aim to help children to be positive about themselves and their learning, and become active contributors to our school community. Recent work on the four capacities has helped to highlight what it means to be:
Successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
We are currently learning about Growth Mindsets, and the importance of attitude and effort in all that we do.
Annual Health Weeks are used as a special focus for this important area of our curriculum, with previous weeks including events such as First Aid Training, Litter Picks in our local community, garden tidies and visits to outdoor activity centres. We have also used these weeks to invite visitors into our school to teach us about dental hygiene, Tai Chi and cycle skills, to name but a few.
Further information on our Health and Wellbeing curriculum can be found in our School Handbook.