Health and Well-Being

At Cradoc we are committed to the education of the whole child, and as such we believe it is vital to empower our children to make choices which will enable them to grow into healthy adults.

Children need to experience social, emotional and physical well-being to thrive and engage successfully with their education. The Health and well-being Area of Learning and Experience will help them to build the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to develop positive and appropriate relationships, deal with the difficult issues and decisions they will face and learn to live independently.

The Health and well-being Area of Learning and Experience aims to help pupils engage in different kinds of physical activity and gain knowledge and practical skills for healthy eating which will develop habits that will promote their own and others’ well-being and make a contribution to reducing health inequalities and improving well-being more widely.

This Area of Learning and Experience draws on subjects and themes from PE, mental, physical and emotional well-being, sex and relationships, parenting, healthy eating and cooking, substance misuse, work-related learning and experience, and learning for life. It is also concerned with pupil’s social, emotional, spiritual and physical health and well-being through, for example, its climate and relationships, the food it provides, its joint working with other relevant services such as health and social work, and the access it provides to physical activity.

Staff make strong connections between the Health and well-being Area of Learning and Experience and the Expressive arts and Languages, literacy and communication (for example the exploration of relationships through drama and literature), Humanities (for example ethical matters, informed by RE), and Science and technology (for example nutrition, reproduction) Areas of Learning and Experience.