Improving Mental & Physical Wellbeing in Schools: Wellbeing in Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence emphasises the importance of nurturing learners to help them develop the knowledge and skills they need for positive mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing.’ However, wellbeing often loses out to more easily measured aspects of the curriculum – so how can we ensure we’re nurturing successful people, not just successful learners?

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The context

Good health and wellbeing is essential for successful learning for children and young people. These skills will help pupils lead happy, long and healthy lives.

Wellbeing is considered one of the pillars of the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence and is also one of the three key areas highlighted in the Scottish Attainment Challenge – along with literacy and numeracy - for focused improvement to ensure greater equity within the education system. However, statistics around obesity rates along with the rise in children experiencing mental health conditions continues to suggest that we can do more to promote positive health and wellbeing mentalities and practices.

The event

Join Holyrood as we examine how we can make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our young people. Sessions will scrutinise issues around mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing – from social development and food literacy to mental health and understanding of substance misuse.

Key issues to be addressed

  • Health and wellbeing in the Curriculum for Excellence and the Scottish Attainment Challenge
  • Existing challenges in the health and wellbeing landscape
  • Embedding respect for food and nutrition-literacy in the learning environment
  • Encouraging pupils to respect and nurture their own mental and physical wellbeing
  • Providing effective and appropriate learning around sexual health and relationships
  • Reconciling wellbeing with the other priorities of Curriculum for Excellence

Agenda*

09:15 Registration and Refreshments

09:55 Welcome and Introduction by the Chair

10:00 Session 1: Policy Overview & Latest Developments

  • Health and wellbeing in the Curriculum for Excellence and the Scottish Attainment Challenge
  • The relationship between good mental wellbeing, physical health, and attainment
  • Existing challenges in the health and wellbeing landscape
  • Priorities for giving children and young people the best possible start in life

11:00 Refreshments and Networking

11:30 Session 2: Improving Physical Health & Wellbeing

  • Embedding respect for food and nutrition-literacy in the learning environment
  • Encouraging greater physical activity through an accessible, inclusive, and engaging culture of activity
  • Providing effective and appropriate learning around sexual health and relationships
  • Create awareness and an open dialogue around potential experiences – from substance misuse to alcohol harm

12:50 Lunch and Networking

13:30 Session 3: Improving Mental Health & Wellbeing

  • Encouraging pupils to respect and nurture their own mental and physical wellbeing
  • Supporting individuals to become confident in the face of change and make healthy choices
  • Educating children on the impacts of bullying, stress and anxiety
  • The role of parents in supporting mental wellbeing

14.30 Questions and Discussion

15:00 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

Venue

Central Edinburgh, venue to be confirmed in due course. 

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Discounted rate: £145 (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £245 | 2+ places £195 (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, professional associations and voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Full rate: 1 place £295 | 2+ places £245 (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For more information please email enquiries@holyrood.com or phone 0131 285 1635​

Dates
20 February 2018
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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