Health & Wellbeing in Curriculum for Excellence

At this event we will scrutinise how wellbeing sits within Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). We will examine key challenges to support, how we can deliver a whole person education when literacy and numeracy dominate discourse and share good practice in what works to give our children and young people the knowledge they need to thrive.

The Third Pillar of the Attainment Challenge

The Scottish Government is currently undertaking a review of personal and social education (PSE) in Scottish schools, with the third and final phase due to be completed in late 2018. The development of this review, a part of the Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027, has helped to raise the importance of health and wellbeing within Curriculum for Excellence.

This has long been considered a pillar, along with literacy and numeracy, of the Attainment Challenge and a key area for focused improvement to ensure greater equity within education. However, wellbeing continues to consistently receive less attention.

Good health and wellbeing are essential for both successful learning and healthy lives, yet we are facing a burgeoning mental health crisis and increasing rates of adolescent obesity. Join Holyrood as we examine the key challenges to improving the mental and physical wellbeing of our learners, realising the ambitions of the PSE review and nurturing positive practices that will last a lifetime.

Key issues we’ll address with you

  • Wellbeing in Curriculum for Excellence
  • The relationship between equity, attainment and good health and wellbeing
  • Providing effective and appropriate learning around sexual health and relationships
  • Embedding positive practices around nurturing mental wellbeing
  • Supporting young people through stressful times and negative experiences

Agenda*

09:45 Registration and Refreshments

10:25 Welcome and Introduction by the Chair

10:30 Session 1: Wellbeing in Context

  • Wellbeing in Curriculum for Excellence
  • Priorities for improving wellbeing education and PSE delivery
  • The relationship between equity, attainment and good health and wellbeing

10:30 Putting Health and Wellbeing at the Centre of Addressing the Poverty-related Attainment Gap and Exploring the Relationship Between Poverty, Attainment and Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Understanding the nature of the poverty-related attainment gap
  • Placing health and wellbeing at the centre of addressing it
  • How this articulates with Curriculum for Excellence

Dr Joan Mowat, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Strathclyde

11:00 Questions and Roundtable Discussion

11:10 Refreshments and Networking

11:30 Session 2: Improving Physical Health & Wellbeing

  • Connecting mental and physical wellbeing
  • Providing effective and appropriate learning around sexual health and relationships
  • Opening positive dialogue around the choices learners can make around substance use, sexuality and nutrition

11:30 Amy Johnson, Policy Officer, Zero Tolerance

12:00 Dr John Halliday, Rector, High School Of Dundee

12:40 Questions and Discussion

12.50 Interactive Roundtable Discussion 

Delegates will lead the discussion to identify your key objectives for improving literacy. This is your chance to enjoy peer learning and discussion and hear innovative approaches from different organisations.

13:30 Lunch and Networking

14:15 Session 3: Improving Mental Health & Wellbeing

  • Embedding positive practices around nurturing mental wellbeing
  • Raising awareness of mental health and tackling stigma
  • Supporting young people through stressful times and negative experiences

14:15 Maureen McAteer, Assistant Director for Attainment, Barnardo's Scotland

14:45 Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing

Grant Anderson, School Lead for Mental Health, Aileymill Primary School

15:15 Questions and Discussion

15:25 Chair's closing remarks

15:30 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees. 

 

 

Venue

Radisson Blu, 80 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh | Map

Costs

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

For all event enquiries please email enquiries@holyrood.com or call 0131 285 1635

Dates
26 February 2019
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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