By providing relevant information, exploring personal attitudes and values and supporting healthy decision-making, the Middle School encourages students to take responsibility for the choices they make. Our health lessons are designed to give students the practical tools they need to reduce risk factors and promote protective factors in their day-to-day lives.
The Department for Education published statutory guidance for Health Education, Relationships Education and RSE, which outlines what schools must cover.
This covers broad areas of particular relevance and concern to children and young people today. This statutory guidance ensures that every child is guaranteed a health education that covers:
- Mental health and well-being
- Social skills and safety (including online safety)
- Physical health (including healthy lifestyles and first aid)
- Learning about safe, healthy relationships and sex (including understanding consent, negotiating life online and intimate relationships).
Assessment is central to effective teaching and learning. This is true for all subjects, and our health education is no exception. Effective assessment allows our students and teachers to reflect on what has been learned, increases motivation for future learning and demonstrates impact.
Our health education is assessed using different method:
- Baseline assessment, which includes but is not limited to: Questioning, responding to a scenarios, discussions, brainstorming, role play, storyboards, quizzes, questionnaires and mindmaps.
- End point activities to demonstrate learning, such as: Journal prompts, giving advice to characters in specific situations
Our health program aligns with the key stage PSHE standards.