Wellbeing

‘Strengthen your heart, head, hands and health’

 

We want our young people to be happy and healthy, both now and as they develop into adulthood, with the ability to make safe and informed choices about their personal wellbeing. For this reason wellbeing is a key component of our Wider Curriculum.

Contact: Mr T Munro

Social and Moral Development – personal well-being – Sex and Relationships Education
All students receive the following two strands of sex and relationships education:

  • National Curriculum science teaches the biology of human growth and reproduction, and provides education about HIV and AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases.
  • the Wider Curriculum builds on this to consider and discuss broader emotional, moral and social issues, develop appropriate values and understand the skills needed to build caring relationships.

Sex Education at Wilmslow High School aims to:

  • provide students with knowledge about the biological aspects of sexual intercourse reproduction and human growth (science)
  • provide students with facts in an objective and balanced manner
  • provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed, reasoned and responsible decisions.
  • help students understand the responsibilities of family life and parenthood
  • make students aware of the physical and emotional aspects of relationships within a clear moral framework
  • encourage students to consider moral values before making personal decisions and to show respect for themselves and others

A wide range of topics, some of which may be considered sensitive, are covered according to the age and maturity of the students. They include:

  • Personal Relationships
  • Family Life
  • Parenthood
  • Gender Differences
  • Contraception
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, including HIV and AIDS

The school’s sex education programme aims to complement and support the role of parents in helping young people achieve responsible adulthood. Parents having concerns about their child’s participation in these lessons should contact the school.

Social and moral development – personal well-being – Drugs Education
All students receive the following two strands of drugs education:

  • National Curriculum science explores how health and body functions can be affected by drugs (including alcohol, tobacco, volatile substances and medicines)
  • the Wider Curriculum builds on this to consider the personal well-being and citizenship dimension to drugs education

In response to specific individual needs, it may be necessary to provide some students with a more personalised drugs education programme. This is likely to involve a range of specialist external agencies.