Health and Well-Being

Health and Wellbeing

Physical Education

The Scottish Government expects 2 hours of active PE for all children. We deliver this in our school hall, the community centre hall and the extensive outdoor space in our school grounds. We use the Balerno cluster PE toolkit that is used by all the cluster primaries feeding into Balerno High School. This toolkit highlights four ‘benchmarks’ in physical education:

  • Physical fitness
  • Personal qualities
  • Cognitive skills
  • Physical competencies

Children at our school develop these four areas in a variety of active contexts including gymnastics, central net sports, invasion games and creative dance.

Social and emotional wellbeing

We use a variety of approaches to support social and emotional wellbeing – see the document ‘Supporting your child’s social and emotional wellbeing’ on our website

These include:

  • Circle time
  • Emotions Talk
  • Restorative conversations
  • Peer mentors
  • Seasons for Growth

Relationships, sexual health and parenthood

We have a well embedded program of RSHP in school. Parent information booklets can be found here:

Building Resilience

Our core health and well-being program is called ‘Building Resilience’. This aims to equip children with tools to support them through the ups and downs of life. The children learn about 10 key skills over a three year rolling program. See for more information.

Substance abuse

We use the ‘What’s the score?’ resource to educate our children about drugs and their misuse.