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Health and Well-being

At St David's the Health and Well-being Area of Learning provides a holistic structure for understanding  the importance of all aspects of health and well-being. Our aim is to  develop and equip our pupils to navigate life's opportunities and challenges by using the fundamental components of this Area which include  physical health and development, mental health and emotional and social well-being.
It will support learners to understand and appreciate how the different components of health and well-being are interconnected, and it recognises that good health and well-being are important to enable successfu learning.Our whole school approach to this specific area of learning will ensure that Health and Well-being permeates throughout all aspects of school life.

The Curriculum for Wales states that the following five proficiencies are key to learning in Health and Well-being :

  • Developing physical health and well-being has lifelong benefits.
  • How we process and respond to our experiences affects our mental health and emotional well-being.
  • Our decision-making impacts on the quality of our lives and the lives of others.
  • How we engage with social influences shapes who we are and affects our health and well-being.
  • Healthy relationships are fundamental to our well-being.‚Äč

Health and Well-being: Introduction - Hwb (gov.wales)
Our school also  recognises the importance of the United Rights of the Child.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international human rights treaty that grants all children and young people a comprehensive set of rights.

The UNCRC is presently the most widely ratified international human rights treaty. It is the only international human rights treaty to include civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. It sets out in detail what every child needs to have a safe, happy and fulfilled childhood regardless of  their sex, religion, social origin, and where and to whom they were born.

The Convention gives children and young people over 40 substantive rights, including the right to:

  • special protection measures and assistance
  • access to services such as education and healthcare
  • develop their personalities, abilities and talents to the fullest potential
  • grow up in an environment of happiness, love and understanding
  • be informed about and participate in achieving their rights in an accessible and active manner.

At St David's we are committed to the UNCRC and to its implementation. We ensure that our pupils are aware of their rights as stated in the UNCRC and  encourage them  to recognise and value their own rights and the rights of others.  We  strive to support  our children in overcoming challenges and give them the confidence to reach their full potential, in a safe and secure environment.