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The Wellbeing Curriculum

“Building resilience in a modern world”.

Our wellbeing curriculum intends to:

Promote emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Embed an understanding of how to remain resilient and self-aware of pressures.
Consider how physical activity can promote well-being for all.
Consider how we can support others in our community.

Secondary Choices Process 


At The Westgate School we make the wellbeing of the individual a top priority: academic success can only come from feeling emotionally safe and secure. In order to become confident and resilient individuals, young people need to be taught the skills to look after their emotional and physical wellbeing therefore, our academic curriculum is supplemented by a school-designed curriculum for wellbeing that is led by pupils and, our school's lead for mental health, Mrs. Woodall - Head of primary phase.

The school year is punctuated by 'Wellbeing Days' in which all pupils participate. Parents and carers are invited to support these events and regular Partners in Learning opportunities also aim to help parents and carers to deepen their skills in supporting their child's wellbeing.

Primary Phase Cross Curricular

Philosophy for Children, growth mindset approach, collaborative learning, outside learning, use of visitors, THRIVE approach, positive relational behaviour approach with a focus on restoration. Preteaching and master classes to promote confidence. Digital safety. Cultural Capital. Westgate

School Values: Be kind, Be respectful, Be responsible


  • School Values, taking responsibility, Characteristics of Effective Learning – positivity, supporting charities (Shoebox appeal).

  • Enrichment opportunities, awe & wonder, antibullying, having a growth mind-set, Choices, Internet Safety, Bravery, pupil support team, Road safety, celebration of difference.


  • Appreciation and love of the natural world, Understanding and knowledge of changing seasons and growing Forest Learning opportunities, Diet and nutrition, balanced diets, importance of physical exercise, puberty (KS2).


  • Confidence in spoken language and oracy, development of vocabulary.

  • Promoting a love of reading as key to our curriculum.

  • Qualities of a good person (heroes), representation of women, appreciating other cultures and lifestyles through a wide range of texts including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.


  • Group learning & master classes.

PE & Dance  

  • Developing confidence and skill in different movements and sports.

Personal Development &  

  • Core themes in PD - Health & well-being - physical & mental health, health & wellbeing, Relationships, Living in the wider world and environment, Living in the wider world – Rights and Responsibilities.

Religious Enquiry  

  • Values - Democracy, Rule of Law, Tolerance of different faiths and religions, mutual respect, Individual liberty.

  • What is RE, The search for truth and meaning, knowledge of different religious traditions:

  • YR & KS1 - Christian and Hindu Traditions

  • Year 3 & 4 - Christian, Buddhist and Jewish Traditions

  • Year 5 & 6 - Christian, Islamic and Jewish Traditions

  • Inspirational figures and Leaders.


  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements – Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, Mary Anning (KS1).

  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally great Fire of London (KS1) Stone Age, Iron Age, Roman Empire, Ancient Greeks (KS2).

  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality- William Walker, History of Winchester.

  • British History chronologically.


  • Developing knowledge of our local environment, the UK and the world. Physical and human geographical skills and knowledge. Being citizens, Being part of a community, Our place in in the world (industries and careers), tribes and how we live, Tourism and the need for leisure. Sustainability: making the right choices.


  • Healthy eating (5 a day), Eatwell Guide, Nutritional analysis, food related illnesses, - managing food intolerances, reuse and recycling (benefits), food for enjoyment, experience of the design process – design, make and evaluate.

The Arts  

  • Opportunity to learn an instrument and sing in a group. Experience to perform. Appreciation of different types of music. Appreciation of different styles of Art, different mediums and a wide variety of artists. Making mistakes and improving, supporting each other, feeling safe and secure, identity, arts from different cultures celebrating different cultures.


  • Knowledge of a different country and confidence in speaking another language.

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