TITLE OF DEVELOPING PRACTICE EXAMPLE
Braes High School is fully comprehensive teaching S1 to S6 with a current roll of approximately 1,000 pupils. As part of our self-evaluation on How Good Is Our School? Quality Indicator: 3.1 Ensuring Wellbeing, Equality and Inclusion, an S1 Health and Wellbeing transition programme, Flourish, was created. Flourish is shaped by activities around aspects of Health and wellbeing including Food and Health, Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (PEPAS), Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical wellbeing.
The Flourish programme works with a group of pupils in S1 who may require additional support with HWB or to help build their confidence in school. The programme identified pupils through professional judgement of staff as well as early intervention; working closely with our associated primary schools.
The S1 pupils meet two periods a week to take part in practical cookery sessions and physical activity. Activities included Family Learning inputs, Community Sports Hub opportunities: developing their interests in PEPAS, Practical food skills: cooking healthy meals on a budget, connecting to the outdoors: local green spaces, exploring mental health and Chefs in Schools: employment prospects in the local food industry