Health & Wellbeing

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M Paton               Curriculum Leader of HE / Health and Wellbeing 

H Burns                Curriculum Leader of PE 

L Sneddon            Home Economics

H Baird                 Home Economics

S Clark                 Physical Education

L Brown                Physical Education

K Philip                 Physical Education     


Aims & Objectives

The Health and Wellbeing Faculty provides an exciting and engaging learning experience for all. Through offering a wide range of courses and activities to all year groups, we encourage our young people to take ownership of their own physical, emotional and mental wellbeing by building their knowledge and understanding of diet and health. Through all of these experiences, our young people will also develop skills needed for learning, life and work.


Senior School:

  • Core Physical Education (S4 / 5 / 6)
  • National 4 / 5 / Higher Physical Education + Advanced Higher
  • NPA Dance
  • Skills for Work Sports and Recreation Level 4/5
  • Leadership Level 4 / 5
  • National 4 / 5 Hospitality – Practical Cooking
  • National 5 Practical Cake Craft

S1-3 Curriculum for Excellence:

  • CFE Broad General Education Home Economics and Hospitality
  • CFE Broad General Education Physical Education
  • Heart Start First Aid Qualifications

Supported Study

  • National 4 / 5
  • Higher PE – Mon & Tues lunchtime and Wednesday after school
  • Senior Hospitality – Wed lunchtime and Tuesday after school
  • S1 / 2 / 3 – drop in homework clubs for PE and HE

Partner Agencies

  • Spingboard – future chef
  • Active Schools Partnership
  • AEGON – Technologies Partnership
  • Community Programmes – Adult classes
  • Heartstart UK
  • Skills for Work courses – Variety of employers
  • Scottish Rugby Union
  • Basketball Scotland
  • Harmony Athletics
  • Dance Division
  • Quality Meat Scotland
  • Healthy Living Scotland
  • Edinburgh College
  • Young Ambassadors Programme
  • Murrayfield Wanderers Rugby Club
  • Sport Scotland



  • Home Economics – homework is set as outlined in the Pupil Workbook.  Project based work will be ongoing extended pieces of work to be completed in school and at home.
  • Physical Education – homework is set as outlined in the Pupil Workbook.   All pupils should be regularly practicing learnt techniques and skills at home.

Senior Classes

  • National 4 / 5 Hospitality Intermediate and Practical Cake Craft given out on a regular basis
  • Sports and Recreation – issued on a weekly basis
  • Students will be asked to keep records of health throughout the course and will be expected to complete project work at home regularly
  • P.E  National 4 and 5 issued where appropriate
  • P.E Higher – issued once a week and practical activity sessions after school and at lunchtimes are offered to pupils to help improve technique throughout the year

Our S1 and S2 classes have complied an excellent recipe book, to download the PDF click on the header then click on the booklet cover……and start cooking!

Useful Websites

Twitter account – @WesterHailesHWB

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