Health and Wellbeing

Through a wide range of support and opportunities, we are committed to supporting our students to become positive citizens of Manchester. We encourage students to live healthy, happy lives and to positively engage with the local community.

Healthy Lifestyle

Students are given access to a wide range of opportunities to develop themselves in Physical Education, improve their fitness and wellbeing and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

For more info on the PE curriculum specifically, including a list of courses, please visit the Physical Education area of our curriculum section.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Students engage in completing their skill, physical, volunteering and expedition sections of this course, through PE lessons and in their own time.

Get Active

The ‘Get Active’ programme at Whalley Range aims to encourage students to live a healthy, active lifestyle. We support this through extra curricular clubs, the curriculum, team sports, competitions, mindfulness, promotion and awareness and more.

Health Advice and Information

Useful advice for parents about where and how to use local national health services in Manchester. Find helpful videos with translated versions in Arabic, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness, in a nutshell, is being able to focus on the present moment. It can be practised anywhere but preferably somewhere quiet to aid relaxation and reflection. Activities within our ‘Relaxation’ scheme of work are not all focused on mindfulness itself but the activities within allow students to reflect on past, present and future emotions and feelings.

National Qualifications

Over the course of the year, the Year 9 students will participate in a variety of programmes such as This Girl Can, Be the Best and the Dove self-esteem project, alongside physical activities such as Netball, Football, Basketball etc.

PIXLEdge

The Edge is a scheme to develop and accredit students personal attributes that are essential for employability and life. These are skills that employers look for when recruiting employees.

Sports Leadership

The Sports Leaders Qualification is a nationally recognised qualification, which develops leaders and leadership skills in planning and evaluating sports activities.

Student Wellbeing (iMatter Programme)

We are committed to supporting and developing the wellbeing of our students. Our students are provided with a wide range of activities to support their physical and emotional health.

The IMatter curriculum places emphasis on each student as an individual.

ChatHealth

ChatHealth is a safe and secure way for young people aged 11-16 to get advice and support about health related issues, directly from the school nurse.

Dealing with Anxiety

Understanding anxiety, how to spot the signs, tips for parents/young people and how to find more help.

Knife Crime

Tackling knife crime is a priority for police in the UK. Improve your understanding and learn how you can help yourself, your friends or family, with useful advice and materials.

Teens and Screens

Teenagers love using their mobile phones. Whether it is watching videos on YouTube, scrolling through Instagram or gaming, children seem to be constantly glued to their phones.

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo Cyber Essentials Certificate logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo Education and Leadership Trust logo