Minerva Learning Trust

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

Our Ethos

As Health and Social Care teachers we have the responsibility to develop social, emotional and cultural knowledge that is needed to access learning and employment. As well as this we strive to teach our pupils to be empathetic, thoughtful and understanding through explaining individuals circumstances and life events. By studying scenarios and situations we are allowing pupils to have a holistic view of society and giving them the tools they need to recognise their own personal skills and how they can develop them in their future life.

Our Aims

2 Year Plan

When pupils have competed their two years of study of Health and Social Care at Ecclesfield School, they will have a well rounded view of society. Pupils will be able to see both positive and negative impacts situations can have on their health and wellbeing. Pupils will have had opportunities to not only develop their literacy skills through coursework, as well as their interpersonal skills through real-life situations that will enrich pupils with knowledge of the society they live in and gain valuable knowledge of different cultures, values and beliefs. This will be done by integrating with the local community, guest speakers, and visiting post 16 opportuties.


  • Develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills to complete appropriate assessment tasks
  • Construct appropriate tasks and assignments from knowledge they gained
  • Pupils will be able to work independently and collectively.


  • Pupils will know the features of an individuals development and how they can be effected physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially
  • Pupils will learn practical First Aid knowledge
  • Pupils will be able to understand and wholly justify what effective communication is and the features if it
  • Pupils will gain knowledge of appropriate legislation in a health and social care, and early years setting