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Thrive Peer Mentoring at Sarum Academy

Thursday 15th February 2018

A video is now available about the Thrive Peer Mentoring Programme, at Sarum Academy...

 

Time to Change March events in Wiltshire

Tuesday 13th February 2018

We are currently working with Time to Change to address mental health stigma in Wiltshire secondary schools...

 

SUGAR SMART Wiltshire

Thursday 1st February 2018

What is SUGAR SMART? SUGAR SMART Wiltshire is part of a national campaign headed up by Jamie Oliver and the charity Sustain...

 

Right Choice for your school Wiltshire website

Tuesday 30th January 2018

This month sees the launch of a new Wiltshire website: http://rightchoice...

 

2018 UK Youth Parliament Elections

Monday 29th January 2018

Wiltshire has three seats on UKYP and candidates stand for election in the area where they attend school...

 

Wiltshire report on Emotional Wellbeing now published

Friday 26th January 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

Free online training course for primary and trainee primary teachers

Wednesday 24th January 2018

Teaching food in primary: the why, what and how A FREE online course to support food and nutrition teaching in primary schools...

 

Promoting Better Behaviour and Powerfully Positve Lunchtimes

Monday 22nd January 2018

Priestley Primary School, Calne are hosting two sessions led by Jenny Mosely: Promoting Better Behaviour for Learning and Respectful Relationships Thursday 7th June 2018...

 

Supporting Muslim Pupils - during Ramadan and in the classroom Understanding Islam And Tackling Cultural Misconceptions

Friday 19th January 2018

Tuesday 27th February 2018, 1:30-3:30pm at City Hall, Salisbury...

 

Fearless training session for secondary staff tomorrow

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Fearless.org is a site where young people can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality...

 

Survey for Years 11-13 - Wiltshire & Swindon higher education strategy

Monday 8th January 2018

Can you help us  to get young people’s views on university level courses in Swindon and Wiltshire? The Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership is developing a higher education strategy and we want to ensure that the views of young people are captured and reflected, especially as young people’s progression to higher education in Swindon and Wiltshire is below the national average...

 

Healthier snacking resources for primary schools

Monday 8th January 2018

Today Change4Life launches a suite of new resources for primary schools to help inform pupils and families about healthier snacking choices...

 

Teaching about social media "Schools should play a bigger role"

Friday 5th January 2018

The children's commissioner for England has said that schools should play a bigger role in preparing children for social media's emotional demands as they move from primary to secondary school...

 

Free book: The Simple Guide to Child Trauma

Wednesday 20th December 2017

The next book from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Mental Health Book Club will  be The Simple Guide to Child TraumaWhat it is and how to help by Betsy de Theirry   Opt-in for this book will open on 17th January 2018 and will close once the 1,000 opt in limit has been reached...

 

Government call for feedback on PSHE and RSE from you and your pupils

Tuesday 19th December 2017

The Department for Education has today launched a call for evidence as part of its consultation on PSHE education, including RSE...

 

Opportunities for schools to test wellbeing apps and projects

Thursday 14th December 2017

  Help test new Power Up and Power Up+ wellbeing apps The Evidence Based Practice Unit are looking for secondary schools and colleges and special educational needs schools and colleges to be part of a project to help test two versions of a new wellbeing and self-management app, Power Up and Power Up+...

 

Sex Education Forum new RSE poster for schools

Tuesday 12th December 2017

The Sex Education Forum (SEF) has developed a poster which explains that is needed for good quality Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in a school...

 

New site needed for Wiltshire Safety Centre

Friday 8th December 2017

It was announced today that Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority has taken the difficult decision to find an alternative location for its proposed new safety centre...

 

The UK Youth Parliament elections

Thursday 7th December 2017

Wiltshire has three seats on UKYP and candidates stand for election in the area where they attend school...

 

PSHE education supports academic success, says major evidence review

Thursday 7th December 2017

A new evidence review by Pro Bono Economics highlights ‘very strong evidence’ that high quality PSHE learning ‘has a positive impact on academic attainment’...

 

Stop, Speak, Support - Cyberbullying Campaign

Wednesday 6th December 2017

The campaign is led by the Royal Foundation, with support from partners, including NSPCC, Google, Facebook, Snapchat and the Diana Awards...

 

Celebrating difference in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Tuesday 5th December 2017

This month Stonewall have published a new guide for early years providers, Getting Started: Celebrating Difference and Challenging Gender Stereotypes in the Early Years Foundation Stage...

 

Anna Freud Learning Network supporting mental health and wellbeing

Monday 4th December 2017

The Anna Freud Learning Network was launched one year ago to bring together a cross-sector community of over 2,250 individuals and organisations who are committed to discovering and sharing the most effective ways to support children and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing...

 

SUGAR SMART campaign

Friday 1st December 2017

The SUGAR SMART campaign has now been launched. https://www...

 

Eighteen more Wiltshire Healthy Schools

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Yesterday eighteen more Wiltshire schools were invited to a special event to recognise their new Wiltshire Healthy Schools status and receive their plaques...

 


National news archive

MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth

Wednesday 21st February 2018

MPs launch an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health...

 

Working single parents 'struggling to feed children'

Wednesday 21st February 2018

One in three children with a working single parent live in poverty, a charity finds Read full story...

 

Aldi alcohol advert banned over 'appeal' to children

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Aldi alcohol advert, featuring Kevin the Carrot, held "appeal" for children, says advertising watchdog...

 

Debtors facing mental health problems need 'breathing space'

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Charities say people with mental health problems should be given "breathing space" to sort out debts...

 

Rotherham child sex abuse: Inquiry finds 100 more potential victims

Tuesday 20th February 2018

The inquiry into child sex abuse in Rotherham finds more than 100 additional victims and survivors...

 

Cheryl opens Prince's Trust centre

Tuesday 20th February 2018

The singer opens a centre to help young people in her home city of Newcastle...

 

Parents' anger over magnetic putty health fears

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Parents are concerned after a Scottish schoolgirl was found with dangerous levels of the chemical arsenic...

 

Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Scientists uncover faulty genes behind a rare blood vessel disorder and say cancer drugs could treat it...

 

Former Save the Children boss 'faced three complaints'

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Justin Forsyth was accused of sending texts to young women about how they looked and what they wore...

 

Ex-Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth 'faced complaints'

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Justin Forsyth was accused of sending inappropriate texts and commenting on what female staff wore...

 

Ex-Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth apologises over texts

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Former Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth was accused of commenting on what female staff wore...

 

Newspaper headlines: Bafta power-dressing and 'hidden' calories

Monday 19th February 2018

Monday's papers cover the obesity crisis, Oxfam scandal and black dresses worn at last night's Baftas...

 

Reality Check: How does renting a home in the UK compare with Europe?

Monday 19th February 2018

Home ownership among young people has plummeted. What protections do UK tenants have and what responsibilities do they face? Read full story...

 

Autism: Scientists take 'first steps' towards biological test

Monday 19th February 2018

Differences were found in blood proteins between children with and without autism, a study says...

 

Reality Check: How does renting a home in the UK compare with the rest of Europe?

Monday 19th February 2018

Home ownership among young people has plummeted. What protections do UK tenants have and what responsibilities do they face? Read full story...

 

Reality Check: How does renting a home in the UK compare?

Monday 19th February 2018

Home ownership among young people has plummeted. What protections do UK tenants have and what responsibilities do they face? Read full story...

 

'Devil incarnate' Barry Bennell sentenced to 31 years

Monday 19th February 2018

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell is sentenced to 31 years at Liverpool Crown Court for 50 counts of child sexual abuse...

 

Boy, 4, critically ill after Aberdeen window fall

Saturday 17th February 2018

The child fell from the window of a communal stairway in flats in Aberdeen...

 

Teen arrested over schoolgirl 'sex attack'

Saturday 17th February 2018

Police say a teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault in Bannockburn...

 

Year-round school meals to tackle 'holiday hunger'

Friday 16th February 2018

North Lanarkshire says it is the first UK local authority to offer school meals during holidays and weekends...

 

Year-round meals plan to tackle 'holiday hunger' of school pupils

Friday 16th February 2018

North Lanarkshire says it could be the first UK local authority to offer meals to school pupils during holidays and weekends...

 

Child with Down's syndrome left on Penarth school bus

Friday 16th February 2018

The mother of the boy, 13, who has Down's syndrome says she has been left "emotional and panicky"...

 

More than 1,000 driving bans given to children

Thursday 15th February 2018

One teenager describes driving at speeds of 135mph when he was under age...

 

Scots aid charity Sciaf confirms two child sex cases

Thursday 15th February 2018

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) said two cases were dealt with "decisively"...

 

Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

Thursday 15th February 2018

The suspect is named as Nikolas Cruz, 19, an ex-student at the school who had been expelled...