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Resources from Wiltshire Police

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Wiltshire Police have resources for both primary and secondary schools to help raise awareness of hate crime...

 

Support for schools from Carer Support Wiltshire

Monday 14th October 2019

Carer Support Wiltshire have produced a poster to raise awareness among school staff of the needs of young carers and local support available...

 

Wiltshire SEN Self Evaluation

Friday 27th September 2019

Please see below the link to the 2019 Wiltshire Special Educational Needs (SEN) Self-Evaluation...

 

Wiltshire Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference

Monday 23rd September 2019

Wednesday 13th November 2019, 9:30am-4:30pm @ Devizes Corn Exchange...

 

Wiltshire Mental Health Support Teams for schools and colleges

Friday 13th September 2019

Wiltshire Council is pleased to confirm that Wiltshire (with BaNES) has been confirmed as a trailblazer site for the delivery of Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) from January 2020...

 

Wiltshire SEND consultation

Thursday 12th September 2019

Wiltshire 0-25 SEND strategy Do you have an interest in the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)? If the answer is yes, we need you to join us at one of the sessions we are running in partnership with Wiltshire Council...

 

Wiltshire’s Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey 2020

Wednesday 11th September 2019

  All Wiltshire schools and colleges have been invited today to take part in the Wiltshire’s Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey 2020  This survey is for all pupils in years 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12 including FE colleges and participation is free for all schools, academies and colleges...

 

Alcohol guidance for secondary schools and FE settings

Tuesday 10th September 2019

In August 2019 NICE updated their guidance for secondary schools and FE settings...

 

Wiltshire Fun Day for Looked After Children

Monday 9th September 2019

Please help in promoting this fun day for our Looked After Young People...

 

Wiltshire peer mentoring programme with Kidscape

Friday 6th September 2019

In October a new programme of peer mentoring is being offered to Wiltshire secondary schools to help support young peoples mental wellbeing...

 

Resource packs from Splitz

Thursday 5th September 2019

Splitz have provided links to the following online resources and toolkits for schools and parents: Splitz is an independent charity and leading provider of domestic abuse support services in southwest England, with a key role in shaping strategy and policy through our participation in local strategy groups, domestic abuse forums and by lobbying local, regional and national government...

 

Make Your Mark 2019

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Who can vote in Make Your Mark?Young people aged between 11-18 can take part...

 

Free resources to support transition

Monday 2nd September 2019

ASDAN has created two free resources focused on addressing key issues relating to young people around the time they are dealing with transition from primary to secondary school: using a phone responsibly; and out in the community which form part of the Lift Off programme...

 

13th November, Devizes: Listening to young people 11-18 and getting it right.

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Hold the date for an event focused on the mental health of young people: Listening to young people 11-18 and getting it right...

 

Wiltshire Mental Health Support Team trailblazer

Monday 22nd July 2019

Wiltshire, along with BaNES, are pleased to have been successful in our application to become part of the Mental Health Support Team (MHSTs) trailblazer...

 

Updated lessons for teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing

Thursday 18th July 2019

Teacher guidance & lesson plans — updated July 2019 can be found here Guidance on teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing through PSHE education was originally produced, by the PSHE Association, under a Department for Education grant, and has been fully updated and relaunched for 2019 to match the government’s new statutory PSHE requirements regarding Health Education, Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)...

 

What if schools valued wellbeing more than results?

Wednesday 17th July 2019

There is an interesting article in the TES which can be read here exploring how the New Zealand government puts mental health above economic stability...

 

Professional Association for School Mental Health Leads

Tuesday 16th July 2019

From September Dr Pooky Knightsmith will be leading a Professional Membership Association for School Mental Health leads on behalf of the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools...

 

Time to Change’s In Your Corner campaign now live for secondary schools to sign up.

Monday 15th July 2019

This year’s campaign is called In Your Corner, encouraging young people to reach out to and support their friends, and aiming to breakdown some of the misconceptions about mental health and illness...

 

New Wiltshire Special School Equality Information Template

Monday 15th July 2019

The new 2019-20 Special Schools’ Equality Information Template is now available here...

 

DfE RSE and Health Education guides for parents.

Friday 12th July 2019

Following the publication of the final statutory RSHE guidance, the DfE has also published two short guides for parents of primary and secondary age pupils that schools can use to communicate with them about teaching relationships and health education...

 

Make Your Mark 2019 - the UK’s largest youth consultation

Thursday 11th July 2019

Please find attached here a letter from Helen Jones (Director of Commissioning) & Helean Hughes (Director Education and Skills) containing the following text: During 2018 over 1...

 

November network meeting - Wiltshire PSHE and Healthy Schools

Wednesday 10th July 2019

Wednesday 27th November 2019, 4:00-5:30pm at Sutton Veny Primary School Refreshments available from 3:30pm This meeting will Enable colleagues to share good practice in the planning and delivery of PSHE education Provide national and local updates around issues relating to Healthy Schools, PSHE education and pupil wellbeing To book a place at this free event email: Helen...

 

DfE Healthy Schools Rating Scheme

Monday 8th July 2019

This morning, the Department for Education published details for the new Healthy Schools Rating Scheme...

 

New primary 10 Minute Shake Up activities launched by Disney and Change4Life

Thursday 4th July 2019

Teachers can make a difference to pupils’ wellbeing by implementing fun physical activity across the school day Find out more about the Change4Life and Disney resources on the School Zone of the Public Health England website...

 


National news archive

Genetic tests: Experts urge caution over home testing

Thursday 17th October 2019

People should not make health decisions based on genetic tests they do at home, experts warn...

 

Defiant head vows to keep unregistered school open

Thursday 17th October 2019

Nadia Ali calls the pupils "happy learners" and denies the school, in south London, is breaking the law...

 

School's mobile phone ban relaxed to 'ease friction'

Wednesday 16th October 2019

A head teacher says the outright ban detracted from pupils' education...

 

More children caught bringing knives into school

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Knives, swords and machetes are among the weapons taken into school, police figures show...

 

Mobile phone ban in school relaxed to 'ease friction'

Wednesday 16th October 2019

A head teacher says the ban detracted from pupils' education - but other schools take a different view...

 

Child, 4, among 1,383 pupils caught with weapons

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Knives, swords and machetes are among the weapons taken into school, police figures show...

 

Mental health sick leave rises for emergency workers

Wednesday 16th October 2019

More police, firefighters and ambulance workers are having to take time off for mental ill health...

 

Child, four, among pupils taking weapons to school

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Knives, swords and machetes are among the weapons taken into school, police figures show...

 

How dad saved son from 'scalding cuppa' scars

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Each year hundreds of young UK children end up in hospital with severe but avoidable coffee and tea scalds, like Archie...

 

Richard Huckle: Paedophile killed in prison 'strangled and stabbed'

Wednesday 16th October 2019

The sex offender, who abused as many as 200 children, was found dead in prison on Sunday...

 

Career ambitions 'already limited by age of seven'

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Young people are often trapped by a lack of knowledge about job options, a report says...

 

Home education a 'huge undertaking for parents' - Ofsted

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Home educating is often a last resort for parents whose children have had problems at school, Ofsted says...

 

Braille books for schoolgirl made by Maghaberry prisoners

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Men at the Braille unit in Maghaberry Prison are making much-needed books for schoolgirl...

 

William and Kate meet schoolchildren in Pakistan

Tuesday 15th October 2019

The five-day tour will be the royal couple's "most complex" to date because of security concerns...

 

Prince William speaks about mental health on Pakistan school visit

Tuesday 15th October 2019

On the first full day of a royal tour, the duke and duchess visit a school for disadvantaged children...

 

Child gambling a 'growing problem' - study

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Two-fifths of 11- to 16-year-olds have gambled in the past year, research suggests...

 

Police Scotland stopped and searched 3,000 children

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Analysis of Police Scotland data shows that officers found nothing in almost two thirds of cases...

 

Racist abuse of England players 'utterly disgusting'

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Pupils at Raheem Sterling's old school give their reaction to the abuse England players faced in Bulgaria...

 

Prince Harry has an emotional moment during speech

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Prince Harry talks about becoming a father at the WellChild Awards...

 

Mental health sick leave rises for emergency workers

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Officers are urging police, ambulance and fire service colleagues to "seek help" after traumatic events...

 

Harry's emotional moment during speech over Meghan's pregnancy

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Prince Harry takes a moment as he talks about becoming a father at the WellChild Awards...

 

Mum's life a 'living hell' after son's death

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Henry Curtis-Williams took his own life five days after being discharged by a health trust...

 

'I rebel so I can look my grandchildren in the eye'

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Despite a London-wide police ban, a group called Extinction Rebellion Grandparents continue to protest...

 

Labour's nationalisation price tag would start at £196bn, CBI says

Monday 14th October 2019

The CBI employers' group claims Labour's plans would cost the combined health and education budgets...

 

Queen's Speech: New laws on crime, health and the environment planned

Monday 14th October 2019

Crime and health will take centre stage in Boris Johnson's new programme - but Labour call it a "stunt"...