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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...

 

Wiltshire Multi-agency Sexual Health Training

Thursday 4th July 2019

Wiltshire Council aims to provide a broad and accessible sexual health training programme tailored towards the needs of professionals...

 

"Improving Behaviour in School" guidance report by the Education Endowment Foundation

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

A new guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation on 'Improving Behaviour in School' argues that bullying can be reduced through a number of approaches, such as: Effective classroom management Children and young people being influenced by their peer networks and motivated by social justice  Positive teacher-pupil relationships, using Carol Dweck's research on "growth mindsets"...

 

Royal Mail: Dog Awareness Week 8th-13th July 2019

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

The Royal Mail are writing to Headteachers to ask if for support in helping to bring awareness to pupils of dog attacks on postmen and women as it gets closer to the school holidays...

 

New Wiltshire Secondary Equality Information Template

Monday 1st July 2019

The new 2019-20 Secondary Equality Information Template is now available for schools here; the Primary template was published In May, and is also now available)...

 

The importance of immunisation

Friday 28th June 2019

A letter has been produced to remind Wiltshire parents of the importance of immunisations...

 

Final guidance: Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Yesterday the DfE published the final guidance on relationships education (primary) relationships and sex education (secondary) and health education (primary and secondary)...

 

New Wiltshire dates for Making Every Contact Count

Friday 7th June 2019

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is about supporting you to make the most of every opportunity you have with the people you come into contact with every day...

 

Re:Fresh providing toiletry and sanitary products in Wiltshire schools

Thursday 6th June 2019

Re:Fresh is a schools based project that provides toiletry and sanitary items to children and young people in need...

 

The Anti-Bullying Week 2019 theme is 'Change Starts With Us'.

Tuesday 4th June 2019

It is happening Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November 2019...

 

New Wiltshire Primary Equality Information Template

Monday 20th May 2019

The new 2019-20 Primary Equality Information Template is now available for schools here, and the secondary template will follow shortly...

 

RHSE early adopter school programme

Tuesday 14th May 2019

The registration process has now been open for almost two months, resulting in over 1,000 schools signing up so far, including a number of Wiltshire schools...

 

Mental Health Services in Wiltshire - survey

Monday 13th May 2019

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year...

 

Wiltshire's Big Pledge - It’s Not Just Cricket Schools Challenge

Wednesday 8th May 2019

Celebrating this year's ICC Cricket World Cup coming to the UK this summer it's time for your school to step up to the Big Pledge Challenge over six weeks from 3 June to 14 July!  Register your school for FREE NOW for the It’s Not Just Cricket School Challenge and undertake ANY sport or activity as part of the timed challenge as your school 'completes a century' by logging minutes of activity to 'score a run' and to get gold! Sign up now at www...

 


National news archive

'It's good to have rules, children know where they stand'

Thursday 22nd August 2019

At the Michaela School near Wembley a strict ?tiger teaching? approach has drawn both criticism and praise...

 

Police probe death of boy, 10, in Birmingham

Thursday 22nd August 2019

The child was found unconscious at an address in Birmingham on Thursday...

 

Back-to-school uniform swap-shop is Dorset mum's mission

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Laura Mulley started the swap shop after her children grew out of their good quality uniforms...

 

Cheltenham postman turned professional wrestler

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Cheltenham postman Ryan Williams is living his childhood dream of becoming a professional wrestler...

 

Free childcare possibility for non-working parents in Wales

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Currently only working parents of three and four year olds are eligible for the benefit...

 

Texas school district sued for colouring in teen's hair

Wednesday 21st August 2019

The teen's parents are suing a Texas school district for using a black Sharpie to colour his scalp...

 

A55 crash: Two children flown to hospital after car overturns

Wednesday 21st August 2019

They are flown to Alder Hey Children's Hospital and a third person is taken to hospital in Bangor...

 

Shipping containers used to house homeless children

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless...

 

More schoolchildren 'rejecting cigarettes'

Tuesday 20th August 2019

The proportion of surveyed pupils who have ever smoked tobacco drops to a record low of 16%...

 

Essex dad's pollution superhero tale for life-limited son

Tuesday 20th August 2019

He hopes the children's book will create a legacy for his son, 5, who has a degenerative condition...

 

Basingstoke man and partner jailed for 'appalling' child sex abuse

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Police found images of the abuse on a phone belonging to a "prolific" sex offender...

 

The student teaching rugby to Peru's high-security prisoners

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Jo Penrose, 20, has spent two summers in Peru teaching rugby to children and prisoners...

 

Carer sentenced for having sex with 'vulnerable' client

Tuesday 20th August 2019

A judge says Kevin Woolston's mental health problems mean he should never have worked as a carer...

 

Shipping containers 'used to house homeless children'

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless...

 

School lunch standards warning under no-deal Brexit

Monday 19th August 2019

Councils' no-deal Brexit plans warn of more expensive school meals and lower nutritional standards...

 

No-deal papers reveal council fears over food supply

Monday 19th August 2019

Councils' no-deal Brexit plans warn of more expensive school meals and lower nutritional standards...

 

Teacher 'sexually assaulted by masseuse' at Cheshunt hotel

Monday 19th August 2019

The woman was on a "wellbeing weekend" organised by her school when she was assaulted, jurors hear...

 

Call for crackdown on junk food price deals to tackle obesity

Monday 19th August 2019

Health groups want restrictions on multi-buy promotions in a bid to tackle obesity...

 

Orkney pupils kept at home over 5G mobile health fears

Monday 19th August 2019

A small test transmitter broadcasts from the roof of a school on Stronsay in Orkney...

 

Bamburgh retirement home welcomes alpacas as new residents

Monday 19th August 2019

It is hoped John and David the alpacas will improve residents' health and wellbeing...

 

Sandwich River Stour search resumes for boy aged 6

Sunday 18th August 2019

The child fell into the River Stour in Sandwich, Kent, on Saturday lunchtime...

 

Pregnant and depressed: 'I feared they'd take my child if I admitted how I felt'

Sunday 18th August 2019

Anna Ceesay tried to hide it when she began to feel depressed and anxious during her second pregnancy...

 

Search for child missing in River Stour in Sandwich

Saturday 17th August 2019

A Coastguard helicopter is helping fire crews and police looking for the child in the River Stour...

 

Search for boy missing in River Stour in Sandwich

Saturday 17th August 2019

A Coastguard helicopter is helping fire crews and police looking for the child in the River Stour...

 

'Infertile' Stourbridge renal patient has healthy baby

Saturday 17th August 2019

The infant's father said he and his family were over the moon with their "miracle baby"...