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Classroom discussions on terrorist attacks

Thursday 23rd March 2017

the PSHE Association have produces a framework for schools to use to facilitate classroom discussions in the event of a terrorist attack that can be accessed here...

 

New resources for period education (ages 8-12)

Friday 17th March 2017

betty for schools is a new, curriculum-linked period education programme...

 

Register your school for Healthy Eating Week

Tuesday 7th March 2017

You can now register your school for BNF Healthy Eating Week 12-16 June 2017...

 

Wiltshire Thrive schools

Friday 3rd March 2017

The work of one of the Wiltshire Thrive schools is featured today in on the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald website...

 

Sex Education to be compulsory in all schools

Wednesday 1st March 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, has just announced proposed legislation for statutory Relationships and Sex Education in all schools – including academies and free schools...

 

Sexual Health Training - new dates

Tuesday 28th February 2017

New dates for the ‘No Worries’ service sexual health training have been added and are available for bookings at www...

 

Wiltshire Assembly of Youth (WAY) meetings

Friday 24th February 2017

Over the next 12 months more localised WAY meetings are being held, opening them up to a broader range of young people...

 

Children's Commissioner's Survey for Young People

Tuesday 21st February 2017

The Children’s Commissioner’s Office are planning their work for the next year and would like to know what children and young people think is important for them to do next...

 

Time to Change information session for Wiltshire secondary schools

Monday 20th February 2017

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

 

Disrespect Nobody campaign

Thursday 2nd February 2017

The  second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from today until the end of March...

 

Resources for LGBT history month

Wednesday 1st February 2017

This month is LGBT history month and related resources for schools can be found here...

 

Young Carers - Wiltshire Voices

Monday 30th January 2017

On Young Carers Awareness Day,Tuesday 26th January, four Wiltshire young carers were featured in a video commissioned by Wiltshire Council...

 

Launch of new CAMHS service: The Eating Disorder Service (TEDS)

Wednesday 25th January 2017

A launch event will be held on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at Devizes Corn Exchange from 9:30-4:30pm...

 

Updated PSHE programme of study

Wednesday 11th January 2017

This month the PSHE Association have updated their programme of study...

 

Wiltshire Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Friday 6th January 2017

A new wave of Youth Mental Health First Aid training is being delivered this year with the first dates now available for booking...

 

Free Change4Life Be Food Smart campaign packs

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Today Public Health England launches its new Change4Life Be Food Smart campaign...

 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools training May 11th 2017

Tuesday 13th December 2016

The next Wiltshire Healthy Schools training day is now open for booking...

 

New mental health toolkits and Wiltshire training

Monday 12th December 2016

Two new national mental health toolkits have recently been published which can be found here...

 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools success

Tuesday 29th November 2016

Schools which have prioritised the health and wellbeing of their pupils have been recognised at a special event yesterday evening...

 

Free Wiltshire session: Young People who self harm 10th January 2017

Monday 28th November 2016

The first session of the new Wiltshire School Mental Health Network is now available to book...

 

Wiltshire anti-bullying charter

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Young people in Wiltshire are standing together against bullying as part of a new charter, launched during Anti-Bullying Week...

 

Free resources for Alcohol Awareness Week

Monday 14th November 2016

To support teachers this Alcohol Awareness Week (November 14th - 20th), Drinkaware is providing an introductory lesson plan from its free Drinkaware for Education resources designed to help teachers of young people aged 9-14 to teach about alcohol...

 

New Wiltshire CSE website

Friday 11th November 2016

Wiltshire Council have produced a new website to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)...

 

Anti-Bullying Week 2016

Thursday 10th November 2016

We hope you are ready to take part in Anti-Bullying Week 2016 next week...

 

Free mental health assemblies and staff training for secondary research support

Friday 4th November 2016

The Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading are carrying out research to investigate what secondary teachers would find most useful to support them to teach about and manage mental health in their schools...

 


National news archive

Calls for Welsh mothers' mental health unit

Sunday 26th March 2017

A specialist mother and baby mental health unit should in Wales should be reinstated, a charity says...

 

Jeremy Hunt 'sorry' NHS 111 call did not spot boy's sepsis

Sunday 26th March 2017

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt addressed a memorial service for William Mead who died aged one...

 

Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?

Saturday 25th March 2017

Research is underway to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns...

 

Poor behaviour 'not taken seriously enough in schools'

Friday 24th March 2017

Behaviour tsar Tom Bennett says the issue of poor behaviour in schools in England has not been taken seriously enough...

 

Prince George to attend Thomas's School in Battersea

Friday 24th March 2017

The prince, who is four in July, will attend a preparatory school in south London from September...

 

Red Nose Day 2017 in Suffolk: From a giant Mexican wave to McFly

Friday 24th March 2017

Schools across Suffolk mark Red Nose Day, with events ranging from a Mexican wave, to a drumming session with Harry McFly...

 

Red Nose Day 2017: From a giant Mexican wave to McFly

Friday 24th March 2017

Schools across Suffolk mark Red Nose Day, with events ranging from a Mexican wave, to a drumming session with Harry McFly...

 

Christopher Metcalfe in court over child sex offences

Thursday 23rd March 2017

The retired teacher has been accused of attacking three girls, one of whom was in care at the time...

 

'Wicked' Aberdeen child rapist jailed for 15 years

Thursday 23rd March 2017

A 69-year-old Aberdeen child rapist whose abuse of young girls was described as "wicked" is jailed for 15 years...

 

Doncaster primary school investigates pupil's walkout

Thursday 23rd March 2017

The school apologised after the child was found an hour later more than two miles (3...

 

Pinner school faces closure after chalk mine discovery

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Geological surveys have found the ground beneath the Pinner Wood School is unstable...

 

Moira Anderson search: No remains found in canal

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Police find no human remains in the search of a canal for a schoolgirl who disappeared 60 years ago...

 

Pilot Paul Grebenc jailed for drinking before flight

Thursday 23rd March 2017

A pilot is jailed after admitting he boarded a flight while more than double the drink-fly alcohol limit...

 

York after-school club 'locked girl in church crypt'

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Two five-year-old girls were accidentally locked in at an after-school club, a mother claims...

 

News story: UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

'Stay brave' on school funding, ministers urged

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

The new funding formula for England's schools is fair - but there is too little cash overall, say governors...

 

Fathers 'afraid to ask for flexible working'

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

An inquiry begins into the difficulties fathers face when trying to juggle work and childcare...

 

School funding is 'fair' but too little cash, say governors

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

New funding formula for England's schools is fair - but there is too little cash overall, say governors...

 

School governors point to 'diabolical' budget squeeze

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

School governors label budget squeeze 'diabolical', as new funding formula is considered in England...

 

Everton Football Club's free school for troubled kids

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

It's the only school run by a Premier League football club...

 

Everton FC: The football club that teaches troubled children

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Everton Free School is the first school run by a Premier League club...

 

Modifications to car 'led to the deaths of two young people'

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

The carbon monoxide levels produced by the modified car were 1,000 times higher than a factory standard vehicle...

 

PMQs: May gets personal with Corbyn over grammar schools

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Theresa May attacks Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for sending his son to a grammar school...

 

UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

The A-level student noticed something odd in radiation levels from the International Space Station...

 

School funding: Fundraising to keep schools running

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

The BBC's spoke to two schools, in two different areas, to find out how they are going to cope with budget squeezes...