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Free Healthy Eating Primary School Resources

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Eat Like A Champ is a free, evidence-based healthy eating programme aimed at primary school children aged 9-10 years, across the UK...

 

Multiagency Sexual Health Training

Tuesday 19th November 2019

This free multiagency course is provided by Wiltshire Council Public Health...

 

Wiltshire teachers achieve the national PSHE qualification

Thursday 14th November 2019

For the last two years staff from Wiltshire primary and secondary schools, as well as a candidate from Wiltshire Police, have been studying as part of the National PSHE CPD Programme...

 

UK Youth Parliament elections 2019

Wednesday 13th November 2019

UK Youth Parliament offers 11–18 year olds the opportunity to use their voice to bring about social change by standing for election as a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) in 2019...

 

Wiltshire emotional wellbeing and mental health strategy

Tuesday 12th November 2019

This new site presents key messages to clarify how educational settings can effectively address emotional wellbeing and mental health: https://mentalhealth...

 

RSE and Ofsted

Thursday 31st October 2019

The Sex Education Forum have published a useful article about RSE and the current Ofsted framework, which you can read in full here...

 

Free resources from The Alcohol Education Trust

Wednesday 30th October 2019

  Secondary schools are able to order the 110 page Talk About Alcohol workbook of 30 lesson plans, guidance, activities and games suitable for 11-18 year olds...

 

Primary schools are now invited to the Wiltshire Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference

Monday 21st October 2019

This event is now open to Wiltshire primary schools as the issues addressed will also be relevant to KS2 pupils...

 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools induction day 2020

Friday 18th October 2019

All schools can join the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Programme at Bronze Level...

 

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)...

 


National news archive

Parent school donations 'exacerbating inequality'

Wednesday 11th December 2019

In 2017-18, the average school in London raised £43,000 from donations...

 

Liam Payne on alcohol: 'My family were very worried'

Wednesday 11th December 2019

The star talks about sobriety, splitting from Cheryl, and being accused of trivialising bisexuality...

 

York dads' 'hair school' brings families closer

Wednesday 11th December 2019

A group for dads in York is helping them to style their daughter's hair and make new friends...

 

Eastleigh grotto for families priced out of Santa visit

Wednesday 11th December 2019

A community is making sure children from all backgrounds get a chance to tell Santa what they want...

 

School funding: 'No more' savings possible in some NI schools

Wednesday 11th December 2019

The head of the Education Authority says she acknowledges principals' growing frustration over funding...

 

Free grotto for families priced out of a Santa visit

Wednesday 11th December 2019

A community is making sure children from all backgrounds get a chance to tell Santa what they want...

 

Crossing Divides: York dads' 'hair school' brings families closer

Wednesday 11th December 2019

A group for dads in York is helping them to style their daughter's hair and make new friends...

 

Woman and child, 4, spotted on M62 in West Yorkshire

Wednesday 11th December 2019

The pair, thought to be asylum seekers, walked to Hartshead Services in West Yorkshire on Tuesday...

 

Family 'frightened' after Ickenham sex attack on boy

Wednesday 11th December 2019

The primary school pupil was assaulted in his bedroom at the flat in west London, on 22 November...

 

Jaden Moodie: The child groomed and killed in London's drug war

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Jaden Moodie's mother explains the despair of losing her 14-year-old son in London's drug gang war...

 

General election 2019: Do EU state aid rules stop school bus services?

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Claims about EU state aid rules causing problems for school bus provision fact-checked...

 

Fifteen-year-old maths star accepted for Edinburgh PhD

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Wang Pok Lo goes to his local comprehensive school but has already completed a masters in statistics...

 

'Heroes' praised for Glenlee mum and child flood rescue

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Nikki Birgit Campbell and her 23-month-old daughter, Rhea, were pulled from their car as it filled with flood water...

 

Health workers' strike: Nurses begin further 48 hours of action

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Members of the Royal College of Nursing are refusing to do things like working unpaid hours...

 

Air pollution: Cars, wood-burning stoves and industry targeted

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Public Health Wales estimates air pollution contributes to up to 1,400 deaths a year in Wales...

 

General election 2019: Jonathan Ashworth insists Jeremy Corbyn criticism was 'banter'

Tuesday 10th December 2019

The shadow health secretary says he was "joshing" in a secret recording leaked by a Tory friend...

 

GP Manish Shah guilty of sex assaults on 23 female patients

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Manish Shah cited Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody to instil fear in his patients about their health...

 

General election 2019: Jonathan Ashworth apologises after Corbyn criticism leak

Tuesday 10th December 2019

The shadow health secretary says he was "joshing" in a secret recording leaked by a Tory friend...

 

Care home owner John Allen guilty of child sex abuse

Tuesday 10th December 2019

John Allen, who is already serving a life sentence, abused five boys between 1976 and 1992...

 

Harley Watson's classmates pay tribute to Loughton car death pupil

Tuesday 10th December 2019

A minute's applause is held at Harley Watson's school, a week after his death...

 

Laurent Simons: Belgian child prodigy drops out of university

Tuesday 10th December 2019

His parents removed him after the university said he wouldn't graduate before turning 10...

 

Dorchester rape inquiry police release CCTV of suspect

Tuesday 10th December 2019

A 15-year-old girl was attacked on a school field by a man who reportedly carried a pocket knife...

 

General Election 2019: NI parties clash during BBC election debate

Tuesday 10th December 2019

The parties discuss Brexit, healthcare and the collapse of the assembly during the BBC debate...

 

Mental health: North Wales A&E support scheme extended

Monday 9th December 2019

A "life-changing" mental health service in hospitals is now being rolled out to GPs surgeries...

 

Should children watch toy unboxing videos?

Monday 9th December 2019

Millions of kids are watching toy unboxing videos in the run-up to Christmas...