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PSHE and Healthy Schools network meetings

Monday 24th July 2017

The dates for the next PSHE and Healthy School network meetings are now available...

 

Keep Safe: intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities who display harmful sexual behaviour(s) and their parents/carers

Monday 10th July 2017

Monday 11th September & Tuesday 12th September 2017, 9:30-4:30pm at Somerdale Pavilion, Keynsham, BS31 2FW...

 

Give your views on PSHE and win a shopping voucher

Wednesday 28th June 2017

Oxford Brookes University’s Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health is conducting research on teaching PSHE in any school...

 

Healthy Schools achievement

Friday 23rd June 2017

The achievements of schools, which have prioritised the health and wellbeing of their pupils, were recognised at a special event yesterday evening...

 

Free survey briefing sessions from this month

Monday 12th June 2017

Nearly 10,000 young people took part in the Wiltshire children and young people's health and wellbeing survey this year which provides a powerful pupil voice telling us about the lives they lead, their daily habits, their fears and aspirations...

 

Wiltshire's Big Pledge 2017

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Following 2016 successful Road to Rio challenge, Wiltshire’s Big Pledge has returned this year with its London Calling challenge...

 

2017 Make Your Mark campaign for schools

Friday 2nd June 2017

The time has come to register for the 2017 Make Your Mark campaign, coordinated by the UK Youth Parliament and British Youth Council...

 

Encourage healthy sun safety habits this summer

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Re-launched today is Soltan Sun Ready, a free sun safety education programme for 5-11s from Boots Soltan: www...

 

All Together programme now available

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Any school in England can now sign up to be part of the All Together programme, through which they’ll have access to a wealth of resources and training...

 

Free mental health training session for secondary schools

Friday 7th April 2017

Time to Change are providing a free Training for Trainers session for Wiltshire secondary schools on Tuesday 27th June 2017 at Devizes School from 4pm -6pm...

 

New books available from the free mental health book club

Thursday 6th April 2017

The third free book from the CWMT Mental Health Book Club is now available to order...

 

Premier League Primary Stars launch

Friday 31st March 2017

Launched this week, Premier League Primary Stars is an exciting new national learning programme for primary school girls and boys aged 5-11...

 

Healthwatch Wiltshire. Young Listeners - invite to secondary schools

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Healthwatch Wiltshire are inviting pupils from up to five Wiltshire secondary schools to take part in the next stage of the Young Listeners Project - Advancing Mental Health in Schools...

 

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...

 


National news archive

Food banks warn of school holiday hunger

Tuesday 25th July 2017

Many children risk going hungry over the summer, warns the Trussell Trust, which runs 420 UK food banks...

 

Cut off

Tuesday 25th July 2017

For many ex-believers, leaving the religion means they can no longer speak to their children or parents...

 

What it's like to use a food bank

Tuesday 25th July 2017

Sarah is a teaching assistant and struggles to feed her nine-year-old boy during the school holidays...

 

Action urged to teach children to swim

Monday 24th July 2017

Almost a third of 11-year-olds in England leave primary school unable to swim, a survey suggests...

 

Alcohol minimum pricing appeal to be heard

Monday 24th July 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association has appealed against plans to regulate the price of alcohol...

 

Prince William: I talk to the children about 'Granny Diana'

Monday 24th July 2017

Prince William talks about keeping his mother's memory alive for his own children...

 

Devon drugs death girl 'paid ultimate price'

Monday 24th July 2017

The family of 15-year-old Leah Kerry say she knew the dangers but "thought she was invincible"...

 

Cartoon alien helps children in Mexico deal with trauma

Monday 24th July 2017

In Mexico a psychologist has come up with an unusual way of getting children, dealing with trauma, to open up about their experiences...

 

Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014

Saturday 22nd July 2017

Councils say child homelessness has reached unsustainable levels with the numbers rising sharply...

 

Princes tell documentary of 'fun' childhood with Diana

Saturday 22nd July 2017

William and Harry speak candidly for a documentary marking the 20th anniversary of her death...

 

Princess Diana's belongings to be displayed at Buckingham Palace

Friday 21st July 2017

Belongings on show will include her school lunch box, ballet shoes and cassette tapes...

 

Theresa May urged to intervene in imminent Saudi executions

Friday 21st July 2017

A group of 14 prisoners - two of whom were children when arrested - face imminent death...

 

School's out!

Friday 21st July 2017

Parents ponder whether to relax and pack away the school books - or get ahead for next term...

 

People hurt as ceiling collapses during school prom

Friday 21st July 2017

Six people receive treatment from emergency workers, including a girl, 10, hit by glass...

 

Willenhall Academy: Teacher snapped 'asleep' at school

Friday 21st July 2017

The agency worker was pictured with her head on a desk in an image shared on social media...

 

Young children groomed on live streaming app Periscope

Friday 21st July 2017

Some were live streaming from their classrooms, a BBC investigation finds...

 

Charlie Gard campaigners warned over hospital protests

Friday 21st July 2017

The judge in Charlie's case said there were "lots and lots" of other sick children at the hospital...

 

Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014

Friday 21st July 2017

Councils say child homelessness has reached unsustainable levels with the numbers rising sharply...

 

Working parents face rising holiday childcare costs

Thursday 20th July 2017

The average cost of summer holiday childcare is rising and council-run childcare is getting scarcer...

 

Preventing dementia: Nine tips that could help you stay sharp

Thursday 20th July 2017

It often presents in old age but there are steps you can take before then to keep your brain healthy...

 

'Too many' patients locked in for mental health care

Thursday 20th July 2017

England's health regulator says a high proportion of people should be cared for closer to home...

 

Summer childcare costs reach record levels

Thursday 20th July 2017

The average cost of summer holiday childcare is at its highest yet and council-run childcare is scarcer...

 

How do you get ready...

Thursday 20th July 2017

for BIG school? Children get ready for the next step - and describe their expectations...

 

DUP MLA Edwin Poots addresses gathering in Irish

Thursday 20th July 2017

The DUP MLA Edwin Poots addresses the MacGill Summer School in County Donegal in Irish...

 

Ex-football coach Mark Ellis jailed for sex abuse

Thursday 20th July 2017

The 57-year-old had been running a football team and a training school in South Lanarkshire at the time...