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Wiltshire anti-bullying podcasts

Friday 17th November 2017

This week is Anti-Bullying Week (13th-17th November) coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance...

 

Melksham Healthy Schools

Thursday 16th November 2017

Yesterday Melksham schools celebrated their recent Healthy Schools achievements at a celebration event at The Manor School...

 

Wiltshire CAMHS online referral

Monday 13th November 2017

You can now refer young people to Wiltshire CAMHS Online www...

 

Tidworth Healthy Schools

Thursday 9th November 2017

Yesterday Tidworth area schools celebrated their recent Healthy Schools achievements at a celebration event at Wellington Academy...

 

Managing sexualised behaviour in primary schools - online course

Wednesday 8th November 2017

This online course from the NSPCC is suitable for primary teachers, TAs and support staff...

 

Powerfully Positive Lunchtimes and Playtimes and Calm Dining Halls

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Woodlands Primary School are hosting a morning workshop from Jenny Mosley on Friday 8th December 2017 from 9:30-11:30am...

 

Survey overview report published

Friday 3rd November 2017

The first of 6 reports presenting data from the 2017 Wiltshire Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing survey has now been published...

 

UK Youth Parliament Elections

Friday 27th October 2017

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 2018...

 

Free 2 day drug and alcohol awareness training during November

Thursday 26th October 2017

Wednesday 29th November 2017, 9:30-4:00pm at Corsham Campus, Corsham and Thursday 30th November 2017, 9:30-4:00pm at Monkton Park, Chippenham...

 

Teaching about young peoples' rights on social media

Wednesday 11th October 2017

The Children’s Commissioner has recently launched a series of child-friendly guides and resources for teachers to help children to understand what they are signing up to when they use Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and WhatsApp...

 

Black History Month resources

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Black History Month (BHM)...

 

Are you ready for winter?

Monday 2nd October 2017

The winter months are just around the corner and being prepared is crucial in managing additional health pressures...

 

National PSHE CPD course in Wiltshire

Tuesday 26th September 2017

We are pleased to be able to offer Wiltshire teachers, and others who are involved in the delivery of PSHE, the opportunity to undertake the national qualification in PSHE during 2018...

 

PLAN-A positive results from a local study

Monday 18th September 2017

Since 2015, the University of Bristol has been working with Wiltshire Council to trial a project to increase physical activity in Year 8 girls...

 

Free anti-bullying week resources now available

Friday 15th September 2017

The Anti-Bullying Alliance have created some innovative resources including, cross curricular activities, posters and lesson/assembly plans...

 

Free book about Asperger Syndrome

Monday 11th September 2017

There is still time (until 17th September 2017) to receive the current book from the Mental Health Book Club:  Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome? A guide for friends and family by June Welton You can 'opt in' by completing the survey via the link below and receive this book...

 

The Healthy Me Herald

Friday 8th September 2017

The Healthy Me Herald is a new monthly newsletter and fun way to keep informed about what is happening across our four Healthy Me locations in Wiltshire...

 

New PSHE lessons for secondary schools

Thursday 7th September 2017

New Rise Above lesson plans for secondary school PSHE teachers  are now available to download from the School Zone from Public Health England’s schools programme...

 

Oral Health training resource

Wednesday 6th September 2017

in addition to the Oral Health Activity pack, launched last term, the Oral Health Promotion Team have produced a training resource...

 

You're never too young to talk mental health

Tuesday 5th September 2017

You can now download the first instalment of these free resources: A Supporting Mental Health in Schools booklet and a series of expert advice films, which are linked to the national campaign ‘You’re never too young to talk mental health’...

 

Updated national guidance for schools on bullying

Friday 1st September 2017

The Department for Education has updated its guidance for all schools on preventing and tackling bullying...

 

Healthy Schools training 2018

Thursday 31st August 2017

With only 1 place now remaining on the November 2017 Healthy Schools training, the next date is now open for booking on    Tuesday 14th November 2017, 9:30am-4:00pm at Braeside, Devizes This training day is for schools taking part in any level of the Wiltshire programme...

 

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...

 


National news archive

Counting down

Saturday 25th November 2017

How Advent has gone from chocolate treats for children to an extravagant present-filled bonanza...

 

YouTube child abuse reporting system 'flawed'

Friday 24th November 2017

Volunteer moderators say there could be more than 50,000 predatory accounts on the site...

 

Festive treats

Friday 24th November 2017

A woman was asked for ID over a mince pie - so how much alcohol is in the festive treats and are they OK for kids? Read full story...

 

Predatory accounts still on YouTube

Friday 24th November 2017

The way of reporting sexualised comments about children has not been working, moderators say...

 

YouTube failed to remove sexualised comments

Friday 24th November 2017

The way of reporting sexualised comments about children has not been working, moderators say...

 

Sexual abuser 'still has parental rights' over his children

Friday 24th November 2017

A mother's story about her husband - who abused their children but still has parental rights Read full story...

 

Pullman's plea to save school libraries

Friday 24th November 2017

Philip Pullman, and scores of other authors, urge the education secretary to protect school libraries in England...

 

Glitch in YouTube's tool for tracking obscene comments

Friday 24th November 2017

A system for flagging indecent comments on children's videos was compromised by a serious glitch...

 

Pupils asked: 'Would you live next to a black person?'

Friday 24th November 2017

A question posed in one school's diversity lesson prompts a parent to complain...

 

Three cups of coffee a day 'may have health benefits'

Thursday 23rd November 2017

But there is no reason to start drinking coffee for health reasons, the BMJ study found...

 

James Bulger killer Jon Venables recalled to prison

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Jon Venables, who killed toddler James Bulger in 1993, is suspected of having child abuse images...

 

Alcohol brain damage 'affects thousands'

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Experts say the condition often goes undiagnosed but 75% of people can show signs of recovery after rehab...

 

When I look into my son's eyes I see the man who raped me

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Catherine became pregnant after being raped, but she decided to give birth to the child...

 

Redo the bathroom?

Thursday 23rd November 2017

The BBC asked a selection of young people for their reaction to measures announced in the Budget...

 

Pullman's plea to save school libraries

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Philip Pullman, and scores of other authors, urge the education secretary to protect school libraries in England...

 

Dolly the sheep health fears 'unfounded'

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Concerns that Dolly the cloned sheep had early-onset arthritis were unfounded, scientists say...

 

Lack of disabled toilet provision 'unacceptable'

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Disabled children face being changed on toilet floors because of a lack of facilities, MPs are told...

 

'Sadistic' couple jailed for campaign of child abuse

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Two boys were beaten, force fed, made to take scalding showers, and stopped from using the toilet...

 

Manchester bombing: Olivia Campbell-Hardy trust set up

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

The family of a victim of the Manchester Arena bombing have set up a charity to keep her memory alive and help other young people with similar hobbies...

 

Inside a new school for children with special educational needs

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

The 15.5m project has been funded by Essex County Council...

 

Cash for maths, but no extra for core school budgets

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

The Budget offers more for maths A-level, but no extra for school core budgets...

 

The game which helps children talk openly about grief.

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

A child psychotherapist has told BBC 5 live he?s created a game which aims to help children open up about grief...

 

Six months on

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Charities say many children are still recovering from the emotional trauma of the terrorist attack...

 

Budget: Heads say extra maths cash is 'drop in ocean'

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

School leaders are "extremely disappointed" by the Budget, despite boost for maths A-level...

 

Caldey Abbey apology over handling of monk sex abuse claims

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Caldey Abbey says claims one of its monks had sexually abused children should have been passed to police...