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KS1-5 Hollyoaks and extremism resources

Monday 27th January 2020

Each week,  www.votesforschools.com  creates resources for schools and youth leaders to hold a debate on a topical issue...

 

30th January - Young Carer Awareness Day 2020

Friday 24th January 2020

Carer Support Wiltshire have put together a digital pack for Wiltshire Schools, Sixth Forms and Colleges to raise awareness of young carers and how they can get support...

 

Latest Free Mental Health Book Club Titles

Friday 24th January 2020

From Monday 27th January you will be able to opt in for one of two titles from the CWMT Book Club: 'Mud Boy' by Sarah Siggs (Primary)   or 'Teen Substance Use, Mental Health and Body Image' by Ian Macdonald (Secondary)    Mud Boy is a really engaging story about a boy called Sam’s experiences of receiving ‘mud words’ from other children – things they say which hurt him and end up sticking with him...

 

Free period products for all schools and colleges

Thursday 23rd January 2020

This month the DfE has launched a new scheme to provide free period products for all schools and colleges...

 

Soft Drinks Industry Levy Wiltshire Report

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

This week Wiltshire Council Public Health have published a report on how Wiltshire Schools have spent the Soft Drinks Industry Levy or 'Sugar Tax'...

 

Wiltshire Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing Survey

Tuesday 21st January 2020

The 2020 survey is now open. We are expecting this to be the largest survey of children and young people in Wiltshire involving 120 schools and more than 10 000 young people...

 

A show about resilience, mental health and well-being for Year 7 & 8s

Monday 20th January 2020

“TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” A show by Peepolykus Theatre Company & Partners Theatre Company...

 

Sexual Health multi-agency training calendar 2020

Friday 10th January 2020

Wiltshire Council Public Health have recently launched a new  programme of sexual health training...

 

Five to Thrive training

Thursday 9th January 2020

Exciting training opportunity: Five to Thrive: Attachment, Trauma informed practice and Resilience (FTT:ATR)  training available 3rd March 9...

 

Network meeting dates for 2020

Thursday 12th December 2019

Healthy Schools and PSHE network meetings Thursday 27th February 2020, 4:00-5:30pm at Lyneham Primary School Thursday 18th June 2020, 4:00-5:30pm at Studley Green Primary School, Trowbridge Wednesday 14th October 2020 4:00-5:30pm at Melksham Oak School, Melksham These meetings 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 these free events email: Helen...

 

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...

 


National news archive

Alcohol off-sales fall in first year of minimum pricing

Tuesday 28th January 2020

The volume of pure alcohol sold per person is down 3...

 

School curriculum overhaul for Wales published

Tuesday 28th January 2020

It will be the first complete reform to the curriculum in Wales in more than 30 years...

 

Wales smacking ban: Your questions answered

Tuesday 28th January 2020

What if a parent from England, unaware of the ban, is caught smacking their child in Wales?Read full story...

 

Ex-England women's footballer blames dementia on heading

Monday 27th January 2020

Former England and Southampton player Sue Lopez says children should not be heading the ball...

 

Milly Dowler’s family ‘was targeted’ by Sunday People

Monday 27th January 2020

Court papers suggest the tabloid may have targeted the mobile phone of the murdered schoolgirl...

 

Hackney abandoned baby: Picture released of newborn

Monday 27th January 2020

Police appeal for the child's mother to get in touch after he was found in a blanket on a doorstep...

 

Boarding schools warn against virus 'xenophobia'

Monday 27th January 2020

Schools are told to watch out for prejudice towards Chinese pupils because of the coronavirus...

 

'Postnatal depression doesn't only affect mums'

Sunday 26th January 2020

Viren Swami struggled after his son was born and wants all new dads to have a mental health check...

 

Mark Wallinger: The artist who wants to provoke pupils' creativity

Saturday 25th January 2020

Top artist Mark Wallinger has become a school's artist-in-residence to fight for more creativity...

 

Lego artist David Turner denies glamorising guns

Saturday 25th January 2020

David Turner, who grew up in Northern Ireland, says the work is inspired by his childhood...

 

Dublin child deaths: Three McGinley children found dead in house

Saturday 25th January 2020

Grieving father releases a photo of his two young sons and daughter found dead in a Dublin house...

 

Swansea health board delays staff recruitment to cut costs

Friday 24th January 2020

Swansea Bay health board says the move does not affect doctor or nurse recruitment...

 

China coronavirus: 14 people in UK tested for new strain

Friday 24th January 2020

Five people tested negative while nine others are waiting for results, says Public Health England...

 

Middlesbrough children's services 'inadequate'

Friday 24th January 2020

There are "widespread failures" and children are left at risk of harm for too long, inspectors find...

 

Wetherspoons: Pub chain tells parents to stick to two drinks

Friday 24th January 2020

The pub chain says it wants to deter "unruly behaviour" in pubs by children left unsupervised...

 

Richard Huckle jail killing: Inmate charged with murder

Friday 24th January 2020

Richard Huckle, who abused as many as 200 Malaysian children, was found dead in his cell in October...

 

A&E services could end at Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Friday 24th January 2020

The health board says 24-hour consultant-led care cannot continue without risks to patient safety...

 

Bodies of three children found in County Dublin

Friday 24th January 2020

Gardaí investigating after the bodies were discovered in Newcastle on Friday...

 

Two weeks of leave for UK parents who lose a child

Thursday 23rd January 2020

The law, which will come into force in April, will be the most generous in the world, ministers say...

 

'No evidence' of minimum alcohol pricing impact on young drinkers

Thursday 23rd January 2020

An NHS study suggests the 50p minimum per unit of alcohol is failing to deter underage drinking...

 

One in four children 'has too little sleep'

Thursday 23rd January 2020

A lack of rest leaves youngsters unable to focus at school, a World Health Organization study says...

 

Scotland's papers: 'Disastrous' ferry contract and 'Gaelic first' schools

Thursday 23rd January 2020

The inquiry into the delayed delivery of two CalMac ferries and "Gaelic as first language" schools make the front pages...

 

Edinburgh trainee surgeon's memorial fund to rebuild Zambian school

Thursday 23rd January 2020

About £30,000 has been raised in memory of William Reid, who died in a ski accident, to rebuild a school in Zambia...

 

Coronavirus: 'Increased likelihood' of cases in the UK

Thursday 23rd January 2020

The health secretary says there are no confirmed cases of the virus in the UK, which is "well prepared"...

 

New 'transformational' code to protect children's privacy online

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Future generations will be "astonished" to think we did not protect kids, the information commissioner says...