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New Wiltshire dates for Making Every Contact Count

Friday 7th June 2019

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is about supporting you to make the most of every opportunity you have with the people you come into contact with every day...

 

Re:Fresh providing toiletry and sanitary products in Wiltshire schools

Thursday 6th June 2019

Re:Fresh is a schools based project that provides toiletry and sanitary items to children and young people in need...

 

The Anti-Bullying Week 2019 theme is 'Change Starts With Us'.

Tuesday 4th June 2019

It is happening Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November 2019...

 

New Wiltshire Primary Equality Information Template

Monday 20th May 2019

The new 2019-20 Primary Equality Information Template is now available for schools here, and the secondary template will follow shortly...

 

RHSE early adopter school programme

Tuesday 14th May 2019

The registration process has now been open for almost two months, resulting in over 1,000 schools signing up so far, including a number of Wiltshire schools...

 

Mental Health Services in Wiltshire - survey

Monday 13th May 2019

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year...

 

Wiltshire's Big Pledge - It’s Not Just Cricket Schools Challenge

Wednesday 8th May 2019

Celebrating this year's ICC Cricket World Cup coming to the UK this summer it's time for your school to step up to the Big Pledge Challenge over six weeks from 3 June to 14 July!  Register your school for FREE NOW for the It’s Not Just Cricket School Challenge and undertake ANY sport or activity as part of the timed challenge as your school 'completes a century' by logging minutes of activity to 'score a run' and to get gold! Sign up now at www...

 

Quality Review Framework for RSE

Tuesday 7th May 2019

This framework aims to help schools quality assure their RSE provision and enables schools individually, or in partnership, to undertake a review process as a self or peer review...

 

CWMT Wellbeing Challenge 2019

Friday 3rd May 2019

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Wellbeing Challenge 2019  is from Monday 17 to Friday 28 June   This summer, the CWMT are providing the chance to win a whole library of wellbeing books for your school or youth service...

 

This month it's Mental Health Awareness Week

Friday 3rd May 2019

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019...

 

2020 Wiltshire Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing Survey

Thursday 2nd May 2019

Wiltshire Council will be offering all schools in Wiltshire the chance to take part in the Wiltshire Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing Survey...

 

Beat the Street in Amesbury and Salisbury

Wednesday 1st May 2019

Beat the Street will turn Salisbury and Amesbury into a giant walking, cycling and scooting game for 6 weeks from the 20th of May...

 

Latest free mental health book from the CWMT book club

Tuesday 30th April 2019

The latest title in the CWMT Mental Health Book Club is going to be 'The Mental Health and Wellbeing Workout For Teens" by Paula Nagel...

 

Extended support from Kooth for young people in Wiltshire

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Kooth is a nationwide company that provides a free and anonymous, online wellbeing advice and counselling service and has been commissioned by Wiltshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group since 2016 as extra support for young people in the county between 11 and 18 years of age...

 

Making Every Contact Count - free training

Monday 8th April 2019

There are still free places left on the two day course on Monday 1st July & Monday 8th July @ Wiltshire CCG, Southgate House, Pans Lane, Devizes SN10...

 

Primary PE and Sport Premium presentations for governors

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Rik Grover is the Primary Sports Premium Lead Officer at ‘Wiltshire and Swindon Sport’ (WASP)...

 

Engaging with all parents and carers - new booklet

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

The Anna Freud Centre has launched Supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools: engaging with all parents and carers...

 

Beat the Street - coming soon

Monday 1st April 2019

Wiltshire Council are working in partnership with Intelligent Health to deliver the ‘Beat The Street’ initiative in Salisbury and Amesbury community areas in May 2019...

 

Responding to Queries on RSE and LGBT inclusion in schools

Thursday 28th March 2019

From September 2020, all primary schools in England will be required to teach Relationships Education, and all secondary schools in England will be required to teach Relationships and Sex Education...

 

University of Bristol survey on primary school health promoting environment

Wednesday 27th March 2019

The University of Bristol is about to start a new research project that aims to understand what primary schools can do to improve the health of our children...

 

Invitation to register as an early adopter: Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education

Thursday 21st March 2019

Following the recent publication of updated draft statutory guidance and regulations for the introduction by September 2020 of compulsory  Relationships Education for primary schools Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary schools Health Education in all state maintained schools the Department for Education is looking for schools to act as early adopters of this curriculum and begin teaching the new subjects from September 2019...

 

Step Up, Speak Up! A campaign toolkit to address online sexual harassment amongst young people (13–17)

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Launched this month, The Step Up, Speak Up! Teaching Toolkit is a practical, interactive and scenario-based resource which addresses the issue of online sexual harassment amongst 13-17 year olds...

 

Prevent factsheet

Thursday 14th March 2019

Wiltshire Council have produced a factsheet to explain what the Prevent duty is, why it is important and what people can do to support it...

 

Sign up to become an All Together anti-bullying school

Wednesday 13th March 2019

All Together, the whole school anti-bullying programme from the Anti-Bullying Alliance, has just reopened...

 

LGBT+ Standards for Wiltshire Schools

Monday 11th March 2019

These Standards enable secondary schools to show how they are providing a safe, inclusive and supportive environment that values and celebrates diversity...

 


National news archive

Are too many Army officers privately-educated?

Saturday 15th June 2019

The BBC has found almost half of the latest Army officer cadets went to private schools...

 

Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review

Saturday 15th June 2019

It comes after two more patient deaths are linked to an outbreak of listeria in hospital food...

 

Are too many Army officers privately educated?

Saturday 15th June 2019

The BBC has found almost half of the latest Army officer cadets went to private schools...

 

Channel migrants: Two boats intercepted off Kent coast

Saturday 15th June 2019

Children were among the 40 migrants picked up by Border Force off the Kent coast...

 

Sex education: Llanelli MP says no child should be excluded

Saturday 15th June 2019

Llanelli MP Nia Griffith says she does not want children excluded from sex and relationships lessons...

 

Berkshire family starts waste plastic swimsuit business

Saturday 15th June 2019

A Berkshire family has turned the oceans' waste plastic into a range of children's swimwear...

 

Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright joins kids' plastic toy push

Friday 14th June 2019

Actress Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, meets children who are upcycling their toys...

 

Tattoo parlours pose infection risk, warn health experts

Friday 14th June 2019

With one in five adults now having a tattoo, more should be done to protect the public, a report says...

 

Tory leadership: Matt Hancock 'mulling over' pulling out

Friday 14th June 2019

The health secretary, who came sixth in the first ballot, is understood to be deciding whether to continue...

 

Tory leadership: Matt Hancock quits contest

Friday 14th June 2019

The health secretary says he was "focused on the future" and a leader is needed for "the here and now"...

 

Ofsted sounds warning over outstanding schools

Friday 14th June 2019

Numerous outstanding schools are downgraded by Ofsted after concerns are raised...

 

Birmingham LGBT school row: MP Roger Godsiff given warning

Friday 14th June 2019

Labour MP Roger Godsiff is reprimanded after voicing support for parents opposed to LGBT teaching...

 

Two more hospital patients die in sandwich listeria outbreak

Friday 14th June 2019

Public Health England says there are now nine confirmed cases of listeria linked to the outbreak...

 

Munroe Bergdorf: NSPCC explains transgender activist decision

Friday 14th June 2019

The children's charity says her removal from its campaign was not because she is transgender...

 

Soaring second home ownership hitting young people

Friday 14th June 2019

More than one-in-10 people in the UK now own second homes, buy-to-let and overseas properties...

 

UK one of 'least family friendly' countries in Europe

Thursday 13th June 2019

The UK fares badly in rankings for paid parental leave and affordable quality childcare...

 

Students want parents to be told in mental health crisis

Thursday 13th June 2019

Two-thirds of students say universities should contact parents if there are serious mental health problems...

 

Thames Water: Supplies restored after Hampton burst pipe

Thursday 13th June 2019

Schools were closed and hospital appointments cancelled after a water pipe burst in Hampton...

 

Press release: Continued success in parents securing their top picks of school

Thursday 13th June 2019

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

 

School bus catches fire in Bury St Edmunds

Thursday 13th June 2019

Almost 60 children and 14 adults are on board a bus when it bursts into flames in Bury St Edmunds...

 

The death of a British skateboarding hero

Thursday 13th June 2019

Ben Raemers's death has prompted a conversation about mental health in the sport...

 

Children evacuated from Bury St Edmunds bus fire

Thursday 13th June 2019

The double-decker bus was taking pupils on a school trip when the blaze broke out...

 

Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US

Thursday 13th June 2019

Two complaints claim the firm lacks the required consent to build and store youngsters' voice profiles...

 

Press release: Thousands of new school places in underperforming areas

Thursday 13th June 2019

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

 

Birmingham LGBT lessons row: 'Children worried about protests'

Thursday 13th June 2019

Pupils have been concerned about protests against LGBT lessons in Birmingham, school staff and governors say...