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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)...

 

What if schools valued wellbeing more than results?

Wednesday 17th July 2019

There is an interesting article in the TES which can be read here exploring how the New Zealand government puts mental health above economic stability...

 

Professional Association for School Mental Health Leads

Tuesday 16th July 2019

From September Dr Pooky Knightsmith will be leading a Professional Membership Association for School Mental Health leads on behalf of the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools...

 

Time to Change’s In Your Corner campaign now live for secondary schools to sign up.

Monday 15th July 2019

This year’s campaign is called In Your Corner, encouraging young people to reach out to and support their friends, and aiming to breakdown some of the misconceptions about mental health and illness...

 

New Wiltshire Special School Equality Information Template

Monday 15th July 2019

The new 2019-20 Special Schools’ Equality Information Template is now available here...

 

DfE RSE and Health Education guides for parents.

Friday 12th July 2019

Following the publication of the final statutory RSHE guidance, the DfE has also published two short guides for parents of primary and secondary age pupils that schools can use to communicate with them about teaching relationships and health education...

 

Make Your Mark 2019 - the UK’s largest youth consultation

Thursday 11th July 2019

Please find attached here a letter from Helen Jones (Director of Commissioning) & Helean Hughes (Director Education and Skills) containing the following text: During 2018 over 1...

 

November network meeting - Wiltshire PSHE and Healthy Schools

Wednesday 10th July 2019

Wednesday 27th November 2019, 4:00-5:30pm at Sutton Veny Primary School Refreshments available from 3:30pm This meeting 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 this free event email: Helen...

 

DfE Healthy Schools Rating Scheme

Monday 8th July 2019

This morning, the Department for Education published details for the new Healthy Schools Rating Scheme...

 

New primary 10 Minute Shake Up activities launched by Disney and Change4Life

Thursday 4th July 2019

Teachers can make a difference to pupils’ wellbeing by implementing fun physical activity across the school day Find out more about the Change4Life and Disney resources on the School Zone of the Public Health England website...

 

Wiltshire Multi-agency Sexual Health Training

Thursday 4th July 2019

Wiltshire Council aims to provide a broad and accessible sexual health training programme tailored towards the needs of professionals...

 

"Improving Behaviour in School" guidance report by the Education Endowment Foundation

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

A new guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation on 'Improving Behaviour in School' argues that bullying can be reduced through a number of approaches, such as: Effective classroom management Children and young people being influenced by their peer networks and motivated by social justice  Positive teacher-pupil relationships, using Carol Dweck's research on "growth mindsets"...

 

Royal Mail: Dog Awareness Week 8th-13th July 2019

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

The Royal Mail are writing to Headteachers to ask if for support in helping to bring awareness to pupils of dog attacks on postmen and women as it gets closer to the school holidays...

 

New Wiltshire Secondary Equality Information Template

Monday 1st July 2019

The new 2019-20 Secondary Equality Information Template is now available for schools here; the Primary template was published In May, and is also now available)...

 

The importance of immunisation

Friday 28th June 2019

A letter has been produced to remind Wiltshire parents of the importance of immunisations...

 

Final guidance: Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Yesterday the DfE published the final guidance on relationships education (primary) relationships and sex education (secondary) and health education (primary and secondary)...

 

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...

 

NICE is updating its guideline on Alcohol interventions in secondary and further education

Friday 8th March 2019

New draft recommendations will support the Department for Education’s (DfE) plan to make alcohol education a compulsory component of personal, social and health education (PSHE) in all state-funded schools in England from September 2020...

 

Young people and digital health technologies event in Bath on 19th March

Wednesday 27th February 2019

FREE, 1-day event at the Apex City of Bath Hotel in Bath on young people and digital health technologies on 19th March 2019, 10...

 

The Princess and the FOG - from the CWMT Mental Health Book Club

Thursday 7th February 2019

The latest title in the CWMT Mental Health Book Club is going to be 'The Princess and the FOG' by LLoyd Jones...

 

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019

Monday 28th January 2019

Each year Carers Trust organises Young Carers Awareness Day...

 

Equalities Teams

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

An E-Team is a group of young people supported by adults that works to promote equality within their setting...

 

Secondary school Education for Wellbeing research programme

Thursday 17th January 2019

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) is looking for mainstream secondary schools to apply to take part in their Education for Wellbeing research programme to implement and evaluate a range of mental health interventions for pupils in years 7, 8 and 9...

 

Free ZAP workshops for young people aged 9-16

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Kidscape will be delivering their ZAP Workshop in Bristol on Thursday 14th March 2019 This workshop is open to young people and their parents/carers who are affected by bullying...

 

Beat the Bugs May 2019 - train the trainer

Friday 11th January 2019

This free Train the Trainer course is designed for community settings, such as schools, care homes and anywhere hygiene and microbe awareness is important...

 

Short Breaks scheme for children and young people (SEND)

Thursday 10th January 2019

Information can be found below about this year’s Wiltshire Short Breaks Scheme for children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and who require additional support to access leisure activities...

 

New Change4Life teaching resources help pupils cut back on sugar

Tuesday 8th January 2019

Public Health England reveals children are consuming 2,800 excess sugar cubes each year...

 

Energy drink guidance

Monday 7th January 2019

Energy drink guidance for professionals working with children and young people (Wiltshire Council, 2018) The above guidance on energy drinks for professionals has been published by Wiltshire Council to raise awareness of the negative impact that energy drink consumption can have and to prepare for a proposed change in legislation, which could see the sale of energy drinks banned to children and young people...

 

The Red Box Project in Wiltshire

Wednesday 19th December 2018

The Red Box Project ensures that no young person misses school because they have their period...

 

New weight management service for ages 14+

Tuesday 18th December 2018

We are pleased to announce that Wiltshire’s weight management provider, Solutions 4 Health who deliver the Shape Up 4 Life group weight management programme, now accept referrals of people who are 14 years or older...

 

Materials from conference: The Internet and Indecent Images of Children

Tuesday 11th December 2018

The UK wide child sexual abuse charity, Lucy Faithfull Foundation hosted a conference on the 10th May 2018 and invited professionals from across the South West...

 

The latest Wiltshire Healthy Schools

Friday 7th December 2018

Twelve Wiltshire schools which have recently achieved Wiltshire Healthy Schools status were recognised at a special event on Thursday 6th December at County Hall...

 

Wiltshire Daily Mile case study

Thursday 6th December 2018

Many Wiltshire schools are now implementing the Daily Mile in various forms...

 

Dance Fitness for schools at Salisbury Cathedral

Wednesday 5th December 2018

DDMIX - Dance Fitness by Dame Darcey Bussell DBE, supported by local councils, are calling schools in their area to register to take part in this exciting health & fitness dance competition...

 

Minor changes to online audit, relating to Safeguarding criteria

Friday 23rd November 2018

A few minor changes to the Wiltshire Healthy Schools audit have been made today and as a result some of the numbering of criteria has changed...

 

Updated guidance on mental health and behaviour

Thursday 22nd November 2018

This month the guidance from the DfE on mental health and behaviour in schools has been updated...

 

Hate Crime poster and VLOG competition for Wiltshire schools

Thursday 8th November 2018

Open to all Wiltshire and Swindon primary and secondary schools Wiltshire Police is running a primary and secondary schools competition on the subject of Hate Crime...

 

On my mind

Friday 19th October 2018

On my mind is a new national website for young people that has been launched this week...

 

Anti-Bullying week resources

Thursday 18th October 2018

Anti-Bullying Week 2018 is fast approaching and this year the theme is Choose Respect...

 

Free Online Safety events in Wiltshire during March

Monday 15th October 2018

There are two free Online Safety events in Wiltshire during March which are now available for you to apply for...

 

Virgin Care Single Point of Access

Monday 15th October 2018

Virgin Care is making it easier to access Wiltshire Children’s Community Services, enabling children and their families to get the help they need more efficiently...

 

Wiltshire County Lines survey

Monday 15th October 2018

On behalf of Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Council’s Community Safety Team we are asking schools to complete this short County Lines Survey, alongside other colleagues, by Friday 5th November...

 

Wiltshire school experience survey report published

Friday 12th October 2018

The final summary report School Experience has now been published from the 2017 Wiltshire Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey and can found alongside the other reports here...

 

Opportunity for Resource Base development

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Wiltshire Council are looking for expressions of interest (EOI) from primary schools that would either: 1...

 

Call for candidates for UK Youth Parliament

Monday 8th October 2018

Applications are now open for young people aged 11-18 years to stand for election to the United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP)...

 

Free Book - All birds have anxiety

Friday 28th September 2018

The latest book club title from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Mental Health Book Club is going to be 'All Birds Have Anxiety' by Kathy Hoopmann...

 

Fearless - County Lines resources

Thursday 27th September 2018

Fearless has just completed a pilot of a new resource in relation  to County Lines for youth professionals...

 

Beat the Bugs - Train the Trainer

Wednesday 26th September 2018

This free Train the Trainer course is designed for community settings, such as schools, care homes and anywhere hygiene and microbe awareness is important...

 

Peer education support from Kidscape

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Kidscape are able to offer secondary schools training and materials to run sustainable peer mentoring programmes, based on the model used for the Wiltshire Thrive programme...

 

Primary mental health animation for World Mental Health Day

Friday 21st September 2018

Those working in and with primary schools can use the Charity Award nominated  Talking Mental Health animation and teacher toolkit, from Anna Freud, with year 5 and 6 pupils...

 

Stoptober and stop smoking support for under 18s

Tuesday 18th September 2018

The Public Health England 2018 Stoptober campaign is promoting the message that quitting is easier with support...

 

Hate Crime Conference in Trowbridge

Friday 14th September 2018

There will be a Hate Crime Conference with a Focus on Racial Hatred and Islamaphobia  on Thursday 18th Oct 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm  at Trowbridge Town Hall, Market Place...

 

SUGAR SMART September

Thursday 13th September 2018

SUGAR SMART September – The national campaign SUGAR SMART September is underway! Schools, businesses and individuals are raising awareness of SUGAR SMART all over the country and making SUGAR SMART pledges...

 

Soroptimists help Wiltshire schools promote positive relationships

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Swindon Soroptimists have developed a lesson plan and bookmark to help secondary schools in Swindon and Wiltshire promote positive relationships...

 

Free drama on youth homelessness for Wiltshire secondary schools

Tuesday 11th September 2018

The Natural Theatre Company in partnership with Developing Health & Independence (DHI) are putting on a short production to show the realities of youth homelessness to make students aware of how this can happen...

 

Gas Safety Week 17th-23rd September

Thursday 6th September 2018

The eighth annual Gas Safety Week will see organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning...

 

Free Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Wednesday 5th September 2018

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid...

 

Hate Crime Awareness week October 2018

Thursday 19th July 2018

Hate Crime Awareness week is from 13-20th October 2018...

 

Draft statutory guidance on RSE and health education

Wednesday 18th July 2018

Draft guidance is published today to make sure education prepares young people for life in the modern world...

 

Train Like a Jedi with Change4Life

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Are your kids ready to Train Like A Jedi this Summer? Calling all friends of the Resistance! Public Health England (PHE) and Disney UK have launched a brand new national Change4Life programme – Train Like A Jedi – to help kids get active and inspire a new generation of Resistance recruits...

 

Staff wellbeing survey and guidance

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Wiltshire schools can use this survey and guidance to enhance their wellbeing provision...

 

The child obesity plan and schools

Sunday 1st July 2018

During the last week Chapter 2 of the Childhood Obesity Plan has been published, which can be read here...

 

Wiltshire schools invited to help year 9 girls to be more physically active

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Our colleagues at the University of Bristol are looking for Wiltshire schools to take part in an exciting new project that is looking at helping Year 9 girls to be more physically active...

 

CWMT Wellbeing Challenge to win books for your school

Thursday 14th June 2018

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Wellbeing Challenge 2018 is now open for registration...

 

Make Your Mark- the UK's largest youth consultation

Friday 8th June 2018

During 2017 over 950,000 pupils took part in a national ballot, Make your Mark...

 

Be Internet Citizens - Free training in Exeter

Friday 1st June 2018

This may be of particular interest to secondary school teaching staff who specialise in PSHE, SMSC, Safeguarding, ICT, English, History, Politics and RE...

 

New Funding for School Breakfast Clubs in England

Wednesday 30th May 2018

The UK Government has announced a boost to breakfast provision in schools that will be funded through the soft drinks industry levy...

 

South West Healthy Schools Conference

Wednesday 25th April 2018

South West Healthy Schools Conference This free conference will provide school leaders, governors and teachers, particularly those responsible for PSHE, RSE, safeguarding, mental health and promoting health and wellbeing, with up to date information about new government policy including the Mental Health Green Paper and statutory Relationship and Sex Education...

 

New Virgin Care referral form consultation

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Virgin Care are inviting partner agencies to comment on a new referral form for their service...

 

Wiltshire's Big Pledge - Beat the Clock Challenge

Wednesday 4th April 2018

This year schools will be undertaking a timed challenge whereby you will complete a set number of minutes in order to collect a sport in the Commonwealth Games, which is just about to start...

 

Sun Ready Photo Challenge and lesson plans

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

UK primary schools to win £5,000 in school trips with Boots Soltan                                                   The Soltan Sun Ready Schools programme from Boots is offering primary schools the chance to win £5,000 for school trips, by taking part in the Sun Ready Photo Challenge...

 

Healthy Eating Week 2018 registration now open

Monday 2nd April 2018

Registration for BNF Healthy Eating week (11-15 June 2018) is now open  More campaign dates and related links can be found on the Health Events Calendar Catch up with more recent news stories here

 

Wiltshire Healthy Lifestyles report published today

Thursday 29th March 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

HomeRun offered to all Wiltshire schools

Wednesday 28th March 2018

Wiltshire Council have been piloting the smartphone app HomeRun with seven Wiltshire schools located in air quality management areas to reduce traffic and parking issues associated with the school drop-off and pick-up...

 

Local support for young carers from Carer Support Wiltshire

Tuesday 27th March 2018

The current Wiltshire Healthy Schools criteria ask schools to provide evidence of how they are meeting the needs of young carers, including having in place a young carers policy...

 

Promoting Positive Lunchtimes and Better Behaviour

Thursday 15th March 2018

Priestley Primary School, Calne are hosting two sessions led by Jenny Mosely: Promoting Better Behaviour for Learning and Respectful Relationships Thursday 7th June 2018...

 

New gambling education materials (secondary)

Thursday 15th March 2018

Despite more opportunities than ever for young people to gamble, particularly online, tools to help prevent gambling harms are not currently being provided in schools...

 

DfE Education for Wellbeing research programme

Tuesday 13th March 2018

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is looking for primary and secondary schools to take part in their 2018 - 2020 Education for Wellbeing research programme to implement and evaluate a range of mental health interventions for school pupils in years 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9...

 

betty for schools - period education

Friday 9th March 2018

half a million pupils reached in first year of period education betty for schools, the period education programme, is celebrating its first birthday...

 

Wiltshire Community Safety survey report published

Thursday 8th March 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

Childnet annual film competition (ages 7-18)

Wednesday 7th March 2018

The Childnet Film Competition 2018 has launched! Young people aged 7-18 are invited to create short films to inspire their peers to 'Connect with Respect'...

 

Wiltshire report on Risky Behaviours now published

Friday 23rd February 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

Education for a Connected World framework

Thursday 22nd February 2018

To coincide with Safer Internet Day, the UK Government launched its new Education Framework for a Connected World...

 

Thrive Peer Mentoring at Sarum Academy

Thursday 15th February 2018

A video is now available about the Thrive Peer Mentoring Programme, at Sarum Academy...

 

Time to Change March events in Wiltshire

Tuesday 13th February 2018

We are currently working with Time to Change to address mental health stigma in Wiltshire secondary schools...

 

SUGAR SMART Wiltshire

Thursday 1st February 2018

What is SUGAR SMART? SUGAR SMART Wiltshire is part of a national campaign headed up by Jamie Oliver and the charity Sustain...

 

Right Choice for your school Wiltshire website

Tuesday 30th January 2018

This month sees the launch of a new Wiltshire website: http://rightchoice...

 

2018 UK Youth Parliament Elections

Monday 29th January 2018

Wiltshire has three seats on UKYP and candidates stand for election in the area where they attend school...

 

Wiltshire report on Emotional Wellbeing now published

Friday 26th January 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

Free online training course for primary and trainee primary teachers

Wednesday 24th January 2018

Teaching food in primary: the why, what and how A FREE online course to support food and nutrition teaching in primary schools...

 

Promoting Better Behaviour and Powerfully Positve Lunchtimes

Monday 22nd January 2018

Priestley Primary School, Calne are hosting two sessions led by Jenny Mosely: Promoting Better Behaviour for Learning and Respectful Relationships Thursday 7th June 2018...

 

Supporting Muslim Pupils - during Ramadan and in the classroom Understanding Islam And Tackling Cultural Misconceptions

Friday 19th January 2018

Tuesday 27th February 2018, 1:30-3:30pm at City Hall, Salisbury...

 

Fearless training session for secondary staff tomorrow

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Fearless.org is a site where young people can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality...

 

Survey for Years 11-13 - Wiltshire & Swindon higher education strategy

Monday 8th January 2018

Can you help us  to get young people’s views on university level courses in Swindon and Wiltshire? The Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership is developing a higher education strategy and we want to ensure that the views of young people are captured and reflected, especially as young people’s progression to higher education in Swindon and Wiltshire is below the national average...

 

Healthier snacking resources for primary schools

Monday 8th January 2018

Today Change4Life launches a suite of new resources for primary schools to help inform pupils and families about healthier snacking choices...

 

Teaching about social media "Schools should play a bigger role"

Friday 5th January 2018

The children's commissioner for England has said that schools should play a bigger role in preparing children for social media's emotional demands as they move from primary to secondary school...

 

Free book: The Simple Guide to Child Trauma

Wednesday 20th December 2017

The next book from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Mental Health Book Club will  be The Simple Guide to Child TraumaWhat it is and how to help by Betsy de Theirry   Opt-in for this book will open on 17th January 2018 and will close once the 1,000 opt in limit has been reached...

 

Government call for feedback on PSHE and RSE from you and your pupils

Tuesday 19th December 2017

The Department for Education has today launched a call for evidence as part of its consultation on PSHE education, including RSE...

 

Opportunities for schools to test wellbeing apps and projects

Thursday 14th December 2017

  Help test new Power Up and Power Up+ wellbeing apps The Evidence Based Practice Unit are looking for secondary schools and colleges and special educational needs schools and colleges to be part of a project to help test two versions of a new wellbeing and self-management app, Power Up and Power Up+...

 

Sex Education Forum new RSE poster for schools

Tuesday 12th December 2017

The Sex Education Forum (SEF) has developed a poster which explains that is needed for good quality Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in a school...

 

New site needed for Wiltshire Safety Centre

Friday 8th December 2017

It was announced today that Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority has taken the difficult decision to find an alternative location for its proposed new safety centre...

 

The UK Youth Parliament elections

Thursday 7th December 2017

Wiltshire has three seats on UKYP and candidates stand for election in the area where they attend school...

 

PSHE education supports academic success, says major evidence review

Thursday 7th December 2017

A new evidence review by Pro Bono Economics highlights ‘very strong evidence’ that high quality PSHE learning ‘has a positive impact on academic attainment’...

 

Stop, Speak, Support - Cyberbullying Campaign

Wednesday 6th December 2017

The campaign is led by the Royal Foundation, with support from partners, including NSPCC, Google, Facebook, Snapchat and the Diana Awards...

 

Celebrating difference in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Tuesday 5th December 2017

This month Stonewall have published a new guide for early years providers, Getting Started: Celebrating Difference and Challenging Gender Stereotypes in the Early Years Foundation Stage...

 

Anna Freud Learning Network supporting mental health and wellbeing

Monday 4th December 2017

The Anna Freud Learning Network was launched one year ago to bring together a cross-sector community of over 2,250 individuals and organisations who are committed to discovering and sharing the most effective ways to support children and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing...

 

SUGAR SMART campaign

Friday 1st December 2017

The SUGAR SMART campaign has now been launched. https://www...

 

Eighteen more Wiltshire Healthy Schools

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Yesterday eighteen more Wiltshire schools were invited to a special event to recognise their new Wiltshire Healthy Schools status and receive their plaques...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Launch of new CAMHS service: The Eating Disorder Service (TEDS)

Wednesday 25th January 2017

A launch event will be held on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at Devizes Corn Exchange from 9:30-4:30pm...

 

Updated PSHE programme of study

Wednesday 11th January 2017

This month the PSHE Association have updated their programme of study...

 

Wiltshire Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Friday 6th January 2017

A new wave of Youth Mental Health First Aid training is being delivered this year with the first dates now available for booking...

 

Free Change4Life Be Food Smart campaign packs

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Today Public Health England launches its new Change4Life Be Food Smart campaign...

 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools training May 11th 2017

Tuesday 13th December 2016

The next Wiltshire Healthy Schools training day is now open for booking...

 

New mental health toolkits and Wiltshire training

Monday 12th December 2016

Two new national mental health toolkits have recently been published which can be found here...

 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools success

Tuesday 29th November 2016

Schools which have prioritised the health and wellbeing of their pupils have been recognised at a special event yesterday evening...

 

Free Wiltshire session: Young People who self harm 10th January 2017

Monday 28th November 2016

The first session of the new Wiltshire School Mental Health Network is now available to book...

 

Wiltshire anti-bullying charter

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Young people in Wiltshire are standing together against bullying as part of a new charter, launched during Anti-Bullying Week...

 

Free resources for Alcohol Awareness Week

Monday 14th November 2016

To support teachers this Alcohol Awareness Week (November 14th - 20th), Drinkaware is providing an introductory lesson plan from its free Drinkaware for Education resources designed to help teachers of young people aged 9-14 to teach about alcohol...

 

New Wiltshire CSE website

Friday 11th November 2016

Wiltshire Council have produced a new website to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)...

 

Anti-Bullying Week 2016

Thursday 10th November 2016

We hope you are ready to take part in Anti-Bullying Week 2016 next week...

 

Free mental health assemblies and staff training for secondary research support

Friday 4th November 2016

The Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading are carrying out research to investigate what secondary teachers would find most useful to support them to teach about and manage mental health in their schools...

 

PSHE Association renews case for statutory PSHE education

Wednesday 21st September 2016

The PSHE Association report that the campaign for statutory PSHE education continues with Commons Women and Equalities Committee publishing a landmark report calling for statutory status for PSHE education as part of efforts to address sexual harassment in schools...

 

Chelsea's Choice autumn performances in Wiltshire

Monday 19th September 2016

Wiltshire Association of Secondary and Special School Headteachers (WASSH) and Wiltshire Council have jointly commissioned AlterEgoCreative SolutionsLtdto provide performances of Chelsea’sChoice, a play which raises young people’s awareness and knowledge about Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)...

 

New mental health website for Wiltshire young people

Friday 16th September 2016

The new website www.onyourmind.org.uk is now live    This website is part of a new range of support for schools to help them address pupil mental health...

 

Sign up now for the 2017 children and young people's health and wellbeing survey

Monday 12th September 2016

Following the successful 2015 survey in which around 7000 Wiltshire pupils took part, we are inviting all Wiltshire schools and colleges to take part in the 2017 Wiltshire’s Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey...

 

Healthy Me programme launches in Wiltshire

Monday 5th September 2016

Healthy Me is a 10 week programme for children aged seven to 11 years who may be less active than recommended and above their healthy weight range...

 

Naughty Bug primary badge design competition

Friday 2nd September 2016

This badge design competition for Wiltshire primary schools will help spread the message that bugs are becoming smart and changing so that medication, such as antibiotics, is less effective against them...

 

New Wiltshire Children and Young People's Trust Plan

Thursday 1st September 2016

This three year plan builds on the previous Children and Young People’s Trust Plan 2012-2015...

 

Anti-bullying art competition (aged 16 or under)

Wednesday 31st August 2016

The Anti-Bullying Alliance have joined forces with 'A Place To Hang Your Cape' (AP2HYC) to bring you some brand new superheroes for a 2017 calendar...

 

167 Wiltshire schools have had visits from the NSPCC School Service

Tuesday 30th August 2016

Since 2013, when the NSPCC School Service began working with Wiltshire schools, 225 presentations have been delivered to over 17 000 children in 167 Wiltshire schools...

 

Free mental health book club for school staff

Friday 5th August 2016

Wiltshire Council are working with the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust to develop a programme of mental health support and cpd for Wiltshire schools during 2016 & 2017, details of which will be posted here in September 2016...

 

Food for Life Links

Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Wiltshire schools that have completed the Food for Life Bronze Award will already have useful evidence that can be used to meet or contribute to meeting various Wiltshire Healthy Schools criteria...

 

Sign up for free online mental health learning

Thursday 21st July 2016

Staff who work with young people can now sign up to receive information about a new weekly programme of online learning here...

 

Change4Life with Disney returns

Tuesday 12th July 2016

This summer, Change4Life with Disney returns with 10 Minute Shake Up activities inspired by the new Disney·Pixar Finding Dory film...

 

Mental health support in Wiltshire

Monday 11th July 2016

Healthy Minds Healthy Life, a new Wiltshire plan, identifies the emotional and mental health needs of children and young people in Wiltshire and explains what we will do to address them...

 

New training courses for the autumn term

Wednesday 6th July 2016

Several new training courses are now available for booking including free twilight sessions in September to help primary and secondary schools tackle Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) bullying & language in schools...

 

Trampoline Safety Poster Competition Winners

Tuesday 5th July 2016

On Friday 1st July the judging panel met to look at the fantastic entries for the trampoline safety competition...

 

Reading Well in Wiltshire

Friday 1st July 2016

Reading Well for Young People (RWYP) is a new public library scheme to help 13-18 year olds manage their mental health, wellbeing and resilience using recommended reading...

 

Free online counselling for Wiltshire secondary pupils

Thursday 30th June 2016

As part of Wiltshire’s transformation plan for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing (2015-2020) the council has commissioned Kooth to provide online counselling for pupils at all Wiltshire secondary schools...

 

Healthy Schools June Celebration

Wednesday 29th June 2016

This week Wiltshire schools which have found innovative ways to help and improve the health and wellbeing of their pupils have been recognised at a special awards ceremony...

 

Stand Up To Cancer this autumn

Monday 27th June 2016

Hundreds of schools have joined the fundraising movement for Stand Up To Cancer...

 

Dental Health Promotion Sessions

Friday 24th June 2016

The Oral Health Promotion Team, for the Great Western Hospital Trust, Community Health (Dental Services), are able to provide a range of school sessions...

 

Changes to the online audit

Friday 17th June 2016

Next Friday (24th June 2016) a few minor changes will be made to the online audit...

 

Risky Behaviours local survey data

Thursday 16th June 2016

A third report has been released this week exploring data from our 2015 survey of 7000 children and young people...

 

Wiltshire primary schools achieve gold level

Friday 10th June 2016

Eight more Wiltshire schools have recently gained Healthy Schools accreditation...

 

Wiltshire young people encourage others to register to vote

Friday 3rd June 2016

Wiltshire young people from Wiltshire Assembly of Youth (WAY) encourage others to register to vote: https://www...

 

Child Safety Week school competition

Thursday 2nd June 2016

Child Safety Week is from 6th-12th June 2016. There is still time for primary schools to send in entries for the Trampoline Safety poster competition to win cash prizes of £100 for the winning schools (KS1 and KS2 winners) + a £20 shopping voucher for the individual winners Please use the poster template supplied below...

 

Enjoy free guided rides in Wiltshire

Tuesday 24th May 2016

Sky and British Cycling have teamed up and introduced a fantastic initiative called  Sky Ride Local...

 

Nominate your teacher for a Power for Good Award

Tuesday 17th May 2016

The Anti-Bullying Alliance have launched the first ever Power for Good award for teachers and school staff...

 

Healthy Eating Week 2016

Monday 16th May 2016

There are less than 5 weeks to go until the British Nutrition Foundation’s 4th annual Healthy Eating Week on 13 – 17 June 2016...

 

Ethos 27 Spring newsletter

Thursday 5th May 2016

The latest Wiltshire Healthy Schools and PSHE newsletter has been sent to all Wiltshire schools today...

 

Free MDSA training from Food for Life

Wednesday 27th April 2016

The importance of lunchtimes and why MDSAs are so important...

 

Trampoline safety poster competition

Monday 25th April 2016

Public Health is running a Trampoline Safety poster competition with Wiltshire Primary Schools during the summer term with cash prizes of £100 for the winning schools (a KS1 and KS2 winner)...

 

Wiltshire Public Health Awards 2016

Friday 22nd April 2016

Nominate your school. Although the first round of nominations is closed - there are still a few days left for Wiltshire schools to nominate their own work...

 

A chance to receive free first aid training for your school

Thursday 21st April 2016

Nominate your school to receive free first aid training for 150 pupils from a St John Ambulance Schools & Community trainer”...

 

June network meeting dates

Thursday 14th April 2016

Schools in Wiltshire and Swindon are able to attend a free PSHE & Healthy Schools Network meeting in June...

 

Wiltshire's Big Pledge - 4th June-29th July 2016

Monday 4th April 2016

The Big Pledge returns in 2016 and with it being Olympic year you can really make a difference to your health and wellbeing by signing up to one of this year’s sporting challenges...

 

CSE Awareness Day 18th March 2016

Thursday 10th March 2016

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day on Friday 18 March aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation(CSE) encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children and children forming inappropriate sexual relationships with their peers...

 

Young Carers in Schools March newsletter

Wednesday 9th March 2016

The March edition of the Young Carers in Schools newsletter can be found here...

 

Additional Healthy Schools dates for 2016

Tuesday 1st March 2016

As the current spring/summer dates are now full an additional opportunity is now available to engage with the Healthy Schools programme, or begin the reaccreditation process...

 

Wiltshire schools obesity strategy working group

Monday 29th February 2016

Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group are committed to supporting the population of Wiltshire to achieve and maintain a healthy weight...

 

South West HBT anti-bullying event in Portishead

Friday 19th February 2016

Schools in the South & Midlands are invited to attend a free launch event of a homophobic, biphobic & transphobic (HBT) bullying prevention programme on Wednesday 16th March in Portishead, North Somerset...

 

Government statement on PSHE

Wednesday 10th February 2016

Today the Government have responded to concerns raised by the Education Select Committee in February 2015 about PSHE, including SRE...

 

Free TeenzTalk programme from Splitz

Friday 5th February 2016

Splitz Support Service is currently offering a free programme of support to schools in Wiltshire called TeenzTalk...

 

New report finds PSHE still valued by schools, despite perception of insufficient national support

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

The research report "Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) Education under the coalition government" (January 2016) concludes that while PSHE is still valued by schools, insufficient national guidance and support from the government was one of the main reported barriers to teaching PSHE...

 

Discounted support for internet safety drama

Wednesday 20th January 2016

Internet Safety Day is on the 9th February 2016 with the theme of "Play your part for a better internet!"...

 

Summary of new guidelines for drinking

Monday 18th January 2016

The Chief Medical Oficer, Dame Sally Davies, recently  released revised guidelines on alcohol consumption...

 

WAY and UKYP elections 2016

Friday 15th January 2016

We hope that Wiltshire schools will assist in promoting this year’s elections of young people aged 11-18 to the Wiltshire Assembly of Youth and UK Youth Parliament...

 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools celebration event

Thursday 14th January 2016

Yesterday we celebrated the latest cohort of Healthy Schools, including our first gold award achieved by Hardenhuish School...

 

Time to Talk Day on Feb 4th 2016

Monday 11th January 2016

You can download a flyer about the day and schools can order activities for staff and students here http://www...

 

Free Wiltshire E-Safety briefing

Thursday 7th January 2016

Monday 1st February 2016, 3:00-5:00pm at Council Chamber, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge...

 

Change4Life Sugar Smart campaign

Wednesday 6th January 2016

This week the Change4Life Sugar Smart campaign has been launched, which includes school resources...

 

Wiltshire Food in School launch events this month

Tuesday 5th January 2016

  In November 2015 Wiltshire Council commissioned Food for Life to work with 25 schools as part of the Wiltshire Food in School Project...

 

SRE in schools (England) New national briefing.

Monday 4th January 2016

This new briefing, published on 17th December 2015 by the House of Commons Library, provides an overview of the legislation and guidance currently in place regarding sex and relationships education (SRE) in schools, and also outlines related reviews and proposals in Parliament...

 

Resources for young carer awareness day: Jan 28th 2016

Wednesday 16th December 2015

28th January 2016 - Young Carer Awareness Day Spurgeons are running a national awareness raising campaign on Twitter to coincide with young carer awareness day...

 

Body image course

Monday 14th December 2015

We have recently advertised a new date for the course:  "Promoting Positive Body Image through PSHE Education" with Dr Pooky Knightsmith...

 

New network meeting dates Feb/March 2016

Tuesday 8th December 2015

These meetings will enable teachers from Wiltshire and Swindon to share good practice in the planning and delivery of PSHE education and provide national and local updates around issues relating to PSHE education and pupil wellbeing...

 

Top tips for keeping safe during the holidays

Monday 7th December 2015

Schools may wish to share details of these seasonal safety messages with parents by downloading this poster and including it on their website or as part of their newsletter...

 

WAY secondary school PSHE conference

Thursday 3rd December 2015

Wiltshire Assembly of Youth (WAY) would like to ensure that young people are consulted about the PSHE education that they receive, to ensure it meets the needs of all pupils...

 

Recruitment for Wiltshire's Children in Care Council

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Are you currently working with any children/young people aged 12 -25 who you think may be interested in joining CiCC and coming along to the meetings?  We're also interested to hear if you have any CYP you're working with who are placed out of county that might be interested in getting involved in some sort of virtual way...

 

PSHE network meeting this month and other new dates

Monday 9th November 2015

A PSHE network meeting will be held for schools in Wiltshire and Swindon on November 24th from 3:30pm at St Luke's School, Cricklade Road, Swindon...

 

Pupils call for better PSHE education

Wednesday 21st October 2015

This week the PSHE Association have released the report:  Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education – a curriculum for life The case for statutory status Young people have again expressed a need for lessons to help them negotiate life’s challenges and opportunities...

 

New debate kit from e-bug

Friday 16th October 2015

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (16-22 November 2015) would be a good time to use the many ebug primary & secondary school resources including: New debate cards on Antibiotics (young adult) Horrid Hands pack (KS1) Useful microbes pack (KS2) Secondary school lesson pack and more including a site for pupils: http://www...

 

"Polite" Primary school cyberbullying campaign

Thursday 15th October 2015

Wiltshire Police are running an extended campaign around Cyber Crime and Cyber-bullying...

 

New date for 'Closing the gap by enhancing the wellbeing of disadvantaged learners'

Monday 28th September 2015

This course, which was oversubscribed when it last ran in March 2015, is now open for bookings on www...

 

Smokefree Cars Legislation and Stoptober

Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Stoptober and Smokefree Cars Legislation You may be aware that from 01 October there will be some new legislation coming in making it illegal to smoke in a car with anyone under the age of 18 present...

 

New date - Making the most of your outside space

Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Following a successful course in June 2015 booking is now open on wilts cpd online for a new course on February 23rd 2016 at Rowdeford School: Making the most of your outdoor space - to promote children's wellbeing and opportunities for positive social interaction and learning Wiltshire Council are working with Rounded & Grounded to help schools make the most of their outside spaces to promote the wellbeing of children and provide opportunitoes for postive social interaction and learning...

 

New national online safety tool for schools to help parents

Thursday 10th September 2015

This month the government has launched a new online tool for schools across the country to give parents the best possible advice and tips on preparing their children for adult life...

 

Say Something - new service for young people to report CSE

Wednesday 5th August 2015

The new national service for young people to report sexual exploitation 'Say Something' is now live...

 

Gain or retain Healthy Schools status during 2016

Friday 31st July 2015

A new opportunity is available during 2016 for schools to join the Wiltshire Healthy Schools programme or reaccredit, to retain their Healthy Schools Status...

 

Support for Wiltshire schools to prevent extremism

Thursday 25th June 2015

Workshop to Raise Awareness around PREVENT (WRAP 3) Train the trainer sessions Multi-agency Train the Trainer sessions are being rolled out to introduce the WRAP 3 Training...

 

Pre-school immunisations

Thursday 18th June 2015

Wiltshire primary schools are encouraged to remind new parents to ensure that their child has had all their pre-school immunisations, particularly their second dose of MMR (one dose is not enough to protect a child)...

 

New Ofsted framework

Wednesday 17th June 2015

this week Ofsted have announced changes to the inspection framework from September 2015 The new judgement "Personal development, behaviour and welfare" contains many aspects that can be partly evidenced with a high-quality PSHE education programme...

 

Support for Wiltshire schools to promote positive body image

Thursday 11th June 2015

We are pleased to be able to offer a session to support Wiltshire schools promote positive body image through PSHE education...

 

Wiltshire anti-bullying champions project

Monday 8th June 2015

Today all Wiltshire schools have been invited to take part in the Wiltshire anti-bullying champions project...

 

My Money Week resources & Wilts Child Safety Week competition

Monday 1st June 2015

This week it's My Money Week, Child Safety Week, Healthy Eating Week and Bike to School Week...

 

e-bug resources

Tuesday 26th May 2015

e-Bug, operated by Public Health England, is a free health educational resource for classroom and home use, which makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection fun and accessible for all students...

 

Support for Wiltshire schools during Carers Week

Monday 18th May 2015

Carers Week is from 8th-14th June 2015 A new National Award scheme has been set up to for schools who recognise and support their young carers, details can be found at http://www...

 

Wiltshire water safety awareness and school competition

Monday 11th May 2015

          Public Health is supporting National Child Safety Week 1 -7th June Our theme this year is: Water Safety Whether it is in the garden, at the park, at the pool, on the beach or near open water, like rivers or canals, we want to keep Wiltshire children and young people safe from drowning...

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Wednesday 6th May 2015

Details of the next free 2 day course for secondary school support staff can be found here: http://www...

 

The Healthy Schools audit is changing

Tuesday 28th April 2015

To update our Healthy Schools audit, some of the standards will be changing during the first week of May 2015...

 

Pupil survey data sessions

Friday 24th April 2015

These free sessions are for Wiltshire schools which have completed the 2015 Pupil Health and Wellbeing Survey...

 

SHINE support for families

Thursday 23rd April 2015

    An education based, healthy lifestyle programme continues to provide valued support with 22 families now accessing the programme, which has more sessions taking place later this month (April)...

 

Child safety and button batteries

Thursday 9th April 2015

Public health in Wiltshire Council is running an awareness campaign about the danger of button batteries to young children...

 

Powerfully Positive Dining Halls, Lunchtimes and Playtimes

Tuesday 7th April 2015

On September 10th Winsley Primary School in Bradford-on-Avon is hosting a training day...

 

Teaching about body image KS 1-5

Friday 27th March 2015

New guidance for teachers on the safe and confident teaching of body image in schools, as part of the PSHE curriculum, is now available...

 

Teaching about Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Wednesday 25th March 2015

Today the PSHE Association have launched new guidance for schools on preparing to teach about mental health and emotional wellbeing...

 

A whole school approach to emotional health and wellbeing

Monday 23rd March 2015

This month Public Health England have published the document: 'Promoting children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing...

 

The impact of PSHE education (DfE)

Friday 20th March 2015

A new document has been produced this month by the DfE: Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education: a review of impact and effective practice This evidence summary provides a high level overview of recent reviews of personal well-being education and interventions which could be applied during PSHE lessons...

 

Eclipse safety advice for Friday 20th March

Wednesday 18th March 2015

Public Health England (PHE) is reminding people planning to watch the partial eclipse of the sun on Friday 20 March 2015 to take precautions to reduce potential damage to their eyes...

 

CSE Awareness Day 18th March 2015

Monday 16th March 2015

Wiltshire schools have been sent primary and secondary posters with links to further resources to help keep children safe from exploitation...

 

Teaching about consent at KS3&4

Friday 13th March 2015

This month the PSHE Association published new guidance and teaching materials around consent for Key Stages 3 & 4...

 

New cpd dates: conference, networks etc

Thursday 12th March 2015

Several new cpd opportunities are being added over the next week or so; these include: British values conference in Devizes on June 3rd Healthy Schools twilight network meeting on 21st May at North Bradley School A chance to explore your school data from the pupil health and wellbeing survey (various twilight sessions in June) Further details of these forthcoming events can be found here: http://www...

 

School Food Champions

Monday 9th March 2015

School Food Champions In an important link between food lessons and the quality of the food served for school lunch, the D&T Association (in partnership with British Nutrition Foundation, and Eagle Services Solutions) have recently launched a School Food Champion programme...

 

PSHE & Healthy Schools newsletter

Wednesday 4th March 2015

The spring edition of Ethos, issue 25, is now available here...

 

Recommendation for statutory PSHE education

Wednesday 18th February 2015

Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools should be given statutory status, in a report published on Tuesday 17 February...

 

WAY and UKYP elections

Tuesday 10th February 2015

The elections for Wiltshire Assembly of Youth and the UK Youth Parliament are now underway...

 

DfE grant to support character development

Wednesday 4th February 2015

Some Wiltshire Healthy Schools have delivered interventions that aim to build skills, attitudes and behaviours as a route to improving engagement and attainment at school, such as Philosophy for Children or Changing Mindsets among others...

 

Trading Standards school competition

Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Age Restricted Products 'Create a Campaign' Competition 4th Feb-11th May 2015 Trading Standards Institute in partnership with Waitrose have created this initiative for teams of young people aged 12-15 to develop a campiagn to combat illegal underage sales and help prevent the use of tobacco and alcohol products by children...

 

Pupil survey is now live

Tuesday 20th January 2015

The Wiltshire pupil health and wellbeing survey is now live and will be available until 20 March 2015...

 

Chelsea's Choice drama tour

Monday 19th January 2015

Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) have commissioned AlterEgo Creative Solutions Ltd to provide performances of Chelsea’s Choice, a play designed to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)...

 

Look out for your free snack swaps pack

Wednesday 7th January 2015

Change4Life is focusing on Snack Swaps in schools, encouraging children to make snacks that still taste delicious...

 

New School Food Standards from today

Monday 5th January 2015

As part of the School Food Plan, a new set of standards for all food served in schools was launched by the Department for Education...

 

Oral Health Team job opportunity

Thursday 18th December 2014

Many Wiltshire schools have benefitted from support from the Oral Health Team...

 

Wiltshire Health Trainers

Wednesday 17th December 2014

Working with adults, Health Trainers can offer one to one support over 6 sessions...

 

Healthy Schools success

Tuesday 16th December 2014

Congratulations to the following Wiltshire schools that have been sent updated plaques this month, reflecting their recent Healthy Schools achievements...

 

Making the most of your outside space

Friday 12th December 2014

A new course delivered by Niki Willows from Rounded and Grounded will help primary schools make the most of their outside space to promote the wellbeing of children and provide opportunities for postive social interaction and learning...

 

Closing the gap by enhancing the wellbeing of vulnerable learners

Wednesday 10th December 2014

A new course for primary and secondary school teachers is now open for booking on http://www...

 

Exploring the Brighter Little Minds Series

Monday 1st December 2014

A practical guide for utilising the Brighter Little Minds series for schools, parents, counsellors, therapists and anyone working with emotionally distressed children or young people...

 

Wiltshire strategy for the support of vulnerable learners

Thursday 27th November 2014

The Strategy for the support of vulnerable learners in Educational settings in Wiltshire 2014-2017 was launched last week at the latest Pupil Premium Conference for Wiltshire schoools...

 

Free training to help schools keep children safe

Tuesday 25th November 2014

New training dates are now available for PSHE education courses focussing on keeping children safe...

 

The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment

Friday 21st November 2014

This briefing provides a broad, succinct scope of the scientific evidence highlighting the link between health and wellbeing and educational attainment...

 

Supporting anti-bullying week in Wiltshire

Monday 17th November 2014

Young people with disabilities in Wiltshire are challenging preconceived ideas as part of a thought-provoking video for national Anti-Bullying Week, soon to made avialable to schools...

 

Free anti-bullying training for Wiltshire schools

Friday 14th November 2014

Booking is now open for a free DfE funded training and leadership development day for Wiltshire primary, secondary and special schools to support vulnerable learners at risk of bullying...

 

Ofsted explain the role of PSHE in securing good outcomes

Thursday 6th November 2014

This week Janet Palmer HMI (National Lead for PSHE education) shows how important and relevant PSHE and citizenship education and SMSC are in helping schools obtain good overall outcomes under the new framework for section 5 inspections...

 

Preventing CSE through PSHE education

Monday 20th October 2014

Today Wiltshire schools have received a letter emphasising their important role in helping to prevent Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) through their programmes of PSHE education...

 

Invite to take part in new pupil health and wellbeing survey

Friday 17th October 2014

Today a letter has been sent inviting  all Wiltshire schools to take part in a new Health and Wellbeing Pupil Survey...

 

New Wiltshire democracy teaching resource

Friday 17th October 2014

As part of Local Democracy Week, Wiltshire Council has put together a lesson resource to help children understand how their local Councillors make difficult financial decisions...

 

Leaked images from photo sharing apps

Thursday 16th October 2014

You will be aware of recent media coverage of the hacking/leaking of images shared using popular photo sharing apps...

 

Mindfulness offer to Wiltshire secondary schools

Tuesday 14th October 2014

All secondary schools in Wiltshire are being offered access to a programme of Mindfulness training...

 

Ethos newsletter 24

Thursday 9th October 2014

The latest Healthy Schools and PSHE education newsletter has been sent to all Wiltshire schools and can be found here:  This issue includes articles on: The new pupil health and wellbeing survey The impact of PSHE education on academic achievement Wiltshire & Swindon Healthy Schools conference Drug awareness at St Augustine's Anti-bullying week 2014 How are Healthy Schools making a difference? Energy Club at Coombe Bissett Latest national guidance New resources Visitor support for Wiltshire schools Forthcoming training and more ...

 

Wiltshire pupil health and wellbeing survey

Tuesday 7th October 2014

From 2015 Wiltshire schools will have the opportunity to take part in a new online pupil health and wellbeing survey developed by Foster and Brown (FAB) Research in partnership with Wiltshire Council...

 

WSCB Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Handbook 2014

Wednesday 24th September 2014

The WSCB Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Handbook 2014, with a covering letter, can now be found on Wisenet (for Wiltshire schools) in the Wiltshire Safeguarding Children's Board (WSCB) folder...

 

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

Thursday 11th September 2014

New Guidance from the DfE published this month: Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions: Statutory guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools and proprietors of academies in England The key points in this guidance are: pupils at school with medical conditions should be properly supported so that they have full access to education, including school trips and physical education; governing bodies must ensure that arrangements are in place in schools to support pupils at school with medical conditions; and governing bodies should ensure that school leaders consult health and social care professionals, pupils and parents to ensure that the needs of children with medical conditions are effectively supported...

 

Support for schools in preventing FGM

Friday 5th September 2014

Today Wiltshire schools have been sent a letter highlighting some information about the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and sources of support for schools in addressing and preventing it...

 

Summer Bike It Plus news

Tuesday 26th August 2014

The latest edition of Sustrans Bike It Plus news has been added to the Wiltshire Bike It Plus page...

 

Mentors trained to support secondary school pupils

Tuesday 22nd July 2014

This week the latest wave of mentors from business have received training to support young people in Wiltshire secondary schools...

 

School vaccination resources updated

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The vaccination toolkit for schools has now been updated with a series of posters and leaflets, alongside the PSHEE and Science support materials...

 

New DfE advice features Wiltshire case studies

Monday 30th June 2014

New advice from the Department for Education published this month, "Mental health and behaviour in schools", features 3 good practice case studies from Hardenhuish School on PSHE Education, Peer mentoring and pastoral support...

 

Healthy Schools Celebration

Tuesday 24th June 2014

This afternoon the latest schools to achieve Wiltshire Healthy Schools bronze and silver, attended a celebration event at County Hall in Trowbridge...

 

How are Wiltshire Healthy Schools making a difference?

Monday 23rd June 2014

  Some new case studies are being added here showing the impact of recent interventions by Wiltshire Healthy Schools...

 

Revised school food standards

Wednesday 18th June 2014

This week the new national school food standards have been announced by the Department for Education: “The new standards are based on recommendations made by the School Food Plan Standards Expert Panel which commissioned the Children’s Food Trust to pilot test them...

 

PSHEE newsletter out today

Wednesday 11th June 2014

Ethos 23 has been sent to all Wiltshire schools this morning with all the latest information about PSHE Education, the Wiltshire Healthy Schools programme and related school support around health and wellbeing...

 

Free bereavement study days

Monday 9th June 2014

Two additional dates are now available for staff at Wiltshire schools to attend a bereavemenet study day with Winston's Wish...

 

Wiltshire Art Competition - images of breastfeeding

Friday 6th June 2014

Wiltshire’s vision is for breastfeeding to become the cultural norm in order that mothers and children can enjoy the associated emotional and physical health benefits...

 

Free training to reduce bullying in schools

Thursday 5th June 2014

DfE funded training, delivered in Wiltshire by AfA is now available to book...

 

This Secret Life - exploring violence in relationships

Wednesday 4th June 2014

Sixth Sense theatre for young people are touring Swindon and Wiltshire during November and December 2014 with a presentation of This Secret Life...

 

New anti-bullying resouces from the Crown Prosecution Service

Friday 30th May 2014

CPS North West has worked with the Ministry of Justice, Stonewall and Gendered Intelligence to develop a free educational resource pack aimed at tackling homophobic and transphobic bullying and hate crime amongst young people...

 

16 more Wiltshire Healthy Schools

Wednesday 21st May 2014

During May another 16 Wiltshire Schools achieved Healthy Schools status at either bronze or silver level...

 

Bike It Plus spring newsletter

Tuesday 20th May 2014

The Bike It Plus page has been updated today with the Spring 2014 newsletter...

 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools Gold

Monday 12th May 2014

Last week schools joining the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Programme were among the first to hear about Wiltshire Healthy Schools Gold...

 

New local contact details for Childline Schools Service

Friday 9th May 2014

Wiltshire primary schools were introduced to the ChildLine Schools Service at a series of presentations during June 2013...

 

Bereavement training day for military schools

Thursday 8th May 2014

A study day specifically for Wiltshire military schools will take place in October 2014...

 

Wiltshire & Swindon Healthy Schools Conference

Wednesday 7th May 2014

Now open for booking. The theme of this conference is Supporting Healthy Relationships which will include a keynote speech and workshops facilitated by the PSHE Association,...

 

Support for Sustainability pages updated

Tuesday 6th May 2014

The new programme and Sustainablity pages clarify the current support available to Wiltshire schools...

 

Eat Like a Champ

Thursday 1st May 2014

Danone have kindly agreed to make available hard copies of all the resource packs for Wiltshire schools that sign up to this campaign, rather than use the usual self printed materials...

 

Tick awareness

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Resources for schools can be found on the campaign page to help raise awareness among staff, parents and pupils...

 

New DfE guidance on bullying

Friday 28th March 2014

This month the Department for Education has updated their guidance for schools on preventing bullying: Preventing and tackling bullying (March 2014) There is also additional new guidance:   Supporting children and young people who are bullied: advice for schools (March 2014) This follows Wiltshire Council's updated guidance on anti-bullying policy development (March 2014), which was sent to all Wiltshire schools this month: Guidance for Wiltshire Schools on Anti-Bullying Policy Development (March 2014) Related local guidance that has also been updated includes: Wiltshire Guidance on Addressing Prejudice-related Incidents in Schools (2014) P1 - form for a Report of a Prejudice-related Incident in School (2014)  Links to this new national guidance can be found here: http://www...

 

New Wiltshire Sugar Wise resources

Monday 24th March 2014

A new health week package has been added to 'Learn 4 Life'...

 

New guidance on Anti-Bullying policy development

Friday 21st March 2014

The guidance for Wiltshire schools on Anti-Bullying Policy Development has recently been updated...

 

PSHEE Governor training

Thursday 20th March 2014

New dates are now available for the course: A Governor's Guide to Relationship and Sex Education and Drug Education Thursday 10th July in Devizes and Wednesday 5th November in Chippenham...

 

Wiltshire's Big Pledge

Monday 17th March 2014

During March Wiltshire’s Big Pledge was launched, a new project which is part of the Legacy for Wiltshire programme...

 

New national SRE guidance

Friday 28th February 2014

Published today 'Sex and relationships education (SRE) for the 21st Century'...

 

Free Persona Dolls for 50 primary schools

Tuesday 25th February 2014

50 Wiltshire primary schools are being offered the opportunity to receive a Persona Doll...

 

Are you a Wiltshire teacher with expertise in PSHE Education?

Tuesday 18th February 2014

We are constructing a new expertise database which will allow schools to see where in the county they can access specific areas of expertise...

 

Youth activities review

Friday 7th February 2014

You may like to encourage your pupils, from year 6 upwards, to take part in the current consultation about local youth activities...

 

This week - primary school pshee network meetings

Monday 3rd February 2014

A chance to discuss the latest national and local developments in PSHE Education, issues related to Healthy Schools and share good practice between schools...

 

Ethos newsletter 22 now available

Monday 27th January 2014

This week the latest Ethos newsletter is being sent to Wiltshire schools providing news and updates relating to Healthy Schools and PSHE Education...

 

All schools to publish provision for PSHE Education

Tuesday 21st January 2014

A new timeline recently published by the DfE asks all schools to include information about their PSHEE programmes when publishing their curriculum this spring:   “All schools must publish their school curriculum by subject and academic year, including their provision of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)...

 

Is your Healthy Schools status still current?

Thursday 9th January 2014

Wiltshire Healthy Schools Status is valid for 2 years...

 

Secondary School pastoral and PSHEE networks

Thursday 5th December 2013

New dates are now open for booking on www...

 

Healthy relationships training courses

Thursday 28th November 2013

Working with Big Talk Education, we are offering Wiltshire teachers a training day to help promote healthy relationships and keep children safe from abuse and exploitation...

 

Healthy Schools Celebration

Wednesday 27th November 2013

This afternoon we celebrate the impact on children's health, that the 32 Wiltshire Schools from Cohort 3 of the the Healthy Schools Plus programe have made...

 

Anti-bullying information and resources for schools

Tuesday 12th November 2013

In preparation for Anti-bullying week (next week) we have sent information and resources to all Wiltshire schools on being safe online with information from key national organisations including the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) on internet safety...

 

Healthy Schools Quality Assurance visits

Friday 8th November 2013

This week and next, several schools that have recently submitted applications for Healthy Schools status are being visited by members of the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Quality Assurance Group...

 

Information about the Primary School Sport Premium

Wednesday 23rd October 2013

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding...

 

Governor course full - additional date provided

Monday 14th October 2013

The Governor's Guide to Relationship and Sex Education and Drug Education on 18th November is now full...

 

32 more Healthy Schools Plus schools accredited

Friday 11th October 2013

Yesterday the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Quality Assurance Group confirmed the accreditaion of the third and final wave of Healthy Schools Plus schools...

 

Working with Wiltshire Police

Tuesday 8th October 2013

This week, working with Sally Pullen (Youth & Community Officer), we have trained another wave of Police officers & PCSOs who will be supporting Wiltshire and Swindon Primary Schools with PSHE Education...

 

NCMP letters sent to Wiltshire schools

Thursday 26th September 2013

This week, following letters to Primary Headteachers and parents, Wiltshire primary schools have been sent their NCMP data...

 

Secondary School Health Profiles

Wednesday 11th September 2013

Wiltshire secondary schools have been sent the new adolescent health profiles that are now available for each secondary school in Wiltshire...

 

Ethos newsletter now available

Thursday 5th September 2013

Issue 21 of Ethos has been sent to Wiltshire schools this week...

 

Wiltshire online safety guidance and e-safety training

Wednesday 4th September 2013

Sent to schools today is a new Wiltshire Learning Trust Online Safety Policy template, which can be found in the local guidance section...

 

Early Years PSHEE event open for booking

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Booking is now open for the Jigsaw training day on the 26th November 2013 (£50)...

 

2 new cross-phase conferences

Thursday 29th August 2013

During the Autumn there will be 2 new cross-phase conferences for Wiltshire schools Further details here and on www...

 

Learning for Sustainability

Tuesday 20th August 2013

A new section of the website is now open to support and celebrate the sustainable achievements of Wiltshire’s schools...

 

Jigsaw - F1/F2 PSHEE

Tuesday 20th August 2013

Wiltshire teachers can learn more about how the new Jigsaw materials for the Early Years Foundation Stage can support the delivery of PSHE Education...

 

Bereavement Study Day with Winston's Wish

Friday 5th July 2013

Continuing our work with the charity Winston's Wish, we are able to offer Wiltshire schools a Study Day on 7th November: Working with Bereaved Children and Young People...

 

Booking open for 2014 Primary PSHEE network meetings

Monday 1st July 2013

You can now book places for the Primary School PSHE Education network meetings in February and June 2014...

 

Wiltshire Learning for Sustainability

Tuesday 18th June 2013

From September Wiltshire Healthy Schools will be joining with Wiltshire Learning for Sustainability to bring you a new award and related school support...

 

Childline introduce their new School Service to Wiltshire Schools

Wednesday 12th June 2013

This week Childline introduce their new School Service to Wiltshire Schools at the Primary School PSHEE Network meetings on Wednesday and Thursday...

 

Brighter Little Minds

Thursday 6th June 2013

A chance to work with local author and psychotherapist Pamela Woodford, using the Brighter Little Minds series of stories with primary school children...

 

New course dates for 2013/14 now available

Tuesday 21st May 2013

Many new course dates are now available to book, supporting schools to teach PSHE Education and renew Healthy School Status...

 

The impact of Healthy Schools Plus

Tuesday 21st May 2013

Healthy Schools Plus which  has been running in Wiltshire for the last 3 years was recently evaluated by NatCen on behalf of the Department of Health...

 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools Bronze Level Success!

Thursday 9th May 2013

Congratulations to the latest group of Wiltshire schools who have been awarded Wiltshire Healthy Schools status at Bronze Level...

 

School Quality Assurance visits this week

Monday 29th April 2013

Members of the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Quality Assurance Group are visiting selected schools this week to quality assure the Wiltshire Healthy Schools programme...

 

New dates to join Healthy Schools

Monday 22nd April 2013

The next round of dates for schools to join the Wiltshire Healthy School programme are now available to book at Bronze and Silver level...

 

New secondary network meetings

Thursday 11th April 2013

New dates have now been booked for the next round of Secondary school network meetings, which you will soon be able to book online...

 

PSHE Education review

Thursday 21st March 2013

Today the Department for Education issued the results of its PSHE Education review...

 

Cheryl is leaving

Wednesday 20th March 2013

This Friday Cheryl Johanson is leaving the Council, after many years of providing admin support for Healthy Schools and PSHE Education...

 

Stories of Recovery

Friday 22nd February 2013

A new DVD featuring stories of local people who have recovered from problematic drug use has been sent to Wiltshire Secondary Schools...

 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools celebration

Thursday 31st January 2013

This month the first 9 schools that have achieved Wiltshire Healthy Schools at Bronze level were awarded their plaques...

 

Working with Swindon teachers

Thursday 31st January 2013

Supporting Swindon Healthy Schools we have been working with teachers in Swindon this month, focussing on delivering effective drug, relationships and sex education...

 

Focus on Bereavement

Thursday 31st January 2013

At our Primary PSHEE network meetings during February, we are focussing on bereavement with input from Winston’s Wish...

 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools Bronze Level Success!

Wednesday 12th December 2012

Congratulations to 9 schools which are the first to achieve Wiltshire Healthy Schools Bronze Level! They are: Bitham Brook Primary School, Coombe Bissett CE Primary School, Horningsham Primary School, Larkrise School, Rowdeford School, St...

 

Secondary School Pastoral support network meetings

Friday 7th December 2012

The next round is now open for booking in March. This time we are offering venues in both Melksham and Salisbury, to reduce travel time for people in the south of the county as requested...

 

Pupil Premium guidance for Primary Schools

Tuesday 27th November 2012

Following the Wiltshire conference for Primary Schools "Working Together to Eliminate the Gaps", earlier this month, a guide on effective use of the pupil premium has ben made available...

 

Review of Public Health Resource Centre

Tuesday 13th November 2012

Following the move of Public Health to Wiltshire Council, there will no longer be the physical space to host a resource centre...

 

New network dates and SMSC course added

Monday 22nd October 2012

Future PSHE Education network dates for Primary & Secondary schools are now available to book on http://www...

 

New bill proposed to strengthen PSHE Education

Thursday 18th October 2012

Yesterday a new bill was proposed to require the Secretary of State to make provision to include relationship, drug and alcohol education in the national curriculum; and for connected purposes...

 

New Online Wiltshire Healthy Schools Audit Tool in Development

Tuesday 16th October 2012

We have just commissioned our wonderful web designers to create a online version of both our Bronze Level and Silver Level audits for schools taking part in the Wiltshire Healthy Schools programme...

 

Book your place for Spring 2013 Primary PSHEE network meetings

Tuesday 16th October 2012

The next round of Primary PSHEE subject leader network meetings are now published on Wiltshire CPD Online (www...

 

Updated local drug treatment flyers sent to schools

Tuesday 18th September 2012

This month updated contact details of the the young people's drug and alcohol treatment service, Motiv8, and the Wiltshire Stop Smoking Service have been sent to schools...

 

New staff INSET offer for secondary schools

Thursday 6th September 2012

Welcome back! We have recently developed a new staff INSET training session for secondary schools entitled 'Supporting young people with Emotional Health and Wellbeing' in partnership with Sheldon School...

 

Read the latest Bike-It Plus Newsletter

Thursday 16th August 2012

The latest edition of the Bike-It Plus project newsletter is now available...

 

New training events - Careers Education & Financial Capability

Tuesday 24th July 2012

The training events have been updated to include details of 4 Careers events this Autumn, including a course for Secondary teachers on Careers Education...

 

Ethos 20 now out

Wednesday 18th July 2012

Our Summer newsletter for schools is now available...

 

Primary teachers meet with Stonewall to discuss homophobic bullying

Wednesday 11th July 2012

Last week Sarah Rose, from Stonewall, spoke to Wiltshire Primary School teachers about homophobia and how to address homophobic bullying in Primary Schools...

 

New and additional network meetings & course dates

Wednesday 11th July 2012

Additional dates for central courses and a new network meeting for pastoral support leads have been added...

 

Autumn PSHEE Network meetings

Wednesday 20th June 2012

The next round of PSHEE network meetings have been booked for October, at which teachers will have an opportunity to meet colleagues, share good practice and discuss issues relating to health education and Healthy Schools...

 

Drug Education that makes a difference

Wednesday 13th June 2012

Wiltshire Secondary School PSHEE Coordinators have been sent a new set of documents with the latest recommendations for effective drug education...

 

New training courses announced

Friday 18th May 2012

In addition to a range of PSHEE courses there is a one day course for Secondary Schools addressing SMSC and a new course for Primary schools on Financial Capability...

 

Survey results sent to all Wiltshire schools

Thursday 17th May 2012

Hard copies of the 4 summary reports have been sent to all schools, addressed to the Headteacher and PSHEE Coordinator...

 

31 Wiltshire schools take up the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Award challenge

Thursday 17th May 2012

Delegates from 31 Wiltshire schools recently attended the first Wiltshire Healthy Schools Bronze Level and Silver Level training days...

 

Training for Police and Road Safety Team school visits

Thursday 10th May 2012

During April & May we provided training sessions for both Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Council Road Safety Education Team, supporting their sessions offered to schools...

 

Launch of Wiltshire Healthy Schools

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

This week schools have attended initial training for the new Wiltshire Healthy Schools programme...

 

See the latest Bike-It newsletter

Friday 20th April 2012

The Spring edition of the Bike-It newsletter has just been published...

 

Latest Wiltshire Health Related Behaviour Survey

Monday 2nd April 2012

The latest survey involved 2330 children from 32 Wiltshire schools...

 

Launch of Wiltshire Learning Trust

Monday 19th March 2012

The new website http://wiltslt.com/ enables schools to access support and services, including those related to Health and Wellbeing...

 

New Events added in the Resources section

Monday 12th March 2012

Summer PSHEE network meeting dates, additional Healthy School Briefings, Healthy School Plus Celebration events and Homophobic Bullying session with Stonewall...

 

Ethos 19 published

Monday 12th March 2012

Latest PSHE Education and Healthy Schools newsletter includes: Wiltshire Healthy Schools website Healthy School Plus activities at Chilmark Eye care school vists Voice & influence support for schools Vaughan's Kitchen World Sport Day Tobacco plain packaging film competition  

 

New Primary E safety Course 27th June 2012

Monday 27th February 2012

Focus on E-safety: managing the risk and realising the benefits This course will: Provide information and updates relating to key areas of online risk and guidance about helping teachers, children and families manage this; including updates on topical issues and may include elements from the following:• review new Ofsted framework including implications for e-safety• raising awareness of new resources for teaching e-safety• highlight information from a range of organisations• help to support schools and their safeguarding arrangements Book a place:   http://www...

 

Olympic Funding Success for Wiltshire Schools

Thursday 23rd February 2012

200 Wiltshire schools that submitted bids for Wiltshire Council funding to help support their planned celebrations for the 2012 Olympics will shortly be receiving £225 per school! The range of activities schools are planning are varied, innovative and exciting and therefore we are asking schools to provide us with a news article with photographs so that a commemorative and special edition of Ethos can be produced...

 

Sign up for the new Wiltshire Healthy Schools Programme

Monday 16th January 2012

Wiltshire Schools are being invited, during the next few days, to sign up for the new Wiltshire Healthy School Programme...

 

Deadline extended for Health and Wellbeing Award Nominations

Tuesday 3rd January 2012

The deadline for submission of nominations for Wiltshire's Health and Wellbeing Awards has been extended to 12th of January for nominating an organisation or 19th January for nominating your own projects or initiatives...

 

Wiltshire Health and Wellbeing Awards 2012

Thursday 8th December 2011

It's the last chance for people to make nominations individuals or organisations that have developed projects and initiatives that promote health and wellbeing in Wiltshire...

 

Wiltshire Health Related Behaviour Survey

Thursday 1st December 2011

During November over 40 Wiltshire schools took part in the 2011 Wiltshire Health Related Behaviour Survey...

 

Funding Available for School Olympic Celebrations

Thursday 13th October 2011

Wiltshire Council has provided some funding to enhance Olympic celebrations planned by schools...