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Forthcoming training and events 2022

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to discuss the provision of school based training or other support related to the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Programme or PSHE Education please feel free to contact us.  We are increasingly delivering bespoke training to individual, or clusters, of schools. 

Below are central events for Wiltshire schools, taking place in the near future.

Details of the free Well-being for Education Resilience school sessions can be found here 

Details of free local Making Every Contact Count courses can be found here

 

Primary RSE and keeping children safe

Video recording available until 29th July 2022. Online recording.

This session will provide an introduction to primary school relationships and sex education that meets the needs of primary children and helps to keep children safe from abuse and exploitation.

This course will enable participants: to

  • consider practical ways to deliver RSE
  • gain more confidence to deliver age appropriate RSE
  • choose appropriate resources for use in the classroom 

£29 first delegate (additional delegates from the same school at discounted rate of £10 per delegate)

Book here on Right Choice

Originally broadcast in September 2020 

An introduction to PSHE education

Video recording available until 29th July 2022. Online recording.

For primary and secondary schools.

As well as providing an overview of the curriculum subject, this session focuses on effective teaching and learning to promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

By the end of the session you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of PSHE education as a curriculum subject and the current national guidance
  • Considered the principles that underpin effective PSHE education

Book here on Right Choice

Originally broadcast in October 2020

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 2 day course

Tuesday 13th September 2022 & Wednesday 14th September 2022, 9:00am-5:00pm at Trowbridge Rugby Club

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.

Key areas covered within this 2 day course include:

Emotional, mental, social and psychological well-being
Eating disorders, Self Harm, Suicide
Child, adolescent and family psychosocial development
Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis
Bullying, cyber bullying
Promoting protective factors and good parenting.

The Youth MHFA course will teach you how to:
• Enable staff to recognise the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
• Enable staff to feel confident helping a young person experiencing a mental health problem
• Enable staff to guide a young person towards the right support

Cost for Wiltshire schools £100 

Cost to schools beyond Wiltshire: £200

 Available to book on Right Choice

Wiltshire Children and Young People's Mental Health Network

Wednesday 21st September 2022, 10am-11:30am. Online (live)

During 2020, following feedback from Providers, Schools and the Voluntary and Community Sector, we established a Wiltshire Children and Young People’s Mental Health Network and would like to invite you, as a school representative.

Please email WLCommissioning@wiltshire.gov.uk to join these online meetings, even if you previously signed up, as we are refreshing our membership following staff changes. Please use your school email address. 

The Network will provide opportunities to bring together stakeholders working to support Children and Young People’s Mental Health.

Services and Individuals may wish to share and discuss best practice, service offers, training opportunities and innovation.

Senior Mental Health Leadership

Wednesday 28th September 2022, 9am-5pm and Wednesday 8th February 2023, 9am-12:30pm. Online live, no recording.

Price: £160

This course is for schools in Wiltshire, B&NES and Swindon will form part of the DfE offer of funded training from 2021 (subject to more funding released for schools during 2022).

DfE Senior Mental Health Lead Training BSW : Wiltshire Healthy Schools.

This course is for suitable for senior mental health leads, with responsibility for coordinating the school’s approach to mental health and with an interest in improving the mental health and wellbeing of learners and staff. 

The content of this course aligns with national guidance Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing A whole school and college approach developed by Public Health England and the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. 

Attending this course will help you complete local healthy school and mental health audits. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of schools within the BSW area and links to further local support and services. 

The course will assist you in meeting the requirements of the RSHE Statutory curriculum and relevant sections of Ofsted’s Inspection Framework.

Booking here on Right Choice

Network meeting for Primary PSHE subject leaders

Wednesday 12th October 2022. 3:45-4:45pm. Online - live.

Outline
A network session for all Primary subject leaders to look at and discuss current developments and sharing of best practice with a focus on curriculum.

Description
These network meetings are held three times a year. Subject leaders will drive the agenda.

Areas to be considered

  • curriculum developments – Progression and skills
  • strategies for assessment – ‘knowing more remembering more’
  • mixed age planning
  • sharing best practice

Outcomes
By the end of the session, you will:

  • have had an opportunity to listen to and share ideas
  • make connections with other subject leaders
  • received updates on the national picture including OFSTED

Book here on Right Choice

Subject leadership in primary PSHE education

Wednesday 12th October 2021, 10-12pm. Online with recording.

Exploring the role of the primary PSHE subject leader.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • PSHE the national picture
  • The role of the PSHE Coordinator
  • Teaching & Learning in PSHE
  • School self-review
  • Schemes of work
  • Recording & Reporting
  • Working with Governors
  • Working with parents
  • Working with partners
  • Developing pupil voice
  • Links to Wiltshire Healthy Schools
  • Action planning

This course will enable participants:

  • To gain knowledge, skills and confidence in all aspects of the management of PSHE as a curriculum subject

£51 per delegate 

Book here on Right Choice

Governor Training: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing at school

Tuesday 18th October 2022, 6:30-8pm. Online.

  • Promoting physical and mental health, as part of a whole school approach
  • PSHE education, SMSC and Personal Development
  • The governor’s role in shaping and communicating school policy in these areas   

By the end of this session you will have:

  • Understood the expectations and guidance in promoting physical and mental health
  • Considered approaches to PSHE education, SMSC and Personal Development
  • Understood your role in shaping and communicating school policy in these area  

Book on Right Choice 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools Event

Wednesday 19th October 2022, 1:30-3:30pm online - live

This training day is for schools accrediting for the first time or for schools who would like to reaccredit. 

It will provide updates and training related to health and wellbeing in schools. 
For further information see http://www.wiltshirehealthyschools.org/about 

This course will: 
• Inform participants about the current standards for the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Programme at Bronze, Silver & Gold levels
• Provide a framework for a whole school approach to improving health & wellbeing
• Enable schools to gain Healthy Schools accreditation (valid for 3 years on completion)

Available to book on Right Choice @ £150

Youth Mental Health First Aid - half day.

Wednesday 23rd November 2022, 9am-1pm. Online live (no recording).

Become Youth Mental Health Aware

This course is suitable for any member of school staff who work with Wiltshire young people aged 8-18

This introductory four-hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It covers:

  • Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

Everyone who completes the session gets:

  • A certificate to say you are Youth Mental Health Aware
  • A manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it

£70 per person (Wiltshire Schools)

More about Youth Mental Health First Aid

Available to book on Right Choice

Senior Mental Health Leadership

Wednesday 18th January 2023, 9am-5pm and Thursday 18th May 2023, 9am-12:30pm. Online live, no recording.

Price: £160

This course is for schools in Wiltshire, B&NES and Swindon and forms part of the DfE offer of funded training from 2021.

DfE Senior Mental Health Lead Training BSW : Wiltshire Healthy Schools.

This course is suitable for senior mental health leads, with responsibility for coordinating the school’s approach to mental health and with an interest in improving the mental health and wellbeing of learners and staff. 

The content of this course aligns with national guidance Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing A whole school and college approach developed by Public Health England and the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. 

Attending this course will help you complete local healthy school and mental health audits. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of schools within the BSW area and links to further local support and services. 

The course will assist you in meeting the requirements of the RSHE Statutory curriculum and relevant sections of Ofsted’s Inspection Framework.

Booking open on Right Choice

Governor Training: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing at school

Wednesday 22nd February 2023, 9:30-11am. Online.

  • Promoting physical and mental health, as part of a whole school approach
  • PSHE education, SMSC and Personal Development
  • The governor’s role in shaping and communicating school policy in these areas   

By the end of this session you will have:

  • Understood the expectations and guidance in promoting physical and mental health
  • Considered approaches to PSHE education, SMSC and Personal Development
  • Understood your role in shaping and communicating school policy in these area  

Book here on Right Choice

Governor Training: Promoting Health and Wellbeing at school

Thursday 15th June 2023, 1:30-3pm. Online.

  • Promoting physical and mental health, as part of a whole school approach
  • PSHE education, SMSC and Personal Development
  • The governor’s role in shaping and communicating school policy in these areas   

By the end of this session you will have:

  • Understood the expectations and guidance in promoting physical and mental health
  • Considered approaches to PSHE education, SMSC and Personal Development
  • Understood your role in shaping and communicating school policy in these area  

Book here on Right Choice