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Forthcoming training and events 2021

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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 - Wiltshire Healthy Schools and PSHE network meeting

Monday 18th October 2021, 4-5pm. Online (live, no recording). 

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 PSHE education and pupil wellbeing

Book here on Right Choice

Wiltshire Healthy Schools event

Wednesday 20th October 2021, 9:30-11:30am. Online.

This event is for schools taking part in any level of the Wiltshire programme. 

For schools wishing to join or rejoin the programme during 2021.  

It will provide updates and training related to health and wellbeing in schools from a range of organisations.

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)
  • Provide an opportunity to hear from other organisations who work with Wiltshire schools   

Book here on on Right Choice

Senior Mental Health Leadership

Wednesday 10th November 2021, 9am-5pm. and Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 9am-12:30pm. Online live, no recording.

Price: £160

This course is for schools in Wiltshire, B&NES and Swindon and we anticipate will form part of the DfE offer of funded training from 2021 (subject to approval during August).

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.

Book on Right Choice here

Restorative Practice in Schools

Thursday 11th November 2021. 4-5pm (online no recording)

Free session for primary and secondary school staff. 

Restorative Practice is a philosophy, a way of being that guides the way we act in all our dealings with other people. It creates a school environment that promotes positive relationships, identifies common values and guidelines, develops social and emotional skills and understanding. It also promotes a sense of belonging.

It teaches students not only how to take responsibility for their academic progress but also their behaviour.  

Lead tutor: Maxine Fox, Head of Pupil Development and Wellbeing at Sarum Academy, Salisbury

Additional tutors: Nicola Coker, Restorative Practice Development Manager, OPCC Wiltshire & Swindon

By the end of the session you will:

  • have an understanding of the benefits of a restorative school environment, in which everyone feels listened to and valued, leading to a sense of shared responsibility.
  • realise the positive impact in changing school cultures, especially regarding attendance and behaviour when prioritised as part of whole school improvement work and embedded in a wider restorative context.

Open for booking on Right Choice

Understanding and Preventing Radicalisation

Wednesday 15th December 2021, 9:30-11:30am. Online. Microsoft Teams.

This course is run by Wiltshire Council Public Health.

Sessions will cover an introduction to:

  • Prevent and the Channel programme
  • How professionals can recognise risk factors and indicators of radicalisation
  • An understanding of the support available for vulnerable individuals
  • Risk of radicalisation in relation to COVID-19

This course will run 4 times a year and is targeted at professionals working with vulnerable individuals of all ages, who may be in a position to identify vulnerability to radicalisation.

Understanding and Preventing Radicalisation – further information and booking details

Using social norms to improve health related outcomes

Video recording available until 31st December 2021. Online recording.

Social norms is an evidence based approach to promoting positive behaviour change in young people.

This event is suitable for staff working in primary, secondary and FE education settings.

Recent research demonstrates that normative education is a highly important positive influence on knowledge and behaviour change. It also provides opportunities within the curriculum to address attitude development and discuss what influences young people’s decision making.

It is an approach particularly well suited to Wiltshire, where we have many examples of healthy norms.

This course will enable participants to implement a social norms approach in their school to promote positive behaviour change.

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

More about social norms

Book here on Right Choice

Originally broadcast in February 2021

Primary RSE and keeping children safe

Video recording available until 31st December 2021. 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 31st December 2021. 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

Senior Mental Health Leadership

Thursday 20th January 2022, 9am-5pm and Thursday 23rd June 2022, 9am-12:30pm. Online live, no recording.

Price: £160

This course is for schools in Wiltshire, B&NES and Swindon and we anticipate will form part of the DfE offer of funded training from 2021 (subject to approval during August).

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

Youth Mental Health First Aid - half day

Monday 24th January 2022, 9am-1pm online (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

Open for booking on Right Choice

Governor Training: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing at school

Thursday 27th January 2022, 9:30-11:00am. 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

PSHE network meeting

Wednesday 2nd February 20212. 3:45-4:45 online - live.

Details TBC

Wiltshire PSHE and Healthy Schools network meeting - secondary

Wednesday 9th February 2022, 4:00-5:00pm. Online no recording.

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

Book soon on Right Choice

Wiltshire Healthy Schools and PSHE network meeting - primary

Thursday 10th February 2022, 4-5pm. Online no recording. 

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

Book soon on Right Choice

Wiltshire Healthy Schools Event

Thursday 28th April 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 soon to book on Right Choice @ £150

Governor Training: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing at school

Tuesday 10th May 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 here on Right Choice

Youth Mental Health First Aid - half day.

Monday 16th May 2022, 1-5pm. Online (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

PSHE network meeting

Wednesday 15th June 2022. 3:45-4:45 2022. Online - live.

Details TBC