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Forthcoming training and events 2024 and 2025

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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.  

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

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

PSHE education network meeting

Thursday 13th June 2024. 15:45-16:45. Online live.

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

Previously we have discussed assessment, which we may return to, and heard from other national agencies including: Jigsaw, Corum Life Education, Chameleon, Platform and Wiltshire Air Ambulance who offer curriculum resources and support.

These are useful opportunities for schools to ask questions, share good practice and hear the latest local and national updates.

Book here on Right Choice

Governor Training: Monitoring Staff Wellbeing - The Essential Elements

Thursday 13th June 2024. 9:30 - 11am. Online live.

The session will introduce the concepts of wellbeing and their implications for school development, including learning, relationships, staff development, change management and the physical and emotional environment of the school. 

The session will include information and activities to explore participants’ understanding and attitudes towards wellbeing and its importance to school settings. This will lead to consideration of the impact of the current educational context on wellbeing and how governor monitoring can address this.

Outcomes

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • have an understanding of the impact of the current educational context on staff wellbeing

  • be more aware of the implications of school policies and practices on staff wellbeing

  • be able to ask appropriate challenging questions regarding provision and support for staff wellbeing

Book here on Right Choice

Become Youth Mental Health Aware

Thursday 20th June 2024, 9am-12pm. Online live.

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) £125 (Schools beyond Wiltshire). 

More about Youth Mental Health First Aid

Book on Right Choice

Senior Mental Health Lead Network Meeting

Wednesday 3rd July 2024. 3:30 - 5pm online (live)

A network session for school staff that have attended Senior Mental Health Lead Training.

These network sessions are held three times a year and will focus on supporting the role of the Senior Mental Health Leads in schools and colleges.

These are optional sessions for those who have previously attended a Senior Mental Health Lead training course. They are useful opportunities for schools to ask questions, share good practice and hear the latest local and national updates. The focus will be on implementing a whole school and college approach to mental health.

These additional support sessions are free of charge.

Book on Right Choice

Wiltshire Healthy Schools network meeting

Thursday 4th July 2024. 3:45-4:45. Online live. 

A network session for school staff that have a responsibility for promoting health and wellbeing, from all phases.

These network meetings are held three times a year and will focus on content requested by schools, as well as on current public health issues and related support.

Although these sessions will be particularly useful for schools involved with the Wiltshire Healthy Schools programme, other schools may also wish to attend.

Topics discussed may include effective promotion of:

  • Emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • Pupil Voice
  • Healthy Eating and oral health
  • Physical activity
  • Safety
  • Physical health
  • Meeting the needs of vulnerable groups, including young carers

These are useful opportunities for schools to ask questions, share good practice and hear the latest local and national updates.

Book on Right Choice

Military Schools Network Meeting

Monday 16th September 2024, 10:15 - 11:30am. Online live.

Join mutually supportive schools at a network meeting supporting leaders of military schools/settings.

Schools with pupils who have parents in the military are encouraged to attend these meetings, which are held three times a year.

These meetings are designed to:

  • build a network of mutually supportive schools
  • share best practice and ideas
  • compile an accurate shared resource
  • provide a place to share concerns, worries and to ask questions

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • have met and shared information to form a network of leaders of schools with service children
  • have an up-to-date list of the relevant contacts available to support leaders of schools with service children
  • share best practice in a collaborative way

Book on Right Choice

BSW – Senior Mental Health Lead Network Meeting

Tuesday 17th September, 2024. 3:30 - 5pm. Online live.

These network sessions are held three times a year and will focus on supporting the role of the Senior Mental Health Lead in schools and colleges.

These are sessions for those who have previously attended a Senior Mental Health Lead training course (with Wiltshire Council, B&NES, Swindon or another provider). They are useful opportunities for schools to ask questions, share good practice and hear the latest local and national updates. The focus will be on implementing a whole school and college approach to mental health.

The sessions are attended by schools and colleges from B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Further information about these sessions, including notes from previous meetings can be found here.

These additional support sessions are fully subsidised.

Outcomes

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • have had an opportunity to listen to and share good practice
  • be able to identify challenges and explore solutions
  • have received national and local updates relating to school mental health

Book on Right Choice

PSHE And Healthy Schools Leads Network Meeting

Wednesday 18th September 2024, 3:45-5pm. Online live. 

A network session focussing on improving the health of children from all phases. With a focus on the PSHE curriculum, as well as discussion of related school activities and good practice.
Education to help children stay safe, healthy and prepared for life's opportunities.

Description

These network meetings are held three times a year and will focus on PSHE education and other school-based initiatives to promote health and wellbeing.

These are useful opportunities for schools to ask questions, share good practice and hear the latest local and national updates.

There is usually an external speaker, in addition to the discussions between schools

the end of the session delegates will:

  • have had an opportunity to listen to and share good practice
  • make connections with other school PSHE and Healthy School leads
  • have received and discussed local and national updates, including from Ofsted

Book on Right Choice

Become A Youth Mental Health First Aider

Thursday 3rd October & Friday 4th October 2024, 9:00am-5:00pm at Devizes Corn Exchange

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

Wiltshire Council is able to offer this training at a reduced rate, compared to most other national providers, with further discounts for those that work with Wiltshire young people.

Key areas covered within this course include:

  • Emotional, mental, social and psychological wellbeing
  • Eating disorders, Self Harm, Suicide
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis
  • Promoting protective factors and sources of support

This two day Youth MHFA course will teach you how to:

  • recognise the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
  • feel confident helping a young person experiencing a mental health problem
  • guide a young person towards the right support

Everyone who completes the course receives:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth MHFAider®
  • A Youth MHFAider® manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health

Cost for Wiltshire schools £100 

Cost to schools beyond Wiltshire: £200

 Available to book on Right Choice

Wiltshire Healthy Schools Event

Wednesday 9th October 2024 9:30-11:30am. 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

Subject Leadership in Primary PSHE Education

Wednesday 16th October 2024, 10am-12pm. Online live.

It is aimed at Primary Subject Leaders and focuses on the role of the PSHE Coordinator.

This course will enable participants:

  • To gain knowledge, skills and confidence in all aspects of the management of PSHE as a curriculum subject
  • To achieve the Wiltshire Subject Leadership Certificate in PSHE.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • PSHE the national picture
  • 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

Book on Right Choice

Understanding the Governor's Role: Promoting Children's Health And Wellbeing In School

Wednesday 23rd October 2024, 1-2:30pm. Online live.

The course will consider the different aspects of best practice that will secure this, including:

  • surveying children and young people
  • developing learning in PSHE/RSHE, SMSC and Personal Development curriculums
  • engaging with the Healthy Schools and Mental Health Lead programmes
  • making links with external mental health services and providers

It will outline the governor’s role in shaping and communicating school/academy policy and practice in these area 

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • be more confident in monitoring the provision of mental health provision
  • be able to evaluate school/academy policies, practices and resources in this area
  • have a secure understanding of statutory requirements, good practice and how schools and academies can adopt these for the benefit of all school community members

Book here on Right Choice

Understanding The Governor's Role: School Staff Wellbeing

Thursday 28th November 2024. 9:30-11am Online live.

The session will introduce the concepts of wellbeing and their implications for school development, including learning, relationships, staff development, change management and the physical and emotional environment of the school. 

The session will include information and activities to explore participants’ understanding and attitudes towards wellbeing and its importance to school settings. This will lead to consideration of the impact of the current educational context on wellbeing and how governor monitoring can address this.

Outcomes

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • have an understanding of the impact of the current educational context on staff wellbeing

  • be more aware of the implications of school policies and practices on staff wellbeing

  • be able to ask appropriate challenging questions regarding provision and support for staff wellbeing

Book here on Right Choice

Military Schools Network Meeting

Wednesday 15th January 2025, 3:30 - 4:45pm. Online live.

Join mutually supportive schools at a network meeting supporting leaders of military schools/settings.

Schools with pupils who have parents in the military are encouraged to attend these meetings, which are held three times a year.

These meetings are designed to:

  • build a network of mutually supportive schools
  • share best practice and ideas
  • compile an accurate shared resource
  • provide a place to share concerns, worries and to ask questions

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • have met and shared information to form a network of leaders of schools with service children
  • have an up-to-date list of the relevant contacts available to support leaders of schools with service children
  • share best practice in a collaborative way

Book on Right Choice

BSW – Senior Mental Health Lead Network Meeting

Monday 10th February, 2025. 3:30 - 5pm. Online live.

These network sessions are held three times a year and will focus on supporting the role of the Senior Mental Health Lead in schools and colleges.

These are sessions for those who have previously attended a Senior Mental Health Lead training course (with Wiltshire Council, B&NES, Swindon or another provider). They are useful opportunities for schools to ask questions, share good practice and hear the latest local and national updates. The focus will be on implementing a whole school and college approach to mental health.

The sessions are attended by schools and colleges from B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Further information about these sessions, including notes from previous meetings can be found here.

These additional support sessions are fully subsidised.

Outcomes

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • have had an opportunity to listen to and share good practice
  • be able to identify challenges and explore solutions
  • have received national and local updates relating to school mental health

Book on Right Choice

Understanding the Governor's Role: Promoting Children's Health And Wellbeing In School

Monday 24th February 2025, 6-7:30pm. Online live.

The course will consider the different aspects of best practice that will secure this, including:

  • surveying children and young people
  • developing learning in PSHE/RSHE, SMSC and Personal Development curriculums
  • engaging with the Healthy Schools and Mental Health Lead programmes
  • making links with external mental health services and providers

It will outline the governor’s role in shaping and communicating school/academy policy and practice in these area 

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • be more confident in monitoring the provision of mental health provision
  • be able to evaluate school/academy policies, practices and resources in this area
  • have a secure understanding of statutory requirements, good practice and how schools and academies can adopt these for the benefit of all school community members

Book here on Right Choice

Become a Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion

Wednesday 26th February 2025, 9:00am-5:00pm at Devizes Corn Exchange.

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.

Course content
Mental health and mental ill health, stigma and discrimination, the Mental Health First Aid action plan, depression, suicide.

Cost for Wiltshire schools £100. This course, valued at £200, is subsided by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

By the end of the session you will:

  • have some practical skills that can be used every day to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • have a deeper understanding of the complex issues relating to young people and mental health, including a comprehensive course manual for use after the training
  • be able to help a young person to access appropriate professional help 

Book on Right Choice

PSHE And Healthy Schools Leads Network Meeting

Thursday 27th February 2025, 3:45-5pm. Online live.

A network session focussing on improving the health of children from all phases. With a focus on the PSHE curriculum, as well as discussion of related school activities and good practice.
Education to help children stay safe, healthy and prepared for life's opportunities.

Description

These network meetings are held three times a year and will focus on PSHE education and other school-based initiatives to promote health and wellbeing.

These are useful opportunities for schools to ask questions, share good practice and hear the latest local and national updates.

There is usually an external speaker, in addition to the discussions between schools

the end of the session delegates will:

  • have had an opportunity to listen to and share good practice
  • make connections with other school PSHE and Healthy School leads
  • have received and discussed local and national updates, including from Ofsted

Book on Right Choice

Subject Leadership in Primary PSHE Education

Wednesday 19th March 2025, 9:30-11:30am. Online live.

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

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • be aware of the key tasks of a primary school PSHE subject lead
  • have explored tools to monitor, plan and develop PSHE education
  • have increased confidence in undertaking their role

Book here on Right Choice

Understanding The Governor's Role: School Staff Wellbeing

Wednesday 26th March 2025. 6-7:30pm Online live.

The session will introduce the concepts of wellbeing and their implications for school development, including learning, relationships, staff development, change management and the physical and emotional environment of the school. 

The session will include information and activities to explore participants’ understanding and attitudes towards wellbeing and its importance to school settings. This will lead to consideration of the impact of the current educational context on wellbeing and how governor monitoring can address this.

Outcomes

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • have an understanding of the impact of the current educational context on staff wellbeing

  • be more aware of the implications of school policies and practices on staff wellbeing

  • be able to ask appropriate challenging questions regarding provision and support for staff wellbeing

Book here on Right Choice

Wiltshire Healthy Schools event

Thursday 24th April 2025, 12:30-2:30pm. 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 2025.  

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)  

Book on on Right Choice

Become A Youth Mental Health First Aider

Tuesday 29th April & Wednesday 30th April 2024, 9:00am-5:00pm, at Devizes Corn Exchange.

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

Wiltshire Council is able to offer this training at a reduced rate, compared to most other national providers, with further discounts for those that work with Wiltshire young people.

Key areas covered within this course include:

  • Emotional, mental, social and psychological wellbeing
  • Eating disorders, Self Harm, Suicide
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis
  • Promoting protective factors and sources of support

This two day Youth MHFA course will teach you how to:

  • recognise the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
  • feel confident helping a young person experiencing a mental health problem
  • guide a young person towards the right support

Everyone who completes the course receives:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth MHFAider®
  • A Youth MHFAider® manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health  

Cost for Wiltshire schools £100. 

Cost for staff from beyond Wiltshire £200.

More information here

Booking on Right Choice

BSW – Senior Mental Health Lead Network Meeting

Wednesday 21st May, 2025. 3:30 - 5pm. Online live.

These network sessions are held three times a year and will focus on supporting the role of the Senior Mental Health Lead in schools and colleges.

These are sessions for those who have previously attended a Senior Mental Health Lead training course (with Wiltshire Council, B&NES, Swindon or another provider). They are useful opportunities for schools to ask questions, share good practice and hear the latest local and national updates. The focus will be on implementing a whole school and college approach to mental health.

The sessions are attended by schools and colleges from B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Further information about these sessions, including notes from previous meetings can be found here.

These additional support sessions are fully subsidised.

Outcomes

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • have had an opportunity to listen to and share good practice
  • be able to identify challenges and explore solutions
  • have received national and local updates relating to school mental health

Book on Right Choice

PSHE And Healthy Schools Leads Network Meeting

Monday 9th June 2025, 3:45-5pm. Online live.

A network session focussing on improving the health of children from all phases. With a focus on the PSHE curriculum, as well as discussion of related school activities and good practice.
Education to help children stay safe, healthy and prepared for life's opportunities.

Description

These network meetings are held three times a year and will focus on PSHE education and other school-based initiatives to promote health and wellbeing.

These are useful opportunities for schools to ask questions, share good practice and hear the latest local and national updates.

There is usually an external speaker, in addition to the discussions between schools

the end of the session delegates will:

  • have had an opportunity to listen to and share good practice
  • make connections with other school PSHE and Healthy School leads
  • have received and discussed local and national updates, including from Ofsted

Book on Right Choice

Military Schools Network Meeting

Wednesday 11th June 2025, 1:15 - 2:30pm. Online live.

Join mutually supportive schools at a network meeting supporting leaders of military schools/settings.

Schools with pupils who have parents in the military are encouraged to attend these meetings, which are held three times a year.

These meetings are designed to:

  • build a network of mutually supportive schools
  • share best practice and ideas
  • compile an accurate shared resource
  • provide a place to share concerns, worries and to ask questions

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • have met and shared information to form a network of leaders of schools with service children
  • have an up-to-date list of the relevant contacts available to support leaders of schools with service children
  • share best practice in a collaborative way

Book on Right Choice

An Introduction to PSHE Education

Monday 16th June 2025. 9:30- 11:30. Online live.

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

Become Youth Mental Health Aware

Thursday 26th June 2025, 9am-12pm. Onlive live.

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 three-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

More about Youth Mental Health First Aid

Book on Right Choice