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How should teachers talk to their students in the event of a terrorist attack?

In light of the Manchester terror attacks, how should schools/colleges and teachers respond when there has been a terrorist attack in UK or elsewhere? Students will be asking questions, talking among themselves, talking with families. Schools cannot ignore events, however controversial and disturbing it is to raise them. Click here for our top 6 tips:

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Mental Health Champions Award

The first GHLL Quality Assurance Group to assess submissions for the Mental Health Champions Awards is taking place on 29th June.

 If you would like your school’s submission to be included in this QUAG, please ensure all your reports are submitted by 22nd June.
 
If you need assistance please contact GHLL@gloucestershire.gov.uk
 
 

 

A Call to Men - Promoting Respect, Preventing Violence

Promoting Respect, Preventing Violence discussion

 The University of Gloucestershire would like to invite you participate in 'Promoting Respect, Preventing Violence' - a ground breaking day of discussion to be delivered jointly by A Call to Men UK and The University of Gloucestershire on Friday 19th May 2017.

The day offers presentations from leading academies, practitioners and campaigners from the fields of Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence, Crime-reduction and Healthy Relationships and will prove a fresh perspective on factors which can make partnership abuse, sexual assault and harassment and coercive behaviours more likely as young people enter adulthood.

For more information about the event and how to register, visit the Eventbrite website.

For all queries, please contact Michael Conroy (A Call to Men UK) on 07972 922366

 

 

 

GENERAL ELECTION AND STATUTORY RSE/RE

Many of you have been in touch to ask whether the general election will affect the status of the new legislation on RSE/RE. We have been reassured that it won't. The Children and Social Work Bill should get Royal Assent within the next week and will become an Act of Parliament. During the campaign period the civil service enter a period of 'purdah' which means they have to stop any public facing work. This will mean that the proposed deep engagement with stakeholders over the drafting of the RSE guidance will be delayed until after June 8th. You can find out more about the proposed process and original timeframe in our FAQs here. There is a solid cross-party consensus on the urgency of introducing RSE. So we are optimistic that the plans set out by the outgoing government for implementation in schools by 2019 will stand. We will continue to update you via the bulletin and FAQs as we get news. Best wishes for a great summer term.

 

Young Gloucestershire Training 2017

Young Gloucestershire

Young Gloucestershire is pleased to offer short training courses to staff and volunteers working with young people. Click here to view Young Gloucestershire's training calendar for 2017. You can also read descriptions of each course here.

Please note bookings for these courses are not made through GHLL, details on how to book are on the calendar.  

 

MHFA England - Ten Keys to Happier Living

Ten Keys

 

 

Mental Health First Aid have created a fantastic poster based on the '10 Keys' from Action for Happiness. It shows some of the practical things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing. Take a look and download here.

 

 

 

 

DFE Policy Statement: Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education, and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

DfE

Education Secretary Justine Greening sets out plans for relationships education in primary schools and relationships and sex education in secondary schools.

Read the full details here

 

 

Great Competition for pupils and students to have fun with Science!

Final being held at the National Space Centre. Enter Scrub up on Science annual competitionyour school team(s) into the Society of Cosmetic Scientists annual competition for schools, which aims to encourage student's interest in science through participation.

This year, the SCS asks you to create your own bath bomb or bubble bath. The aim of the competition is to get students thinking about what chemical processes are involved in cosmetics and personal care products.

Click here for more information and how to enter!