Stonewall launches School Report 2017
Ten years ago, Stonewall launched the first School Report, a ground-breaking study into the experiences of 1,100 lesbian, gay and bi pupils in Britain’s schools. Published four years after the repeal of Section 28, it revealed a startling picture: two in three lesbian, gay and bi pupils had been bullied at school because of their sexual orientation, and just one in four schools said this bullying was wrong.
BRAND NEW Introduction to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for Primary School Setting
Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning (GHLL) is delighted to launch their new Relationship and Sexual Education (RSE) Resource for primary school settings.
The RSE planning and resources provide teachers working from Reception to Year 6 in any educational setting within Gloucestershire with everything required to enable them to help young people think about growing up, changes they see in themselves, hygiene, challenging stereotypes and different types of love.
You will receive a completely FREE resource pack for your school including CD and the opportunity to go through the resource and ask questions. Puberty brochures for primary and special schools will also be available to collect.
Click here to reserve your place on 6th July or 13th July 2017 12:00 - 16:30 and receive your FREE pack.
School Diversity Week
School Diversity week 2017 is in just a few weeks, on the 3rd to 7th July
Click here for your School Diversity Week toolkit which includes easy to use ideas for school-wide events, advice on empowering your students by setting up a Social Action Team, Primary School lesson plans and more.
Will you join the 100,000?
Over 100,000 people have pledged to end mental health stigma with Time to Change. Will you join them?
Time to change is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health. Be part of the movement by pledging to challenge discrimination, be there for a friend, or share your own story.
London Terror Attack: Talking About Tragic Events
The London Terror attacks took place on Saturday 3rd June. This blog post aims to help anyone seeking to talk to young people about tragic events. Our Freephone National Helpline is open tomorrow at 9am for those with further questions on 08088 020 021.
Banaz: A Love Story
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
Child Safety Week 5th-11th June
Child Safety Week is back from 5th-11th June
Accidents are a leading cause of death, serious injury and acquired disability for children and young people in the UK.
Child Safety Week aims to help families understand the risks, as well as the consequences – but most importantly, the simple ways that accidents can be prevented.
The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) are asking people to share their experience, not just about the horrors of accidents, but the really practical, simple things they do to prevent them.
Please see - Top tips for keeping children safe from accidents
CAPT have put together an easy to use social media toolkit, including suggested tweets and ideas for getting your Facebook pages buzzing during the week.
Remember to use the #ChildSafetyWeek and #SharingIsCaring hashtags.
You can also print off the great poster for use around your setting.
Big or small, there are lots of different things you can do during Child Safety Week.
More information and resources are available from CAPT at www.childsafetyweek.org.uk
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:
Introducing our new #inyourcorner competition for schools in partnership with Life Channel
We are excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Life Channel to launch a competition for your students to create a short animation and develop a campaign plan about being there for friends. The winning entry will be developed with professional animators and your students will be supported to promote it through school, Time to Change’s social media platforms and the Life Channel network.
The competition is designed to get students thinking about the topic of mental health in a fun and creative way. Students will develop skills in digital storytelling, design, campaign planning, media, team work and engagement. Once you sign up, you’ll receive a simple brief, campaign plan and storyboard template for you to share with your students.
The closing date is 14th July 2017 so sign up as soon as you can to start planning your submission with your students. Life Channel will be in touch with you once you’ve entered the competition. Your data will only be used for the sole purpose of the competition. We look forward to receiving your submission.
Time to Change in partnership with Life Channel
Young Gloucestershire Training 2017
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
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.
Great Competition for pupils and students to have fun with Science!
Final being held at the National Space Centre. Enter your 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.
Introduction to Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning (GHLL) Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for Primary School Settings
Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning (GHLL) is delighted to launch their new Relationship and Sexual Education (RSE) Resource for primary school settings. Collection of the resource is available on the 6th July 10.00-12.30 and the 13th July 1.00-4.30 pm.
You will receive a complete FREE resource pack for your school including CD and the opportunity to go through the resource and ask questions. Puberty brochures for primary and special schools will also be available to collect. For further information Click here.
Many 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. The proposed deep engagement with stakeholders over the drafting of the RSE guidance will be delayed until after 8th June. 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.
DFE Policy Statement: Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education, and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Education Secretary Justine Greening sets out plans for relationships education in primary schools and relationships and sex education in secondary schools.