Education

Children in England to be taught CPR

Children in England to be taught CPR

News today has revealed that all secondary school pupils will learn first aid and how to use a defibrillator from 2020. Government plans state that basic lifesaving skills and health education will be provided in every secondary school meaning that all pupils will be taught how to administer CPR, the use and purpose of a… Read More…

Awards ceremony for Healthy Schools Programme

Awards ceremony for Healthy Schools Programme

Twelve schools which have recently achieved Wiltshire Healthy Schools status were recognised at a special event yesterday (Thursday 6 December) at County Hall. At the event, schools were presented with a special plaque marking their achievements. The programme recognises schools that have provided evidence to show how their provision supports the health and wellbeing of… Read More…

Educational achievements recognised at South Gloucestershire Council awards ceremony

Educational achievements recognised at South Gloucestershire Council awards ceremony

On Thursday 29 November we held an awards evening to celebrate the outstanding educational achievements and successes over the past year of more than 100 pupils and staff from secondary schools in our area. The winners and guests, including parents and carers, were invited to Aerospace Bristol for the South Gloucestershire Secondary Education Awards 2018,… Read More…

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Teachers and parents have reacted with anger on social media to the Chancellor’s budget claims that schools are to receive a one-off payment of £400m for “little extras.” Schools in England will receive the sum to spend on “little extras they need” the chancellor, Philip Hammond, said when delivering the budget in parliament yesterday. The… Read More…

All the fun of the fair at science and engineering event

All the fun of the fair at science and engineering event

School children from across Wiltshire headed for County Hall, Trowbridge, to enjoy a peek into the future. They were guests at Science and Engineering: What Wiltshire Council has to Offer – a day of presentations and exhibitions for pupils and teachers. Baroness Jane Scott OBE, leader of Wiltshire Council, opened the event. She said: “It’s… Read More…

Is STEM your child’s future?

Is STEM your child’s future?

Guest post from Robo Wunderkind.  The STEM field (which stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is a booming professional environment with ever-growing job opportunities. Due to its potential, it’s reasonable to consider it for your child’s future. In such case, what should you keep in mind? It seems the world is currently full of… Read More…

Deadline approaching for secondary school place applications

Deadline approaching for secondary school place applications

Deadline approaching for secondary school place applications  Parents across Bath and North East Somerset, whose children are currently in Year 6 are being reminded that the deadline for applying for a secondary school place for September 2019 is fast approaching.   And they are being urged to fill in all five preferences available to them… Read More…

What to do if you think your child is being bullied

What to do if you think your child is being bullied

School is back but what is supposed to be an important part of your child’s life can be incredibly difficult if they run into problems with their classmates. If you suspect that your child is being bullied at school, there are a few things you can do without exacerbating the situation. Firstly, making an appointment… Read More…

Are you struggling with the back to school blues?

Are you struggling with the back to school blues?

While parents might relish the return of school so they don’t have to stress so much about finding somewhere for the children to be during working hours, kids are usually much more stressed about having to go back. The start of a new term can trigger a lot of emotions in children and in some… Read More…

Be University ready

Be University ready

While most of you have younger children, for those of you with teenagers who have just finished their A Levels, you’ll be facing the idea of letting them loose in the big, wide world as they depart for university. There is a lot to think about as they embark on this journey, firstly, for the… Read More…

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