Education

Free sanitary products for schools in England

Free sanitary products for schools in England

Government funding for free sanitary products in all English secondary schools and colleges has been welcomed as a “huge step” by campaigners. 19 year old Amika George, who started campaigning on period poverty two years ago, said the move would make a “massive difference” to girls who struggled to afford tampons and pads. But campaigners… Read More…

School pupils to be taught about relationships

School pupils to be taught about relationships

From next September, primary and secondary school pupils in England will learn about relationships, keeping safe online and looking after their mental health as part of compulsory lessons. Children in primary school will have relationships education and this will be broadened to relationships and sex education in secondary schools. Health education for all ages will… Read More…

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…

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