This site provides comprehensive information on all the services currently available to schools, academies and other organisations from West Berkshire Council.
West Berkshire Council has a great deal of experience and expertise in providing support and services to schools. There are many benefits to buying services from the Local Authority:
• We are committed to supporting schools to make the best possible use of their resources in order to maximise the impact on raising educational standards for pupils.
• We have an experienced and highly trained workforce familiar with the work of schools and in the context in which they operate.
• We ensure our services are compliant with legal requirements and national standards
• We are committed to improving the lives of children.
HWB Hub September 2018
Health and Wellbeing in Schools Update – September 2018
A new season, a new school year and a new Action for Happiness calendar.
If you aren’t aware Action for Happiness has been producing thought provoking calendars. This month it is Self-Care September.
There is also the new issue of the Health and Wellbeing in Schools Hub.
In this issue there is an update on the Health and Wellbeing in Schools programme. The programme now includes active and sustainable travel to school. Find out more at Walking and Cycling to school.
We welcome a new member to Health and Wellbeing in Schools team, Paul Graham Children and Young People’s Healthy Lifestyles Officer.
The Hub features what’s new in West Berkshire, updates from Ofsted on childhood obesity, new Department of Education guidance on Relationships, Relationships and Sex Education and Health education.
Locally we look forward to and welcome
MHFA UK delivering government funded mental health awareness training for secondary school staff.
Click, digital safety drama for year 5 and 6 primary school children
Secondary peer mentors at the annual West Berkshire Peer Mentor Conference
A new cohort of Young Health Champions at Kennet School.
The next Hub will be out 5th November
Hot Weather Alert
A Level 2 heatwave alert has been issued from between 08:00 on Sunday the 15th July and 08: 00 on Monday the 16th July.
This means that temperatures are likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health especially for the very young, vulnerable adults, older people and those with long term conditions. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from NHS Choices at Summer Health, NHS 111 or from your local chemist.
Children’s susceptibility to high temperatures varies; those under four years of age, who are overweight, or who are taking certain medication may be at increased risk of adverse effects. Some children with disabilities or complex health needs may be more susceptible to high temperatures.
Please refer to SLA online Health and Wellbeing in Schools team area for supporting information: http://www.westberkseducation.co.uk/Services/2486
and ensure that heatwave plans are in place and staff are aware of the actions they will take should the alert level move to level 3.
Please ensure that the information about is cascaded to your staff to take appropriate action.
The Public Health Team are working with our Communications Team to ensure messages go out to our residents.
If you have any questions, concerns or feedback regarding this alert, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation Years June Newsletter
Please click here to read the June Newsletter from Foundation Years. It contains information about:
Updates from the Government including:
Home Learning Environment trial in North of England
Consultation Outcome: T Levels
30 Hours free childcare: autumn deadline
Updates from the sector including:
National School Breakfast Programme
Pre-School learning Alliance: GDPR online training
National Portage Association
PLUS many more links and articles.
If you cannot access the above link please copy and paste the following link into your browser.
HWB Hub June 2018 Health and Wellbeing in Schools
In the latest issue of the Hub, the focus is on physical and psychological resilience.
Personal resilience is about self-awareness, coping strategies, getting the right support and being positive.
In the hub there are resources and information for being digitally resilient, physically resilient and how to support the transition to secondary school.
Wishing you all a healthy and well summer and look out for the next update in September 2018.