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.
June issue - Health and Wellbeing in Schools Hub
Health and Wellbeing in Schools Hub Issue 27 June 2019
Live Well, Learn Well
The last issue of this academic year is now available and includes a helpful signposting section for summer newsletters, resources for parents on transition and details of the workshops available in June, July and September.
We are already thinking about September and have an article on the Scroll Free September campaign, offering children, young people and adults a break from their social media accounts. Find out more about the Royal Society of Public Health Campaign in the latest Hub.
9th September 2019 E-Bug training to support the new statutory Health education
Date 9th September 12.30 - 15.30 at Shaw House, Newbury Free Training
From September 2020 the new Health Education for primary and secondary schools will be statutory.
One of the topics is Health and Prevention which includes antibiotic awareness, personal hygiene and infection prevention.
E-bug is a free resource which will support the delivery of this topic and free one day training has been secured for school staff in Berkshire.
To book a place please email - firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st July 2019.
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Domestic Abuse Awareness and Champion training
Domestic Abuse Awareness Training
A 1 day Domestic Abuse Awareness training for West Berkshire multi-agency professionals, community organisations and individuals. This training will provide attendees with an increased awareness of domestic abuse and develop attendees’ knowledge of the effects and dynamics of domestic abuse, types of partner violence, complexities in leaving abusive relationships, power and control and the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people.
Monday 10th June 2019, 10:00-16:00 at Shaw House, Newbury
Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 10:00-16:00 at Shaw House, Newbury
Tuesday 17th September 2019, 10:00-16:00 at The Hub, Downsway Primary School, Tilehurst
Thursday 7th November 2019, 10:00-16:00 at The Hub, Downsway Primary School, Tilehurst
West Berkshire Council employees: Apply via MyView
External agencies and individuals: Email email@example.com with details of the course you
would like to attend.
Domestic Abuse Champions Training
Domestic Abuse Champions are multi-agency professionals, community organisations and individuals trained to have a more extensive understanding of domestic abuse and its impact. Domestic abuse champions are able to advise others and ensure they are aware of, and have access to, local resources and support. Champions have a fundamental role in cascading learning and awareness. The network also supports partnership understanding and sharing of knowledge.
Domestic Abuse Champions training is a 1 day training which will provide attendees with an introduction to their champions role and support attendees knowledge and confidence of completing risk assessments, risk management, safety planning and support services available for victims, survivors, children and young people and perpetrators.
Thursday 10th October 2019, 10:00-16:00 at Shaw House, Newbury
Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 10:00-16:00 at The Hub, Downsway Primary School, Tilehurst
To book: Click the link and visit Reducing the Risk's training page*
*Please note that to attend Domestic Abuse Champions' training in West Berkshire you need to have previously attended the one-day Domestic Abuse Awareness training (please see above)
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Wellbeing in Schools Hub Issue 26
Live Well, Learn Well
In the new issue of the Hub find out about the West Berkshire Young Health Champions conference. Have a look at the video from the conference
The Chief Medical Officers and Royal College of Paediatrics have completed reviews and published reports on screen time for children and young people. In the Hub there are links to the guides and infographics for professionals, parents and carers.
It's Mental Health Awareness Week in May and schools have received a guide and signposting for staff wellbeing. Whilst it is SATS week this is a great opportunity to reflect on how we can take self care and support each other.
A really helpful approach is the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and the workshop has been updated for 2019.
Find out more on our resources page.