Category Archives: WCC Resources & News HS

Life Skills Lesson Plans

LifeSkills created with Barclays is a programme focussed on raising the confidence, aspirations and motivations of young people across the country making the move from education into work. Furthermore, it has been granted the PSHE Association Quality Mark for PSHE education resources to their latest lessons, which focus on helping students to recognise that online reputation, presence and digital communication are important to job prospects and thriving in the workplace.

How can social media be used positively to engage with potential employers? How can young people build a positive online presence? What does effective digital communication in the workplace look like? The following new LifeSkills lessons explore these questions and more:

Once registered with LifeSkills, the materials are free to download and include lesson plans, lesson slides, classroom videos and interactive tools. There are a range of resources that focus on key skills such as CV writing, interview skills, problem solving, adaptability, and communication.

Visit Life Skills to Register and Download the materials

National Food and Nutrition Education Conference for Teachers

The second Food – a Fact of Life National Food and Nutrition Conference for primary and secondary school teachers will take place on Saturday 1 February 2020 in London.  This half day conference is organised by the British Nutrition Foundation and is being offered to teachers at a greatly subsidised rate of £20 (including VAT) per person.  Cost includes refreshments and a light lunch.

Full details can be found here:

‘Catch It, Bin It, Kill It’ Campaign

Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Health have activated the Catch It, Bin It, Kill It campaign. The campaign includes digital and print materials to inform the public about the steps they can take to protect themselves and reduce spread of the virus by practising good respiratory hand hygiene.

The flu virus can live for many hours on hard surfaces and therefore practising good hand hygiene can limit the spread of germs and transmission of flu. People are advised to catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue, bin it, and then wash their hands afterwards to kill the germs. Practising good hand hygiene and giving eligible people the flu vaccine is the best defence against the virus.


Complete Routine Immunisation Schedule from January 2020

This immunisation schedule includes the Infanrix hexa© vaccine for the infant programme suitable for infants born on or after the 1 August 2017, the universal HPV programme for eligible teenagers and first dose of PCV at 12 weeks of age and a booster dose on or after their first birthday.

Tuberculosis and Children

This document from Public Health England explains how to:

  • Advise those who may have been exposed to TB
  • Support children and adults with TB