Public Health England have released guidelines to help health protection teams control outbreaks of scarlet fever in schools, nurseries and other childcare settings.
Click on the link to download the guidelines: Scarlet Fever: Managing Outbreaks in Schools and Nurseries
All Together – United Against Bullying from the Anti-Bullying Alliance
Free opportunity for your school to become a leader in Anti-Bullying practice. This FREE offer includes:
- free access to the All Together Online Platform through which schools are supported to create an anti-bullying action plan that is tailored to their needs
- targeted resources to help tackle bullying
- access to the ‘All Together Pupil Wellbeing Questionnaire‘ which will tell you about levels of wellbeing and bullying among your pupils and allow you to monitor progress over the course of the programme. The results will report on a variety of indicators including SEN/disability and free school meals
online CPD-certified training for all staff, including a module on cyberbullying
What is All Together and how do we take part?
An All Together School is one that has proven its activity to reduce bullying of all children. The All Together programme has been developed over the last three years and builds upon the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s previous SEND anti-bullying champion programme which saw significant positive results.
Participating schools are supported on- and offline to make whole school change to its anti-bullying practices, using a social model approach. The programme includes a special focus on reducing bullying of disabled children and those with SEN but aims to reduce bullying of all children and young people.
The programme is running from April 2017 to September 2018.
To join All Together, go to: www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/alltogether and follow the instructions to embark on the online programme.
The Department for Education has released a newly revised template to support schools with the reporting of their PE and Sport Premium Funding.
Maintained schools must publish information about their use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium on their websites. Schools should publish the amount of the premium received, a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent), what impact the school has seen on pupils PE and sport participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future. Schools should also consider how their use of the money is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.
For further information and to download the template click on the link below:
Healthy eating messages come alive with the new Go Golborne 5ADAY animation.
The animation brings to life the catchy song ‘5ADAY Your Way‘, written for the Royal Borough’s local campaign,Go Golborne, by local Calypso musician Alexander D Great. The campaign aims to support children and families to eat well, keep active and feel good.
The animation has been created to teach children key facts about the 5ADAY message using real-life fruit and vegetable characters. It includes top tips on how we can include enough fruit and vegetables in our daily diet and is an ideal resource to use in school assemblies, in lessons or within Children’s Centres to teach children about this key healthy eating message.
A series of four lesson plans for key stage 4 with a specific focus on addressing extremism and radicalisation of all kinds,
From the PSHE Association, commissioned by Medway Public Health Directorate.
Schools can build pupils’ resilience to extremism and radicalisation by supporting inclusion and a sense of belonging in the community and by providing a safe environment for debating emotive issues. As part of this whole school approach, PSHE education lessons can develop knowledge and understanding of the factors that lead to extremism, and skills such as critically evaluating the media and the messages of charismatic speakers and groups, as well as developing attributes such as resilience, empathy and respect for others. These lessons are not designed to be taught in isolation, but should always form part of a planned, developmental PSHE education programme. Furthermore, Medway Public Health Directorate has given permission for these lesson resources to be available to all schools.
Each lesson plan is accompanied by a PowerPoint and relevant resources. You can use the ‘Download all files’ link in the side bar to download a folder containing all of the documents.
Click on the link to download the files: Addressing Extremism and Radicalisation Lesson Plans
This review from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews aims to assess the effectiveness, cost effectiveness and associated adverse events of interventions designed to increase the consumption of fruit, vegetables or both amongst children aged five years and under.
Background: Consuming not enough fruit and vegetables is a considerable health burden in developed countries. Eating fruit and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of future chronic disease. Early childhood represents a critical period for the establishment of dietary habits. Interventions to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables in early childhood may therefore be an effective strategy in reducing this disease burden.
Review question: To assess the impact of interventions designed to increase eating of fruit or vegetables or both among children aged five years and under.
Conclusion: The evidence for effective interventions to increase eating of fruit and vegetables by children aged five and under remains sparse. Child-feeding interventions appear to increase the eating of vegetables by children (by 4.03 grams), but this conclusion is based on very low-quality evidence and is very likely to change when future research is undertaken.
For further details of this review click on the link: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under