Category Archives: WCC Resources & News HS

Online Safety at Home

Contact with children and young people is likely to change over the next few weeks as lockdown continues to ease, However, if you’re continuing to support families with learning at home, ThinkUknow will still be delivering their activity packs over the next couple of months. This week, all of the packs explore sharing images:

Sharing images – New video guides for parents and carers: ThinkUknow’s new video guides explore the positives and the risks of sharing images online and offer practical advice for parents and carers on:

  • What they can do to reduce risks and;
  • How they can seek help if they’re concerned about an image that’s been shared.

Access The Videos

Screen time and boosting digital resilience: Screen time has been a key concern for many parents and carers over the lockdown period.  However, high-quality screen time can offer opportunities for learning, staying connected and boosting digital resilience.

Two new Parent Info articles take a look at:

Heatwave Advice

This document from Public Health provides advice on how to take care during heatwaves. The information will help you to keep your service users and yourselves healthy during a period of very hot weather. The material is a summary of the NHS / Public Health England Heatwave Plan 2020 which now includes advice specifically related to Coronavirus. Links to useful websites are also included.

Heatwave Advice June 2020

Saving, Borrowing and Protecting My Money

The Bank of England have produced a new lesson to complement the existing econoME scheme of work and The PSHE Association have granted it their Quality Mark for PSHE resources.

The lesson, suitable for key stages 3 and 4, is free to download and uses a series of case studies designed to help students calculate the impact of saving and borrowing, whilst also equipping them with strategies to protect their money from risks such as online fraud.

Economic wellbeing remains a vital part of PSHE education and the econoME scheme of work will support colleagues to plan this aspect of their provision for the autumn term.

This latest lesson and other PSHE Association quality assured materials are available for free download from the econoME site:

Teaching About Mental Wellbeing

This update from the GOV.UK provides practical materials for primary and secondary schools to use to train staff about teaching mental wellbeing.

This training module supports the physical health and mental wellbeing section of the statutory relationships, sex and health education curriculum. This is the first of a series of 14 modules to support schools to implement the new curriculum.

GOV.UK have developed this mental wellbeing teacher training module to help subject leads and teachers understand what they should teach, as well as improving their confidence in delivering mental wellbeing as part of the new curriculum.

The new curriculum becomes statutory in September 2020 but the content in this module may be useful for teachers who are currently working with pupils, either face-to-face or remotely, to support them to maintain good mental health and address issues before they escalate.