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The DfE has produced a guide for primary headteachers setting out why they must engage parents on their school’s relationships education policy and tips on how to do so.

You will find additional useful information on the health and wellbeing pages of Solgrid within the PSHE section. Please click here.

For more information about World Mental Health Day, please see the health and wellbeing website’s news page.

Health and wellbeing website.

An employee wellbeing event will be held at the Bluebell Centre in Chelmsley Wood on Monday 14 October, between 1.30pm to 4.30pm.  All are welcome.

Employees are invited to drop in between these times to find out more about the wellbeing initiatives currently available at the council, as well as providing an opportunity to meet all of our benefit providers in one location. Some of the stands will include:

  • Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund – corporate health cash plan
  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Mental health first aid
  • Vectis cards
  • Everyone Active leisure centre gym membership
  • Travel passes
  • Nutritional advice
  • Solihull Carers Stand

The event will take place in The Loft at the Bluebell Centre, West Mall, Chelmsley Wood, Solihull, B37 5TN.

Please book some time in your diary to come along and attend.

For more information contact Claire Cooksey in HR on 0121 704 8136, or email claire.cooksey@solihull.gov.uk.

Eat well, move more is a healthy lifestyles programme, commissioned by public health, for children aged 4-16 years. The aim is to improve health through increased physical activity, increased intake of fruit and veg, better knowledge of a healthy lifestyle and how to sustain this.

The children who would be involved in the Eat well, move more programme would be those teachers/parents/carers feel there are concerns over their health such as being overweight/underweight, lacking nutritional knowledge, fussy eaters or inactive. The programme is designed to sensitively target these hard to reach groups, therefore we can run programmes for a select group of children or for the whole class as the focus is a healthy lifestyle.

Spaces available for schools during the autumn term or spring term contact elizabeth.knowles@solihull.gov.uk to reserve your space.

It is open to all PSHE education teachers in the West Midlands, with priority given to those from Birmingham and surrounding areas if over-subscribed. The session will explore what makes young people vulnerable to radicalisation, and the protective and preventative factors PSHE education can develop to reduce extremism risks.

The twilight is provided with funding from the Home Office as part of its ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ programme, awarded by the London Community Foundation programme.

Attendees will gain practical support to review, plan and implement a PSHE education curriculum that effectively safeguards pupils, including:

  • Awareness of the knowledge, skills and attributes PSHE education develops to support resilience to extremist ideologies of all kinds
  • An increased understanding of extremism, the process of radicalisation and of PSHE education’s role in safeguarding pupils, in line with schools’ statutory duties
  • Knowledge of resources to support safe and effective lesson delivery

Book your free place by visiting the Services for Education website.

The session will be held at Services for Education, 3 Holt Court, Holt Street, Birmingham B7 4AX.