Community Notices

 Parents urged to check children’s MMR vaccine records following rise in measles cases 

Data published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows there has been a rise in measles cases.

The government is encouraging parents to see if their children are fully up to date with their measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations by checking their personal child health record, known as the red book, or by contacting their GP practice.

Parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities – we want to hear your views

We are asking parents and carers of children and young people who have additional support to take a short survey to share their views. The children and young people might have special educational needs support, an Education Health and Care Plan (also known as an EHCP) or other plans that describe the support they need.

We want to know how the process of getting support worked for you and what difference it has made to your child or young person, so we can help improve things for others who need support. Please complete this survey:
Survey for parents and carers
Survey for children

The responses will be used to help improve the way people get support both in Wiltshire and on a national scale. You can answer all or part of the questions and all of it will be anonymous.

More detail can also be found on the Local Offer website.

 

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Did you know that Performing Arts classes run on Sundays at Westbury Leigh Primary School?

Stagecoach Trowbridge, Frome and Westbury provides performing arts training to children and young people on weekends.

At Westbury Leigh, children aged 4-7 attend 9.30am-11am to learn skills in each of the performing arts disciplines of singing, acting and dancing. We nurture the shy and apprehensive until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child.

We offer Two Week Trials for new students so simply visit www.stagecoach.co.uk/trowbridge to book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the latest parent course for Spurgeons please click here

 

 

 

Westbury & District Cricket Club.

At junior level we are again running the allstars and dynamos programmes 

We also run two men's teams / ladies team and the disabled cricket is at Leighton (run by Wilts Cricket)

Training nights for Juniors - 6-7.30pm Friday nights starting 21st April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBC Radio Wiltshire Make A Difference Awards 2023 

The BBC Radio Wiltshire Make a Difference Awards are back for 2023! These awards are a way to say “Thank You” to those who are really going above and beyond.  

Whether it’s caring for someone in need, being a brilliant neighbour, or taking on an incredible fundraising challenge, if you know someone who is really making a difference to our lives then you can nominate them for an award. Nominations are now open and will close on Sunday 5 March 2023 at 11:00pm.   

Nominate and find out more information on the BBC Radio Wiltshire Make A Difference Awards 2023  

TeenTalk Support Information

Please see some information about TeenTalk, our Early Help and Support Service for young people aged 10-25 in Wiltshire.

Home Page - TeenTalk

Our service is free and offers counselling either face to face or via telephone/teams.

Referrals can be made either by professionals, parents and young people themselves.

All referrals are made via our website, a counsellor will then make contact to ensure that our service meets the needs of the young person and to explain how our service works.

We are also holding an information session for parents in conjunction with YGAM (Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust) which offers a 75 minute gaming and gambling awareness session for parents, grandparents and guardians. The session covers:

  • Gambling: exploring the influences on children and young people
  • Gaming: discussing the benefits and concerns of gaming, including microtransactions
  • Understanding the blurred lines between gaming and gambling
  • Recognising the signs of harm and where to go for support

This information session is free to attend and is being held at our Melksham Youth Centre which is The Canberra Centre, 56a Spa Road, Melksham, SN12 7NY, please follow the link below to book a space.

https://parents.ygam.org/bespoke-parents-workshop/?crb_workshop=16.02.23 Bespoke F2F Parent Awareness. 4Youth. 17:30

 Wiltshire College & University Centre