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  • Kooth promotional materials for young people

  • European Regional Development Fund

  • HAF Applications now open

  • Education for wellbeing programme

  • Appropriate Language Guide 2022

  • Learning Programme Resources: Taster Events : Racial Justice

  • Free ramadan & eid cpd for your Primary schools

  • Adult Learning – Level 2 ICT course

  • Supported internships programme



Kooth promotional materials for young people


Please see  promotional materials for Kooth- we really want to make sure every young person in Halton knows about what this service can provide:

Kooth is a free anonymous place for young people to find online support & counselling- Sign up to Kooth for discussion boards, Kooth magazine and help articles, journal and self-help tools- Kooth offers a daily journal to track your feelings and emotions and reflect on how you are doing, Kooth Chat and messenger for when you want to talk online about anything that is bothering you as well as free counselling.

Can you please share to all students in your school- I have attached 2 j pegs separately so you can use them for social media. This information can also be accessed via: Mental Health Info Point – info for professionals

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European Regional Development Fund


As part of the European Regional Development Fund, Welcome Back Fund, Halton Borough Council are running a film competition for young people over 13, to feature their ‘Halton Highlight’.

See attached poster

See attached flim entry





HAF Applications now open


We are happy to announce that applications for Halton’s Easter, Summer and Christmas, School Holiday activity and food provision, are now live!

We would like to work together with a number of children and young people’s providers, to offer positive activities and free lunches to our children and young people in Halton, who are in need. The HAF (Holiday Activity with Food Programme) funding from the DFE is available for the 2022 Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays. Providers can apply for funding to deliver the programme during Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays in one application.

Are you able to offer the following?

  • Physical activity – Minimum of 1 hour Physical activity each day. This can include a range of activities from forest school, outdoor adventure activities, as well as multi sports such as football, dance etc. 
  • Enrichment/Wellbeing activity – Arts and crafts, musical activities or, drama etc. 
  • Nutritious meal – A meal that meets school food standards must be included as part of the offer – This will either be supplied by a number of private sector organisations free of charge or provided by yourself.
  • Nutritional Education – This does not need to be formal, it could be as simple as trying new foods, growing vegetables, understanding how to read food labels, having conversations around the amount of sugar in foods.

If so, you can find our application form here –

Applications for the Easter programme will close at midnight on Sunday 6th March

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact and

We look forward to reviewing your applications.




Education for wellbeing programme


Education for wellbeing programme: secondary schools needed

We’ve asked The Anna Freud Centre to deliver England’s largest research trial of school-based mental health interventions, the Education for Wellbeing programme.

The Education for Wellbeing programme has worked with around 500 mainstream primary and secondary schools across England, to evaluate pioneering ways of supporting the mental wellbeing of pupils. The research will examine the impact of different interventions on pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.

They are now recruiting over 100 secondary schools for the third, and final, wave of the programme. If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please email.

Expression of interest form




Appropriate Language Guide 2022


The Prevention Programme is pleased to share our revised Appropriate Language guide.

This guide is an updated version of our original Appropriate Language guide which was first created in 2017. We have included some significant updates including spotlight sections on child financial exploitation and children forced or coerced to carry drugs internally.

The final version is attached with a link to where you can find it on the website.




Learning Programme Resources: Taster Events : Racial Justice


You will remember the national programme The World Reimagined – which the Liverpool City Region, and thus Halton, are part of.  This is a programme which includes various elements, one of which is access to training events and resources for engaging with children and young people on the subject of Racial  Justice.

I apologise for the short notification, but we only recently found out about these.  Here are links to events and resources:

The next three events will take place on Zoom – click titles for sign up links.

9th Feb – Well-Being in Teaching for Racial Justice with Foluke Taylor

16th Feb – Decorating your Globe with Annie from Wild in Art

23rd Feb – Myth Busting and Common Mistakes in Teaching for Racial Justice

Please seee attached  key dates

You can follow our Eventbrite page here, so you don’t miss any of events we are hosting. 

Our resource preview including the Well-Being for Teaching Racial Justice document can be found here.

Any schools wanting to sign up to the Globe or Poetic programme can do so here.

Finally, the Artist Educator call-out has been extended to Mon 7th Feb so please share with any artists who may be interested in working with a school in one of our host learning cities: Birmingham, Bristol, Greater Manchester, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool City Region, London and Swansea.




Free ramadan & eid cpd for your Primary schools


FREE Teaching & Learning about Ramadan & Eid CPD Session

With Ramadan starting around the 2nd of April,  Imran Kotwal from Muslim Learner Services ( is offering a FREE virtual Teaching & Learning about Ramadan & Eid CPD session for Primary School RE Leads/Teachers/Headteachers

DATE: 15th March 2022 4-5pm & 29th March 2022 4-5 pm. 

Description: In this session, we will explore questions like; What is Ramadan? Why do Muslims fast? Why do some Muslims in Britain start Ramadan on different dates? Do all Muslims need to fast? What is Suhoor & Iftar? What is the Night of Power? What is I’tikaf? How do Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr? This virtual session led by a British Muslim teacher will help primary colleagues develop an in-depth understanding of Ramadan & Eid. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout the session and all schools will be provided with FREE training materials and resources to use with pupils. By the end of the session, you will be able to confidently lead a Ramadan / Eid-ul-Fitr assembly or lesson for all your primary pupils!

Places are limited to one free place per school.

To book your place please complete the booking form HERE or copy and paste the link below into your browser




Adult Learning – Level 2 ICT course


We have spaces on our Level 2 ICT course which starts on Wednesday 2 March, 9.30am – 12 noon, at Kingsway Learning Centre. The details are attached.

As this is a course that leads to a qualification it falls under the Skills Pledge, which means that staff  – with management approval – will be able to claim 50% of their learning time back and not have to use flexi/annual leave.


If you are interested, but don’t already hold a Level 1 ICT qualification, you may need to complete a short initial assessment to ensure that the course is suitable for you. The dates for the assessments are:

  • Monday 7 February between 9.30am and 2.30pm
  • Monday 14 February between 9.30am and 2.30pm

To book a place for an assessment, and for any enquiries, contact the Adult Learning Team or call 0151 511 7788.




Supported internships programme


Supported internships are for young people aged 16 – 24 with learning difficulties or learning disabilities, who want to get a job and need extra support to do this.  To be eligible the young person needs to have an Education Health and Care Plan.

The Supported Internship is a personalised study programme to give each young person the training, support and work skills they need to help them get a job.  The employer gives the work experience and training for a job role to enable the young person to learn the skills needed for work.

Supported Internships are unpaid and usually last for at least six months.  The young person and employer are supported by a Job Coach during the internship.

Referrals for a young person who is interested in the 2022/23 programme can be made by sending the completed the referral form below by email to:

Please see referral form attached 

Opportunity to provide a placement for a current intern

One of our current interns has a keen interest of working within a school library and school office environment.    If you are interested in providing an opportunity, please contact Alison Bowen, Supported Internship Programme Team Leader – 0151 511 7471 or to discuss further.