Phonics check risks distorting learning, says NAHT

This week children in year 1 will undertake the phonics check to assess their progress in reading. Commenting, Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT says “we wish all pupils, teachers and school leaders involved in the phonics check well this week. “It is important that teachers assess young readers so they know … Read more

Lancashire supports National HIV testing week

People who are at risk of contracting HIV are being urged to take a test by health experts from Lancashire County Council. The advice comes in the run up to National HIV Testing Week, which begins on Saturday 19 November and aims to help to stop the spread of this infectious, but preventable disease. Every … Read more

National HIV Testing Week 2015

Local health professionals are encouraging residents at risk of HIV to take a free, confidential test as part of a national drive to reduce the number of late and undiagnosed HIV infections. St Helens Council’s Public Health team has joined forces with St Helens and Knowsley Hospital Trust to ensure that National HIV Testing Week, … Read more

Lancashire supports HIV Testing Week

Lancashire County Council is supporting national HIV Testing Week by encouraging people who are most likely to be affected by HIV to take a test. Starting on Saturday 21 November, a number of events will be held across Lancashire. HIV information and testing will be available at events in Lancaster, St Annes, Burnley, Preston and … Read more