from more than 20 countries, including Croatia, Ukraine and Finland, will be heading for
Warwick this week, to attend an international training course co-ordinated by the Central
bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges.
The week-long course runs from November 3 8 and takes the theme Healthy Schools,
Healthy Pupils. It is part of the Council of Europes in-service training programme
for teachers, trainers and school inspectors and is supported by Warwickshire County
Councils Education Department.
The course will outline the changing agenda for personal, social and health education
in schools, exploring such issues as the health promoting school,
citizenship education and education for parenthood.
The training will be based at the Lord Leycester Hotel, Warwick, the main course venue.
Delegates will get the chance to visit local primary and secondary schools, across
Warwickshire, as part of their course.
"The idea is to let delegates experience a normal school morning," said Lyz
Mitchell, Inspector for Personal & Social education in Warwickshire. "Well
get feedback from the visitors, on their impressions of education here, at the end of the
The course director is Jane Jenks, vice chair of the national advisory committee on
PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education), who is currently playing a prominent role
in drafting recommendations for new Government guidelines.